Rethinking Representation

Penelope Dean
Episode Publishers, The Netherlands
2007 / Softcover / 6.5 x 11.75 inches
176 pp / extensive b&w and color
ISBN: 978-90-78525-02-08 · Retail Price: $36.00


A Study of Global Mobility and the Dynamics of a Fictional Urbanism

Diego Barajas
Episode Publishers, The Netherlands
2003, Hardcover, 6 x 81/2 inches
160 pp, 140 color reproductions
ISBN: 90-5973-002-X · Retail Price: $42.00


A new perspective on the post-war social housing block

Patricia van Ulzen, Antoin Buissink, Simea Knip & Rufus de Vrie (Eds.)

Here’s an idea for mitigating the global housing crisis: revitalize community housing without demolishing it. The Staalmanplein neighborhood in the Western Garden Cities in Amsterdam is just such a project. Most social housing blocks in this 1950s neighborhood were leveled and replaced by new structures; however, one block was selected for experiment and put up for sale as “Do It Yourself” apartments. In a relatively short time, the housing block was transformed by a group of 30 buyers committed to a highly varied city program to redesign and rebuild the entire complex. The end result was affordable housing without loss of the look and spirit of an existing neighborhood. Well-illustrated with 140 color and black-andwhite plates, DIY Klarenstraat is a handsome publication documenting this transformation and including contributions from the building and design team participants including financial advisor Sander Gelinck, architect Arjan Gooijer, building consultant Frans van Hulten, art historian Vincent van Rossem, urban real estate developer Maaike Schravesande and independent art and cultural historian Dr. Patricia van Ulzen.

October 2017 / English & Dutch
Softcover / 6 ¾ x 9 ½ in.
224 pp / 54 b&w and 88 color
ISBN: 978-94-90322-66-3 · Retail Price: $36.00


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


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.

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


The “Bread & Butter” of Architecture:
Investigating Everyday Practices

Nelson Mota & Ricardo Agarez (Eds.)

The focus on star architects in contemporary Western architecture has marginalized the role of everyday practitioners and others who play vital roles in the field of architecture today. Footprint 17 addresses the architectural production of those in inconspicuous offices and unexciting departments who contribute their insights and experience to the making of architecture, the formulation of architectural history, and the politics of architectural design and theory. Footprint 17 explores the intellectual frameworks, didactic practices, research methods and analytical instruments that develop the disciplinary focus beyond the work of the “prime mover,” and the relevance of salaried architects and institutional agencies in shaping the spatial and social practices of the everyday. Essays by Ricardo Agarez, Nelson Mota (editors), Nick Beech, Amir Djalali, Andri Gerber, Ellen Rowley, Tim Gough, Elizabeth Keslacy; visual essay by João Paulo Martins, Sofia Diniz and reviews by Karen Lisa Burns, Justine Clark, Jullie Willis, Tahl Kaminer and Javier Arpa.

July 2016 / Vol. 9 / no. 2
Softcover / 7 ½ x 10 ¼ in.
184 pp / 62 b&w
ISBN: 978-94-90322-61-8 · Retail Price: $36.00