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AA Files is the Architectural Association’s journal of record. Launched in 1981 by the AA School’s then chairman Alvin Boyarsky, the journal appears twice a year and is sent out to members of the Architectural Association, individual subscribers and is distributed to a global network of bookshops. Currently under the editorship of Thomas Weaver, AA Files looks to promote original and engaging writing on architecture. It does this by drawing on the AA School’s own academic research, lecture programme, exhibitions and events, as well as a rich and eclectic mix of architectural scholarship from all over the world.

  • London, 2015, 29.7 x 24.5cm, illustrated, 176pp. Paperback.

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Colquhounery

Colquhounery is a commemorative volume celebrating the life and work of the architect and architectural historian Alan Colquhoun, who died in December 2012. Testimonials from friends, colleagues and students are gathered together alongside original photographs, sketches, letter transcripts, biographical and archival data tracing Colquhoun’s career as an architect, writer and educator on both sides of the Atlantic. This anthology represents a collective effort to remember the work and the man responsible for some of the most penetrating and clear sighted architectural criticism of the last 60 years.

  • London, 2015, 22 x 16.5cm, illustrated, 248pp, paperback

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Kumacover

This two-volume set of essays by the Japanese architect Kengo Kuma offers an overview of his key built works and gives insight into his ideas about architecture. Until now available only in Japanese, this edition comprises a lucid theoretical manifesto for humble, sustainable architecture that is sensitive to materials and to place. Written in the wake of the 2011 tsunami which devastated parts of northern Japan, the essays take on a particular poignancy. Each book features a signature of original drawings produced by Kengo Kuma especially for this English-language release.

  • London, 2015, 17 × 10.5 cm, illustrated, 2 vols, 96pp each, Paperback in slipcase. ISBN 9781907896514.

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flashinthepan

In this collection of mediations on what Baudelaire championed (and Michael Fried chastised) as presentness, Lavin investigates the convergence of notions such as liveness, the provisional and the obsolete in revealing qualities of the contemporary. Three sets of essays explore different forms of architectural time, particularly as they shape the differences between history, theory and criticism as genres of writing.

  • London, 2015, 18 x 11cm, illustrated, 160pp, paperback.

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Ludwig scan

This book examines five projects by the Berlin architect Ludwig Leo (1924–2012), including the famous DLRG boathouse (1967–73) and the extraordinary pink and blue Umlauftank (1967–74). Appearing in conjunction with an Architectural Association / Wüstenrot Stiftung exhibition of the same name, the book is the first to be published in English about the work of this enigmatic architect. Illustrated with numerous drawings from the Ludwig Leo archive, texts and conversations about Leo’s work and legacy, and with a foreword by Peter Cook.

  • London, 2015, 33.2 x 24 cm, illustrated, 152pp, paperback.

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AAFiles69

AA Files is the Architectural Association’s journal of record. Launched in 1981 by the AA School’s then chairman Alvin Boyarsky, the journal appears twice a year and is sent out to members of the Architectural Association, individual subscribers and is distributed to a global network of bookshops. Currently under the editorship of Thomas Weaver, AA Files looks to promote original and engaging writing on architecture. It does this by drawing on the AA School’s own academic research, lecture programme, exhibitions and events, as well as a rich and eclectic mix of architectural scholarship from all over the world.

  • London, 2014, 29.7 x 24.5cm, illustrated, 160pp. Paperback.

    £15.00 – Order Online
diplomascan

 

  • London, 2014, 18 x 28cm, 100pp, illustrated, paperback.

    £10.00 – Order Online
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By Alessandra Ponte

  • By Alessandra Ponte Formerly announced as Maps and Territories, 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 […]

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  • Edited by Natasha Sandmeier With essays by Brett Steele, Christopher Pierce, Charles Arsène-Henry, Robert Somol, Barbara Campbell-Lange and a conversation with Madelon Vriesendorp Little Worlds documents three years of conversations and projects in Diploma Unit 9’s ongoing enquiry into context. At a time when architecture is trying to redefine itself, the issue of context – […]

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Features essays by the academic Vittoria di Palma on architecture and gastronomy, the writer Gillian Darley on John Summerson, the urban historian Elena Cogato-Lanza on Maurice Braillard, the French historian Nicolas Courtin on the Parisian Hôtel Particulier, architects Florian Beigel and Philip Christou on architectural translations, historian James D Graham on Le Corbusier and Eric Satie, and a conversation between Thomas Daniell and Arata Isozaki.

  • Features essays by the academic Vittoria di Palma on architecture and gastronomy, the writer Gillian Darley on John Summerson, the urban historian Elena Cogato-Lanza on Maurice Braillard, the French historian Nicolas Courtin on the Parisian Hôtel Particulier, architects Florian Beigel and Philip Christou on architectural translations, historian James D Graham on Le Corbusier and Eric Satie, and a conversation between Thomas […]

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