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East façade Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, March 1964

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Living and dining areas of Maison A. Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, c.1951-55

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Le Corbusier presenting his model of the Venice Hospital, c.1963-65

In the lead-up to the fiftieth anniversary of Le Corbusier’s death, Phaidon have re-released this visual biography of his life and work in a more accessible size, to widen its audience. The book includes approximately 2,000 images documenting his major built works, urban plans, paintings, publications, and furniture. It also includes sketches and archival photographs, and personal correspondences that illustrate his relationships with Josephine Baker, Eileen Gray, Fernand Léger, Pablo Picasso and Jean Prouvé, amongst others. The book has an introductory essay by architectural historian Jean-Louis Cohen, and chapter introductions by Le Corbusier scholar Tim Benton. A separate booklet includes translations of documents, letters and annotations on his drawings. For more information visit the Phaidon website.

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Vila Mariana Apartment by Estudio Guto Requena, Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Pilotis in a Forest by Go Hasegawa & Associates, Gunma, Japan

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House of Dust by Antonino Cardillo, Rome, Italy

‘Room’, a new book published by Phaidon, looks at contemporary interior design across the world. It presents 100 emerging designers, selected by a panel of ten established interior design critics, practitioners and curators. The projects ranges from retail concept stores, dining spaces, stage design and art installations, to hotels and houses. Arranged alphabetically by designer, it features over 700 photographs, renders and drawings. Each critic has written on each of the designs they have nominated. The book also includes biographies of all interior designers and curators on the panel, including co-founder of Apartamento Magazine, Nacho Alegre, and editor-in-chief of Wallpaper* magazine, Tony Chambers. For more information visit the Phaidon website.

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Narein Perera, Estate Bungalow. Image: Malaka Weligodapola / Taschen

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Marte. Marte, Mountain Cabin. Image: Marc Lins / Taschen

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Tyin, Boathouse. Image: Pasi Aalto / Taschen

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In-Tenta, Drop Eco-Hotel. Image: Estudibasic, Manel Duró and Marta Gordillo

This new title from Taschen, ‘Life in the woods: Creative cabin architecture’, examines how architects from around the world have approached the concept of the remote, minimal, low-impact home. It combines text, photography and contemporary illustrations to showcase some of the most innovative examples of architectural cabins, ranging from from an artist studio on the Suffolk coast in England, to eco-home huts in the Western Ghats region of India. It features work from architects including Renzo Piano, Tom Kundig and Terunobu Fujimori. For more information visit Taschen.

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‘Van Schijndel House’ by NDCC Publishers is an illustrated book about the architect Mart van Schijndel’s home in Utrecht, the Netherlands. He built the house for himself and his wife in 1992. After his death it was included in the Utrecht Municipal Historic Buildings Register, making it the youngest monument in Holland. The book combines new photography of the house and previously unpublished sketches by the architect, as well as extracts from his interviews and writings. It also includes a film, offering the architect’s own commentary. For more information visit the Van Schijndel House website.

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Stahl House, Case Study #22, California, Alex Hartley, 1960 © Alex Hartley and Victoria Miro Gallery

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Suzhou Creek, Shanghai, Sze Tsung Leong, 2004 © Sze Tsung Leong and Yossi Milo Gallery

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Liepaja, Latvia, Geert Goiris, 2004 © Geert Goiris and Art:Concept

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China Central Television HQ, Beijing, Iwan Baan, 2008 © Iwan Baan and Perry Rubenstein Gallery

‘Shooting Space: Architecture in Contemporary Photography’, edited by Elias Redstone and published by Phaidon, is a collection of the best contemporary photography of architecture and the built environment. The book presents the work of leading contemporary architects, ranging from Rem Koolhaas to Zaha Hadid, by international photographers as diverse as Helene Binet, Thomas Struth and Richard Wentworth. It covers a diverse range of subjects and themes across the built environment, and highlights the vital role photography plays in how architecture is communicated. Elias Redstone is the Editor-in-Chief of the London Architecture Diary and was previously a curator at the London Festival of Architecture and The Architecture Foundation. For more information visit the Phaidon website.

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Elrod House by John Lautner © Richard Powers

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Frank House by Andrew Geller © Richard Powers

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Kaufmann Desert House by Richard Neutra © Richard Powers

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La Ricarda House by Antonio Bonet © Richard Powers

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Palevsky House by Craig Ellwood © Richard Powers

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Sculptured House by Charles Deaton © Richard Powers

‘Mid-Century Modern Complete’, edited by Dominic Bradbury and published by Thames & Hudson, is the ultimate survey of mid-century modern design. It highlights nearly 100 major and influential creators of the mid-century period, including architects, designers and makers. Specially commissioned photographs by Richard Powers capture spectacular homes in Brazil, America, Scandinavia and Germany, from Lina Bo Bardi’s Glass House in Sao Paulo (1951) to Richard Neutra’s Kaufmann House in Palm Springs (1947). The book includes an extensive essay entitled ‘Collecting the Mid-Century House’ by Matt Gibberd, Managing Director at The Modern House, which details the landmark auctions and sales of some of the era’s most iconic houses.

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Architecture The Whole Story

Buildings designed by renowned architect Oscar Niemeyer in Brasilia Brasília (1956-70), Oscar Niemeyer, Brasília, Brazil © Gregg Newton/Corbis

The Egg - Albany, New York State The Egg (1978), Harrison & Abramovitz, Albany, New York, USA © Alan Schein Photography/Corbis

‘Architecture: The Whole Story’, published by Thames & Hudson on September 8th, covers the different periods and styles of architecture chronologically, from prehistoric times to the present day. The chapter on Modern Architecture includes studies of Modernism, International Style, Brutalism and High-Tech Modernism. The General Editor is Denna Jones. The foreword is by Richard Rogers, renowned for his modernist and functionalist architecture, and Philip Gumuchdjian, who came to fame following his Think Tank house in Ireland.

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