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15 Best Color Theory Books Today

A good color sense is the most potent weapon of an artist because color adds life to your ...

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Aline Chahine

Cooking for Her Eyes | Transcription of a Sonata

A splendid exploration of how true passions color our life experiences everyday, Chicago-based architect Susan ...

Aida Vasquez

12 Best Mid Century Books to Consider Today

Mid-century aesthetics have a distinct appeal that is largely missing from contemporary works. Can’t wait ...

Aline Chahine

Draw Like an Artist | Buildings & Architectural Forms by David Drazil

Featuring more than 600 sketches depicting a vast array of architecturally and culturally significant buildings, ...

Aline Chahine

Building with Nature | Creating and Living With Nature-based Solutions

Building with Nature: Creating, Implementing, and Upscaling Nature-Based Solutions (nai010 publishers, 2020) is the fruit of a collaboration ...

Aline Chahine

[WIN a Copy] Moving Around – A Lifetime of Wandering by Michael Webb

A beautiful opportunity lies ahead, the one to encounter the journey of Michael Webb, a ...

Aline Chahine

Cairo since 1900 | An Architectural Guide by Mohamed Elshahed

The city of a thousand minarets is also the city of eclectic modern constructions, turn-of-the-century ...

Aline Chahine

Fresh Water | Design Research for Inland Water Territories

Fresh Water is a book that addresses regional, territorial, and continental water issues through interdisciplinary design research ...

Aline Chahine

Increments of Neighborhood | Built Types for Walkable & Vibrant Communities

Intended as a comprehensive resource, Increments of Neighborhood is a compendium of recent built work for ...

Aline Chahine

Radical Architecture of the Future By Beatrice Galilee

In January 2022, Phaidon will publish Radical Architecture of the Future, (January  6, 2022; $59.95 ...

Aline Chahine

Architecture in Global Socialism | Łukasz Stanek

In the course of the Cold War, architects, planners, and construction companies from socialist Eastern ...

Aline Chahine

Automatic for the City | Are cities ready for the age of driverless car?

Voices say we are closer and closer, but how will automated vehicles change our lives? ...

Anton G.

Urbanism Without Effort by Charles R. Wolfe

“A plea for a renewed commitment to authentic urbanism and an invitation to learn from ...

Anton G.

Vacant to Vibrant | Creating Successful Green Infrastructure Networks

“Vacant to Vibrant provides a blueprint for adaptive reuse of vacant land…a refreshing view of ...

Anton G.

Brilliant Green – The Surprising History and Science of Plant Intelligence

  “So, put aside for a couple of hours your accustomed anthropocentrism, and step into ...

Anton G.

The Spirit of Dialogue by Aaron T. Wolf

Washington, DC (July 31, 2017)—Whether we are professional facilitators or simply trying to improve relations ...

15 Best Color Theory Books Today

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A good color sense is the most potent weapon of an artist because color adds life to your art.  Moreover, your understanding of colors can make your art stand out from others. If you go into any art school, the first thing they teach is the color theory basics.  But what if you’re not an …

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29 Best Bauhaus Books That Showcase 100 Years of Design School

Best bauhaus books that showcase 100 years of design school

The Staatliches Bauhaus continues to be one of the most influential schools in design, architecture, and craft. Owing its origin to German architect Walter Gropius, one of the pioneers of modernist architecture, the Bauhaus school professes integration of ostensibly varied disciplines, such as craft, fine arts, and architecture, to create Gesamtkunstwerk, a ‘complete work of …

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12 Best Art History Books Right Now

Best art history books

Are you an art history student or just a book lover looking to explore this vast yet exhilarating world of art?  Whoever you may be, having a perfect art history book is just as important. Art history’s a broad topic that embraces almost every aspect of human history and society. From its beginning, art has …

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17 Best Books On Minimalism to Consider

Best books on minimalism

A minimalist lifestyle essentially means leading a fulfilling life with the least amount of things needed to live it.  For some people, it might mean sparse furniture at home that could fit into a bunch of trunks if need be. For others, it might refer to a lifestyle, meaning fewer attachments and lesser debt. Whatever …

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39 Best Books On Creativity Right Now

Best books on creativity

Creativity can take you places, and there is no denying that. But, you might be wondering what route to take to achieve success.  Today, multiple award-winning books and bestsellers can help you develop creative confidence. You may want to start writing or invest in creating art, for that matter.  For this, there are step-by-step guide …

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12 Best Mid Century Books to Consider Today

Best mid century books to consider today

Mid-century aesthetics have a distinct appeal that is largely missing from contemporary works. Can’t wait to dive into the next recommendation? You’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re looking to sink your teeth into yet another architectural book, or you’re just looking for some design inspiration; we’re excited to help you! Mid-century architecture typically …

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The 50 Best Architecture Books You Must Read

The 50 best architecture books you must read

Architecture is a field that cannot be described into words, frozen music a legendary man called it. Architecture, more often than not, can be more expressive through a photography, an image, a sketch or metaphor, we have gathered in the following article such jewels, beautifully organized in the 50 best architecture books that any enthusiast …

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Beyond Mobility | Planning Cities for People and Places

Planning cities for people and places

Washington, DC (November 20, 2017)—Cities across the globe have been designed with a primary goal of moving people around quickly—and the costs are becoming ever more apparent. The consequences are measured in smoggy air basins, sprawling suburbs, a failure to stem traffic congestion, and 1.25 million traffic fatalities each year. It is clear that change …

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What is Small-Scale Architecture?

What is small-scale architecture

A bucket of inspiration arrived on our door step, it contains pieces of great creativity from a variety of fields, with different uses, all with one thing in common: they’re small. Yes. Small scale architecture, at it’s best. In an extraordinary exploration pursuit, the book presents slowly, briefly, great ideas and the thought process behind …

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Drawing Architecture by Phaidon | Architecture Ideas and Concepts Illustrated

Drawing architecture by phaidon architecture ideas and concepts illustrated

Imagine that you would have direct access into the mind engaged in the search of incredible, access to part of the thought process of extraordinary artists, beautifully illustrated on paper, memories printed on splendid uncoated paper with deckled edges. Upon touching, this particular paper gives the effect of same craft feel used by the artists …

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Walkable City Rules | 101 Steps to Making Better Places By Jeff Speck

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“Has there ever been a smarter, more illuminating, jargon-free, and deeply useful guide to making more sociable, healthy, prosperous, charming neighborhoods, towns, and cities?” — Kurt Andersen, author of Fantasyland and host of public radio’s Studio 360 “What a tour de force! The world needs this book so much right now. Walkable City Rules is …

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Intergalactic Design Guide | Harnessing the Creative Potential of Social Design By Cheryl Heller

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Washington, DC (October 18, 2022)—Thought leader David Orr wrote, “If our industrial civilization was entered into an intergalactic design competition, it would be tossed out in the qualifying round.” In The Intergalactic Design Guide: Harnessing the Creative Potential of Social Design (Publication Date: October 18, 2022), business strategist and designer Cheryl Heller charts a path …

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The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality By Melissa Bruntlett & Chris Bruntlett

Walkable city rules steps to making better places by jeff speck

Washington, DC (July 2, 2022)—Around the world, countries marvel at the Netherland’s impressive cycling culture and infrastructure while an insidious “that would never work here” attitude prevents real change from happening. But the Dutch overcame many of the same challenges as other car-clogged countries, and their story is an important model for moving the rest …

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Trains, Buses, People | An Opinionated Atlas of US Transit By Christof Spieler

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“Supported by urban histories and incisively presented data, Christof Spieler sets the rules of engagement for effective transit and offers a roadmap for achieving it.” —Janette Sadik-Khan, Principal, Bloomberg Associates; former NYC Transportation Commissioner Washington, DC (September 28, 2022)—What are the best transit cities in the US? The best Bus Rapid Transit lines? The most …

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