Aalto built three major works in America that counted among the most important in his career: the Finland Pavilion at the New York World's Fair, Baker House at MIT, and the Library at Mount Angel Abbey, Oregon. This title deals with the complex nature of Aalto's experience with America.
Presents Sao Paulo's prudent and inclusive policy in urban development and infrastructure planning as a prime example among mega-cities in emerging countries for how to tackle many of the major social challenges they face
A new collection from the author/illustrator of the hugely popular All the Buildings in New York, this is a charmingly illustrated journey to the City of Angels that is sure to delight and inspire not only longtime Angelenos but also newbies and armchair travelers of all ages.
A visual and textual exploration of softwood timber-framed construction in the United States since 1832, highlighting also how this quintessentially American type of construction has come to dominate the USA's built landscape and erased typological and social distinctions in a socially and economically deeply divided country.
The sleek lines and gleaming facades of the architecture of the late 1940s and 1950s reflect a culture fascinated by the promise of the Jet Age. This work draws on a vast range of sources to argue that the aesthetics of mid-century modern architecture reflect an increasing fascination with 'glamour'.