New for Spring: TASCHEN Architecture Books–x3!
TASCHEN is hitting the architecture industry hard this month, with not one, not two, but three new books for anyone interested in expanding their art book collection or the savvy someone who is anxious to know what’s on the cusp.
Green Architecture Now! by Philip Jodidio offers spread after spread of architecture as sustainable technology. It’s a thorough look at the firms, architects, and artists who are not only paving the way, but shall we say, literally breaking ground with their projects that aim to foster the necessary and innovative way of architectural thought.
With A-Z entries, Architecture Now! 6, the newest installment from the Architecture Now! series, acts as a contemporary reference and overview for the industry’s intellectuals and those readers who want to stay on the edge of today’s architectural movements. Also by Philip Jodidio, the 576-page tome features projects from Zaha Hadid to Renzo Piano (the big names) but then features the small projects, such as a tea house, of Terunobu Fujimori.
Frank Llyod Wright: Complete Works 1943-1959 is the first in the three-volume monograph that covers the modernist architect’s entire oeuvre. Starting in the post war years through the “living architecture” period, the comprehensive look by Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer (Wright’s apprentice in the 50s and director of his archives) looks at Wright’s projects both realized and unrealized from his “organic ‘living architecture’ introduced ideas for the use of solar energy and curved open spaces to his only realized high-rise tower in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. After all is said and done with the third volume, all of Wright’s 1,100 designs will be published.
Posted by Kyra Shapurji