Holiday Book List 2014


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Docomomo US is pleased to present the fourth annual Docomomo US Holiday Book List. This year we are featuring 28 of our favorite books including a number that were just recently published. As we begin to catch up on all this reading, we hope you bookmark this list and return here throughout 2015 for expanded reviews. And when you decide to purchase one of these books through the links below, every purchase includes a small donation to Docomomo US, via our partnership with Amazon Associates. Additionally you can make sure EVERY purchase includes a donation to Docomomo US by using and then choosing Docomomo US as your chartiable organization.



Peter Adam 
Eileen Gray: Her Life and Her Work. The Ultimate Biography

Schirmer/Mosel, 2014.

Alexandra Lange
Formica Forever

Metropolis Books, 2013. Forward by Mark Adamson.

Françoise Astorg Bollack
Old Buildings New Forms: New Directions in Architectural Transformations

Monacelli Press, 2013. Foreword by Kenneth Frampton.

Kevin Bone (ed.)
Lessons from Modernism: Environmental Design Strategies in Architecture 1925-1970

Monacelli Press, 2014.


Robert Carter
Carlo Scarpa

Phaidon Press Ltd., 2013.

Annie Cohen-Solal, Paul Goldberger, Robert Gottlieb
New York Mid-Century

Vendome Press, 2014.

Eames Demetrios, Charles Eames, Ray Eames
Eames: Beautiful Details

AMMO Books, 2014.

Jochen Eisenbrand & Mateo Kries (ed.)
Alvar Aalto: Second Nature

Vitra Design Museum, 2014.


Víctor Escudero & Alberto Martín 
Photography & Modern Architecture in Spain 1925-1965

La Fábrica/Museo ICO; Bilingual edition, 2014.

Anthony Flint
Modern Man: The Life of Le Corbusier, Architect of Tomorrow

New Harvest, 2014.

John Grindrod
Concretopia: A Journey Around the Rebuilding of Postwar Britain
Old Street Publishing, 2014.

Daniela Hammer-Tugendhat, Ivo Hammer, Wolf Tegethoff
The Tugendhat House: Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe

Birkhauser; 2 edition, 2014.


Thomas C. Jester
Twentieth-Century Building Materials: History and Conservation

Getty Conservation Institute, 2014.

Jari Jetsonen & Sirkkaliisa Jetsonen
Saarinen Houses

Princeton Architectural Press, 2014.

Zeuler R. M. de A. Lima
Lina Bo Bardi

Yale University Press, 2013. Forword by Barry Bergdoll. 

Richard Longstreth
Frank Lloyd Wright: Preservation, Design, and Adding to Iconic Buildings

University of Virginia Press, 2014.

Peter McMahon & Christine Cipriani
Cape Cod Modern: Midcentury Architecture and Community on the Outer Cape
Metropolis Books, 2014. Forward by Kenneth Frampton. Photographs by Raimund Koch.

Detlef Mertins

Phaidon Press, 2014. Forword by Barry Bergdoll.


Lorenzo Ottaviani, Jeffrey Matz & Cristina A. Ross
Midcentury Houses Today

The Monacelli Press, 2014. Photographs by Michael Biondo.

Susan M. Rademacher
Mellon Square: Discovering a Modern Masterpiece
Princeton Architectural Press, 2014. With essays by Charles A. Birnbaum, Patricia M. O'Donnell, Richard C. Bell and Barry W. Starke.

Phyllis Richardson
Superlight: Rethinking How Our Homes Impact the Earth

Metropolis Books, 2014.

Timothy Rohan
The Architecture of Paul Rudolph

Yale University Press, 2014.

Anna Rosellini
Louis I. Kahn: Towards the Zero Degree of Concrete, 1960-1974

EPFL Press, 2014.

Robert Sharoff & William Zbaren
Last Is More: Mies, IBM, and the Transformation of Chicago

 Images Publishing Dist Ac, 2014.


Michael Sheridan
The Modern House in Denmark

Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2014.


Twentieth Century Society
100 Buildings 100 Years
Batsford Ltd, 2014.
Matthew Welch & Richard Bresnahan
Body of Clay, Soul of Fire: Richard Bresnahan and the Saint John's Pottery 
Afton Historical Society Press, 2002.

Clare Zimmerman
Photographic Architecture in the Twentieth Century

Univ Of Minnesota Press, 2014.


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