Las Vegas as the American Dream, the New Brutalism, the greatest non-building architect, and much more.
The more transparent the world becomes, the more difficult it is to follow all the new books, especially ones that are not yet published. Strelka Magazine collected the most interesting texts on architecture that will be published this year by MIT Press.
Las Vegas and the Architecture of the American Dream
A Serendipitous Guide (USA)
Henry H. Kuehn
Not Quite Architecture
Writing around Alison and Peter Smithson
M. Christine Boyer
Frederick Kiesler and Design Research in the First Age of Robotic Culture
Stephen J. Phillips
Public Space? Lost and Found
edited by Gediminas Urbonas, Ann Lui, and Lucas Freeman
The concept of public space is a widely discussed phenomena. The more professionals get involved in it, the more it expands Public Space? Lost and Found combines significant recent projects in art and architecture with writings by historians and theorists, and documents how critical spatial practices have expanded the concept far beyond physical spaces. It involves issues in aesthetics, construction, digital media, ecological crises, and civic uprisings.