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The Greening of America’s Building Codes: Promises and Paradoxes

Written for an architecture and construction audience, this history and critique of the greening of building codes would also be a good addition for collections with a focus on sustainability and ecology.

The Story of Architecture

An engaging and readable account of the history of the western architectural canon.

The Women Who Changed Architecture

As a collection of women architects’ biographies, this is a worthwhile book for architecture collections. As an effort to reframe women’s impact, contributions, and participation in the profession of architecture, it is essential for collections that cover architecture or design.

Stories from Architecture: Behind the Lines at Drawing Matter

More than simply an amusing look at the possible stories behind architectural drawings. Although it may take more than a cursory glance to recognize the fictional approach in the texts, this book encourages readers to visualize the larger and more nuanced context for a genre of drawing often seen as purely documentary.

Millennials in Architecture: Generations, Disruption, and the Legacy of a Profession

Of interest to both educators and architects, this timely look at how millennials are influencing architecture is also a call for harnessing the generation’s ability to transform the industry.


John McAndrew's Modernist Vision: From the Vassar College Art Library to the Museum of Modern Art in New York

This study of a lesser-known figure helps round out the story of modernism in America, although an index would have been useful, especially in referencing the many figures in McAndrew's orbit, including Alfred Barr, Philip Johnson, and Frank Lloyd Wright.

Architect: The Pritzker Prize Laureates in Their Own Words

A worthwhile addition to any architecture collection, this book brings together in one volume the voices of some of the most well-known architects in the world.

Frank Lloyd Wright: Unpacking the Archive

An important title for information about the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives in general and for the fascinating works included in the catalog.

The Architecture of the Christian Holy Land: Reception from Late Antiquity Through the Renaissance

A detailed and thorough treatment of a complicated subject. Intended largely for an academic audience but with broad appeal to those in art and architectural history, religious studies, history, archaeology, and other fields.

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