New Books Network

Ian Wray, “No Little Plans: How Government Built America’s Wealth and Infrastructure” (Routledge, 2019)
Is planning for America anathema to the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness? Is it true, as thinkers such as Friedrich Von Hayek, Milton Friedman, and Ayn Rand have claimed, that planning leads to dictatorship, that the state is economically  inefficient, and that prosperity is owed primarily to the workings... Read More
Darius Sollohub, “Millennials in Architecture: Generations, Disruption, and the Legacy of a Profession” (U Texas Press, 2019)
Much has been written about Millennials, but until now their growing presence in the field of architecture has not been examined in depth. In an era of significant challenges stemming from explosive population growth, climate change, and the density of cities, Darius Sollohub, Millennials in Architecture: Generations, Disruption, and the... Read More
Thomas Yarrow, “Architects: Portraits of a Practice” (Cornell UP, 2019)
What is creativity? What is the relationship between work life and personal life? How is it possible to live truthfully in a world of contradiction and compromise? These deep and deeply personal questions spring to the fore in Thomas Yarrow‘s vivid exploration of the life of architects. Yarrow takes us... Read More
Michael R. Boswell, “Climate Action Planning: A Guide to Creating Low-Carbon, Resilient Communities” (Island Press, 2019)
Climate Action Planning: A Guide to Creating Low-Carbon, Resilient Communities (Island Press, 2019) is designed to help planners, municipal staff and officials, citizens and others working at local levels to develop and implement plans to mitigate a community’s greenhouse gas emissions and increase the resilience of communities against climate change... Read More
Kathryn Holliday, “The Open-Ended City: David Dillon on Texas Architecture” (U Texas Press, 2019)
It may only be a slight exaggeration to say that one of David Dillon’s career accomplishments was to put the words “Dallas” and “architecture” in the same sentence again. After a screed in 1980 entitled “Why Is Dallas Architecture So Bad?” launched his career as an architecture critic, Dillon took... Read More
Malcolm Woollen, “Erik Gunnar Asplund: Landscapes and Buildings” (Routledge, 2018)
Taking an interdisciplinary approach, weaving together art, philosophy, history, and literature, this book investigates the landscapes and buildings of Swedish architect Erik Gunnar Asplund. Through critical essays and beautiful illustrations focusing on four projects, the Woodland Cemetery, the Stockholm Public Library, the Stockholm Exhibition and Asplund’s own house at Stennäs,... Read More
Gary Meisner, “The Golden Ratio: The Divine Beauty of Mathematics” (Race Point Press, 2018)
From the pyramids of Giza, to quasicrystals, to the proportions of the human face, the golden ratio has an infinite capacity to generate shapes with exquisite properties. This book invites you to take a new look at this timeless topic, with a compilation of research and information worthy of a... Read More