Holiday Book List 2015


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With the holiday season upon us, Docomomo US is pleased to present our annual list of notable books of 2015. This year's list features a number of must-have books, many written by Docomomo US members. Best yet, every purchase originating from the Docomomo US website is a small gift to us, via our partnership with Amazon Associates.


Nicholas Bloom
Public Housing Myths: Perception, Reality, and Social Policy
Cornell University Press, 2015

Richard Longstreth
Road Trip: Roadside America, From Custard's Last Stand to the Wigwam Restaurant
Universe, 2015

Edited by: Vladimir Kuli, Timothy Parker, Monica Penick
Sanctioning Modernism: Architecture and the Making of Postwar Identities (Roger Fullington Series in Architecture)
University of Texas Press, 2015

Victoria M. Young
Saint John's Abbey Church: Marcel Breuer and the Creation of a Modern Sacred Space
University of Minnesota Press, 2014

Lucretia Hoover Giese, Henry B. Hoover Jr., David N. Fixler
Breaking Ground: Henry B. Hoover, New England Modern Architect
FoMA,  2015

Jane King Hession, Tim Quigley, Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer (Foreword)
John H. Howe, Architect: From Taliesin Apprentice to Master of Organic Design
University of Minnesota Press, 2015

Edited by: Barry Bergdoll, Carlos Comas, Jorge Francisco Liernur, Patricio del Real
Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2015

Kornel Ringli
Designing TWA: Eero Saarinen's Airport Terminal in New York
Park Books, 2015

John Gallagher
Yamasaki in Detroit: A Search for Serenity (Painted Turtle)
Painted Turtle, 2015


Peter McMahon, Christine Cipriani, Raimund Koch (Photographer), Kenneth Frampton (Foreword)
Cape Cod Modern: Midcentury Architecture and Community on the Outer Cape
Metropolis Books, 2014

Kenneth Frampton, Ashley Simone (Editor)
A Genealogy of Modern Architecture: Comparative Critical Analysis of Built Form

Elain Harwood
Space, Hope, and Brutalism: English Architecture, 1945–1975 Paul Mellon Centre BA, 2015

Jari Jetsonen, Sirkkaliisa Jetsonen
Saarinen Houses
Princeton Architectural Press, 2014

High Museum of Art, Paul Goldberger, Robert M. Craig, Jeffrey D. Grove (Foreword)
John Portman: Art and Architecture
High Museum of Art, 2009









Greg Castillo, Esther Choi, Alison Clarke, Andrew Blauvelt (Editor)
Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia
Walker Art Center, 2015

George Thomas Kapelos, Christopher Armstrong, Michelangelo Sabatino (Editor)
Competing Modernisms: Toronto's New City Hall and Square
Dalhousie Architectural Press; First edition, 2015

Larry Millett, Denes Saari (Photographer), Maria Forrai Saari (Photographer)
Minnesota Modern: Architecture and Life at Midcentury
University of Minnesota Press, 2015

Anthony Denzer
The Solar House: Pioneering Sustainable Design
Rizzoli, 2014



Edited by: Steven R. Risting, Lynn Lucas, Tom Vujovich
Columbus, Indiana: A Look At Modern Architecture and Art
Columbus Area Vistors Center; 8th ed edition, 2012

Edited by Richard Longstreth
Frank Lloyd Wright: Preservation, Design, and Adding to Iconic Buildings
University of Virginia Press, 2014

Ben Buschfeld
Bruno Taut's Horseshoe Estate
Nicholaische Verlagsbuchhandlung GmbH, 2015

Miles David Samson
Hut Pavilion Shrine: Architectural Archetypes in Mid-century Modernism
Ashgate Publishing Company; Ill edition, 2015

Stefi Orazi
Modernist Estates: The buildings and the people who live in them today
Frances Lincoln, 2015

Maria Antoinetta Crippa, Caussé Françoise
Le Corbusier: The Chapel of Notre Dame du Haut at Ronchamp
Royal Academy Books, 2015

Martti Ahtisaari, Carter Wiseman
The United Nations at 70: Restoration and Renewal
Rizzoli; 70 Anv edition, 2015

Ron Broadhurst
Retreat: The Modern House in Nature
Rizzoli, 2015

Celia Bertoia
The Life and Work of Harry Bertoia: The Man, the Artist, the Visionary
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.; 1 edition, 2015

Donald Albrecht, Barry Bergdoll, Juliet Kinchin, David A. Hanks (Editor)
Partners in Design: Alfred H. Barr Jr. and Philip Johnson
The Monacelli Press, 2015

Susan G. Solomon
Louis I. Kahn's Jewish Architecture: Mikveh Israel and the Midcentury American Synagogue (Brandeis Series in American Jewish History, Culture, and Life)
Brandeis, 2015

Barbara Lamprecht (Author), Thomas Müller (Preface), Richard Neutra (Artist)
Richard Neutra: Furniture: The Body and Senses
Wasmuth; First Edition edition, 2015

Clare Lise Kelly
Montgomery Modern: Modern Architecture in Montgomery County, Maryland, 1930–1979
Montgomery County Planning Department, 2015

James Stewart Polshek
Build, Memory
The Monacelli Press, 2014