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Following on from last year’s inaugural ebook of the AA’s long-established end-of-year anthology, the digital AA Book 2014 offers an overview of the AA’s 2013 / 14 academic year. Extending the physical book, it features hundreds of drawings, models, installations, photographs and other material documenting the world’s most international and experimental school of architecture.

AA Book 2014 is free to download on iBookstore for iPad, iPhone and Mac OS 10.9 or later.

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    ISBN 978-1-907896-68-2

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Initiating the first digital version of the AA’s long-established end-of-year anthology, the digital AA Book 2013 offers an overview of the AA’s 2012/13 academic year. Extending the physical book, this anthology features hundreds of drawings, models, installations, photographs and other materials documenting the world’s most international and experimental school of architecture.

AA Book 2013 is free to download on iBookstore for iPad, iPhone and Mac OS 10.9 or later.

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    ISBN 978-1-907896-42-2

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Max Bill (1908–1994) – a product of the Bauhaus at Dessau, pupil of Walter Gropius, Vasily Kandinsky and Paul Klee – was a virtuoso designer whose work overlapped disciplinary boundaries, encompassing architecture, painting, sculpture, industrial and graphic design, as well as education. What unites all the work is a clarity and precision of expression. Through both his designs and his writings Max Bill has long been a major figure of reference in the German-speaking world. This collection makes many of his key texts available in English for the first time.

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    ISBN 978-1-907896-37-8

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Bernard Cache is the principal of the Paris-based practice Objectile and a noted theorist of geometry and computational ontology. He formulated his concept of ‘non-standard architecture’ in his 1995 book Earth Moves, a concept that was given the name ‘objectile’ by Gilles Deleuze in his book on the philosopher Leibniz, The Fold. This collection of eight essays brings together a number of key texts by Cache, including his 1999 ‘Plea for Euclid’ and more recent writing commissioned especially for this collection, including ‘Vitruvius Machinator Terminator’.

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    ISBN 978-1907896-58-3

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For almost 20 years, Detlef Mertins was a critical voice in renewing our understanding of architectural modernity. Architect, historian, professor, his essays often took up familiar themes in order to redress inaccuracies and release energies that we were unaware of. 

These essays elaborate on such key modernist tropes as transparency, glass architecture, organicism, life and event, sameness and difference. Previously published in a variety of different venues, from journals to anthologies – including such noted books as Lars Spuybroek's NOX: Machining Architecture and FOA's Phylogenesis – they are now assembled for the first time in this volume. 

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    ISBN 978-1-907896-59-0

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This book publishes for the first time in English a collection of architectural writings and essays by the Japanese architect Toyo Ito. Born in 1941, Ito is one of the world's most innovative architects. The texts in this collection cover almost exactly 40 years of writing and feature famous essays as well as previously untranslated writings that shed new light on Ito's relationship to evolving patterns of architectural thinking and design. 

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    ISBN 978-1-907896-60-6

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This collection of a number of key essays by the New York-based architect and writer Mark Rakatansky proposes an innovative framework for architecture to enact the complex tectonic dramas of social and culture space. Following its title, the book is arrayed in three sections: Tectonic, Acts of, Desire and Doubt. In each, Rakatansky covers a series of subjects in a writerly voice that varies from the third-person narrative of the scholarly essay to the transcript of an email exchange with fellow academic Sarah Whiting discussing recent books by architect Greg Lynn. Transformational performances of architectural identity are explored in discussions of fabrication, social parametrics, building envelopes, spatial narratives, animation, migrancy, and in readings into the works of Louis Kahn, Robin Evans, John Coltrane, Giulio Romano and Andrea Palladio. 

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    ISBN 978-1-907896-61-3

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This collection of essays written by landscape historian Alessandra Ponte, begins with an investigation of the American obsession with lawns and then continues to collectively map the aesthetic, scientific and technological production of past and present North American landscapes. These include the American desert as a privileged site of scientific and artistic testing; the faraway projects of electrification of the Canadian North; the history of the American lawn; the photographic medium and its encounters with Native Americans; as well as an introductory essay, ‘The Map and the Territory’, written specifically for this volume.

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    ISBN 978-1-907896-56-9

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Lina Bo Bardi (1914–1992) was a prolific architect, designer and thinker, whose work, absorbing her native Italy and then after 1946 her adopted homeland, Brazil, spans across architecture, furniture, stage and costume design, urban planning, curatorial work, teaching and writing.

This collection of essays is the first-ever English anthology of her writings. It includes texts written when she was still living in Italy as well as later contributions to a number of Brazilian newspapers, journals and magazines. An acute critic and a creative thinker, Bo Bardi proposes a series of new parameters for design thinking and practice. Presented collectively, her texts present a wealth of inspirational thoughts articulated in a refreshingly simple, straightforward fashion.

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    ISBN 978-1-907896-62-0

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POA 1–22 is part of the ongoing archive of activities conducted by the independent event bureau Public Occasion Agency (POA), founded by Jan Nauta and Scrap Marshall at the Architectural Association in 2009. 

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    ISBN 978-1-907414-24-4

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