Les 10 livres d’architecture à lire en juin

Les 10 livres d’architecture à lire en juin

10. Latin America in Construction: 1955-1980 Architecture
by Barry Bergdol, Carlos Comas, Jorge Francisco Liernur and Patricio del Real
Publisher: MOMA – The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Discover the world of Latin American architecture from 1955 to 1980. This book offers a rich overview of the architectural creativity and politics of the time.

09. Aldo van Eyck
by Robert McCarter
Publisher: Yale University Press

The Dutch architect Aldo van Eyck has helped to redefine the modern architecture of his country (and of Europe as a whole) by giving it a social role. More than 300 illustrations and notes make us aware of the extent of his creativity.

08. The New Nomads: Temporary Spaces and a Life on the Move
by Robert Klanten, Sven Ehmann and Michelle Galindo
Publisher: Gestalten

Mobility is not only digital and mobile, it is also present in a temporary architecture, called ephemeral. This book shows us this new generation which, like the Internet, has no fixed point, as well as the different incarnations of the nomadic lifestyle.

07. Lina Bo Bardi: 100: Brazil’s Alternative Path to Modernism
Publisher: Hatje Cantz

The Italian-Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi has created a sensual architecture with bold design. His visual language has been used not only in architecture, but also in theatrical, fashion and furniture decorations around the world.

06. Modernism and Landscape Architecture, 1890-1940 (Studies in the History of Art Series)
by Therese O’Malley and Joachim Wolschke-Bulmahn
Publisher: NGW-Stud Hist Art

Landscape architects of the 1890-1940 period theorized and shaped modern urbanity as urban transformations accelerated with population growth in the city. The twelve essays put together in this volume throw an illuminating light on this slice of history.

05. Double Dutch: Dutch Architecture since 1985
by Bernard Hulsman
Publisher: nai010 publishers

The fascinating architecture of the Netherlands, especially with its projects since 1985, is detailed with more than 100 buildings. The journalist and architecture critic Bernard Hulsman describes this one with elegance and enthusiasm.

04. How to Make a Japanese House
by Cathelijne Nuijsink.
Publisher: nai010 publishers

Japanese architecture has always put a lot of boldness in its design and construction, especially when it comes to building houses in tight places. This book shows us how the Japanese combine design, modernity and respect for tradition.

03. Never Built Los Angeles
by Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin. Foreword by Thom Mayne.
Publisher: Metropolis Books

The city of Angels has since its inception attracted architects from around the world to participate in the creation of a futuristic paradise. The visionaries of this city have left behind a rich collection to discover.

02. African Modernism: The Architecture of Independence: Ghana, Senegal, Kenya, Zambia, Ivory Coast
Edited by Manuel Herz with Ingrid Schröder, Hans Focketyn, Julia Jamrozik.
Publisher: Park Books

In the 1950s and 1960s, most African countries gained independence. Architecture has become for them an instrument of national identity and freedom. Photographers Iwan Baan and Alexia Webster have documented these unsung buildings of the West. This book is a reflection on a new era for the African continent and wants to bring a better understanding.

01. 20 Over 80: Conversations with Living Legends of Architecture and Design
by Aileen Kwun and Bryn Smith
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

20 interviews with legends of architecture and design. Each portrait of these legends is accompanied by photos, pleasing graphics, anecdotes and more to better understand their universe. Interviews can be found with graphic designers Seymour Chwast, Milton Glaser, Bob Gill, Richard Hollis, Lora Lamm and Deborah Sussman; architects Kenneth Frampton, Alessandro Mendini, Ricardo Scofidio and Beverly Willis; town planner Jane Thompson, furniture designer Jens Risom and textile designer Jack Lenor Larsen.