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DOUALA IN TRANSLATION

A View of the City and its Creative and its Creative Transformative Potentials

Lucia Babina and Marilyn Douala Bell
Episode Publishers, The Netherlands
2008 / Softcover / 5 x 7 1/2 inches
256 pp / 138 color
ISBN: 978-90-5973-071-7 · Retail Price: $55.00

Drawn in Sand

Unrealised Visions by Alvar Aalto

Alvar Aalto Academy/Museum, Finland
Museum of Finnish Architecture, Finland
2002, English and Finnish text
Exhibition catalog, Softcover, 11 x 11 inches
114 pp, extensive b&w and color reproductions
ISBN: 978-952-5371-06-2 · Retail Price: $120.00

Max Dudler

Architecture For The City

Verlag Niggili, Switzerland
2003, English and German text
Hardcover, 9 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches
280 pp, numerous b&w and color reproductions
ISBN: 3-7212-0451-4 · Retail Price: $116.00

Enterprising Architecture

Business Park Nieuw-Vennep Zuid

Johanna Gunther

This book focuses on the Netherlands’s Business Park Nieuw-Vennep Zuid Nieuw-Vennep Zuid, a landmark project designed by the Podium for Architecture Haarlemmermeer en Schipol. This is a business park with a vision: an elaborate urban development plan, an ambitious landscape design and a first-rate architectural execution. Substantive articles throw light on the relations between local and national interests and the influence of these interests on the evolution of the working landscape. The conclusion – that architecture and entrepreneurship in no way have to rule each other out – is relevant in any setting where a business park might be built, in any part of the world. Complete with drawings, schematics, plans, renderings and many photographs of the finished project.

Jap Sam Books, The Netherlands
July 2010 / English & Dutch / Hardcover
9.5 x 9 inches / 330 pp / Extensive color
ISBN: 978-94-90322-10-6 · Retail Price: $65.00

SARAH ENTWISTLE

Please send this book to my mother

Ariella Yedgar (Ed.)

London-based artist-architect Sarah Entwistle’s artist’s book, Please send … reconfigures the traditional architectural monograph and artist biography to create an ambiguous portrait of her grandfather, architect Clive Entwistle (1916–1976). The result is a fascinating narrative welding fragments of extremely personal reflections and extensive visual material. Clive Entwistle was an autodidact who described his cardinal points as: Philosophy, Architecture, Intellect, and Sex. He tackled utopian city plans, product design, structural engineering, formal experimentation and architectural critique and his proposal for the Crystal Palace (1946) was described by LeCorbusier as “one of the great projects of our time.” However, none of his ambitious proposals was realized, his presence erased from the landscape of modernism. Sarah Entwistle’s evocative rendition of his life in this beautifully designed and extensively illustrated hardcover book provokes questions on the authority of the biographer and reaches beyond genres into the realm of poetry and prose fiction. Published to accompany Entwistle’s exhibition of new sculptural works, He was my father and I an atom destined to grow into him, at the Fondation Le Corbusier, Paris, 2015.

STERNBERG PRESS, BERLIN
February 2016 / Hardcover
6 x 9 ½ inches / 176 pp / 168 color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-153-6 · Retail Price: $30.00

Finnish Architecture 0203

Severi Blomstedt, Aila Kolehmainen and Esa Laaksonen
Alvar Aalto Academy, Finland
Museum of Finnish Architecture, Finland
The Finnish Association of Architects, Finland
2004, Exhibition catalog
Softcover, 91/2 x 91/2 inches
138 pp, extensive b& w and color reproductions
ISBN: 978-952-5195-19-4 · Retail Price: $49.95

Forensis

The Architecture of Public Truth

Forensis (Latin for “pertaining to the forum”) engages the testimony of material objects—such as bones, ruins, toxic substances—as a method of central importance in interpreting how subjects are policed and governed by their states. Developed through the Forensic Architecture Project by theorist Eyal Weizman at Goldsmiths College, University of London, Forensis seeks to expand the scope of contemporary forensics to include a broader historical, theoretical, political and aesthetic context. At the heart of the book is a methodological experiment in which participating architects, artists, filmmakers, lawyers, and theorists employed new technologies and spatial research methods to investigate contemporary issues such as border regimes, urban warfare, and climate change. Investigations were undertaken in Pakistan, Palestine, the Amazon basin, Guatemala, Chile, Bangladesh, Yemen, the United States and the former Yugoslavia among others places. Evidence of state or corporate violence was unearthed for use by prosecution teams, civil society organizations, activist networks, human rights groups, and the United Nations. Innovative investigations aimed at producing new kinds of evidence in this rich collection of essays and research reports suggest many new ways that international prosecutorial teams, political organizations, the UN, and NGOs can engage the material world to open up forums for civic dispute and articulate new claims for justice. Contributors include Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Nabil Ahmed, Maayan Amir, Hisham Ashkar & Emily Dische- Becker, Ryan Bishop, Jacob Burns, Howard Caygill, Gabriel Cuéllar, Eitan Diamond, DAAR (Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency), Anselm Franke, Grupa Spomenik, Ayesha Hameed, Charles Heller, Helene Kazan, Thomas Keenan, Working Group Four Faces of Omarska, Alessandro Petti, Lorenzo Pezzani, SITU Research, Caroline Sturdy Colls and Eyal Weizman.

STERNBERG PRESS, BERLIN
FORENSIC ARCHITECTURE, LONDON
July 2014 / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches / 764 pp / 825 b&w and color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-011-9 · Retail Price: $40.00

FREEDOM OF USE

Anne Lacaton & Jean-Philippe Vassal

Paris-based architects Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal believe in the luxury of simplicity. Known for their delicate interventions, they opened their 2015 lecture at Harvard University with a manifesto: Never demolish! Instead, they study and inventory the situation and densify without compressing individual space, promoting access and choice in their generous, open designs. In Freedom of Use, the second title in Harvard GSD’s compelling new Incidents series exploring underlying themes in makers’ process, the architects present a fluid narrative of their built and unbuilt work including a house in Niger made of branches, the expansive Nantes School of Architecture, and a public square in Bordeaux where, after months of study, they came to their design solution: do nothing. The book’s modest photography echoes their philosophy: small black-and-white exterior shots running alongside the text form a dialogue with the color interior photographs gathered at the end of the book.

STERNBERG PRESS, BERLIN
HARVARD UNIV. GRADUATE SCHOOL OF DESIGN, MASS
2015 / Softcover
5 ¼ x 8 ¼ inches / 96 pp / Extensive b&w and color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-173-4 · Retail Price: $16.00

FUNCTIONALISM – UTOPIA OR THE WAY FORWARD?

The 5th International Alvar Aalto Symposium

Maija Kärkkäinen
Alvar Aalto Museum, Finland
1992 / Softcover / 8 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches
180 pp / 12 color
ISBN: 978-951-9164-99-1 · Retail Price: $12.00

Game Set and Match II

Kas Oosterhuis and Lukas Feireiss

With the new technical possibilities of worldwide electronic networking and the ubiquity of new media and digital technology in many fields, conventional disciplines gradually dissolve as new “transdisciplines” arise. In contemporary architecture, too, changes give rise to new ideas that come from a multitude of influences. This book brings together the results of the international and interdisciplinary Game Set and Match II Conference - The Architecture Co-Laboratory, directed by Kas Oosterhuis, professor of Architecture at the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. Looking at contemporaneous and potential future changes in digitally driven architectural and design practices, it accentuates the move toward experimentation and collaboration, offering a kaleidoscopic view of current developments in the digital design domain. Including contributions from Robert Aish, Raoul Bunschoten, Bernard Cache, Jan Edler and Tim Edler, Georg Flachbart, John Frazer, Mark Goulthorpe, Branko Kolarevic, Anne Nigten, Marcos Novak, Kas Oosterhuis, Katie Salen, Tom Verebes, Peter Weibel and many more.

Episode Publishers, The Netherlands
September 2006, Softcover, 7 x 9 3/4 inches
616 pp, 650 color reproductions
ISBN: 90-5973-036-4 · Retail Price: $75.00