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Holiday Week + Astoria Talk & Walk

Today is Memorial Day, so I've decided to take the week off, not just today; regular posts will resume on Monday, June 3. One thing I'll be doing this week is researching and finalizing a new walking tour of Astoria and Long Island City, Queens, that will take place on Sunday, June 2, as part of a book talk I'll be giving at my neighborhood bookstore, Astoria Bookshop. The walk will immediately follow the talk and go from the bookstore (31-29 31st Street) to MoMA PS1 (22-25 Jackson Avenue). We will wind our way around parts of the Astoria, Dutch Kills, and Hunters Point neighborhoods, looking at new buildings and learning about the rezonings that have reshaped the area. Info about that event is below, on my Walking Tours page, and on the Astoria Bookshop website.

Astoria Bookshop
Sunday, June 2: 1pm
John Hill on NYC Walks: Guide to New Architecture
Join local Astoria author John Hill for a discussion of his book, NYC Walks: Guide to New Architecture, followed by a walking tour of Astoria and Long Island City, from Astoria Bookshop to MoMA PS1, looking at recent buildings of note as well as discussing the building boom in LIC.

Future Systems

Future Systems
Marcus Field
Phaidon, October 2000

Hardcover | 10 x 11-3/4 inches | 208 pages | English | ISBN: 9780714838311 | $X.00

Publisher Description:
Examines the continuing development of Future Systems, considered by many to be one of the most inspirational practices working today. The book features 30 recent projects, including at least eight built works, and designs for products and furniture, and also a glossary of projects from 1958-92. The recent and current building included in the text are the Media Centre at Lord's Cricket Ground, a yellow pontoon bridge at Canary Wharf, and one of the first millennium projects - the Earth centre, outside Doncaster.
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MONU #30

MONU #30: Late Life Urbanism
Bernd Upmeyer (Editor-in-Chief)
BOARD Publishers, Spring 2019

Paperback | 7-3/4 x 10-1/2 inches | 128 pages | English | ISSN: 1860-3211 | $23.99

Publisher Description:
Retirement Utopianism - Interview with Deane Simpson by Bernd Upmeyer; Sun City by Peter Granser; The Great Escape: Domesticity for Nomadic Retirees by Hannah Wood and Benjamin Wells; Stayin' Alive - Interview with Frits van Dongen by Bernd Upmeyer; Bucephalus by Nicolò Calandrini; The Future We Don't Want to Know About by Anuschka Kutz; A Knock on the Door by Rachel Marlene Kauder; Ageing UK High Streets: Adding Life to Years by Luca Brunelli; Developing an Age-friendly Urbanism by Chris Phillipson; Traversing Heterotopias by Rafael Luna; What Kind of Care Do We Want? by Arjen Born; God's Waiting Room by Julienne Gage; Intergenerational Living by BETA; Home for the Elderly by Junya Ishigami; Urban Neurodegeneration: Future Approaches to the Architecture of Care by Jack Sardeson; Mega Family Communities for China's Aging Society by Apple Yi Jiang; Live Smarter Now to Live Better Forever by Matthias Hollwich; Emmy's World by Hanne van der Woude
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Houses: Extraordinary Living
Phaidon Editors
Phaidon, May 2019

Hardcover | 9-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches | 448 pages | 400 illustrations | English | ISBN: 978-0714878096 | $59.95

Publisher Description:
Throughout history, houses have presented architects the world over with infinite opportunities to experiment with new methods and materials for domestic living. Houses: Extraordinary Living celebrates the incredible diversity and beauty of the house as never before, from Modernist icons to feats of technological, material, and spatial innovation in the 21st century.

The 400 houses in this collection are organized in curated pairings, with each entry featuring an evocative image and an engaging description. Styles presented include Modernism, Postmodernism, Brutalism, Regionalism, Deconstructivism, and International Style. Houses are from countries and locations worldwide that are famed for their houses, such as Australia and Japan, the Case Study Houses in Los Angeles, New Canaan in Connecticut, and Fire Island in New York.

Bernard Trainor

Bernard Trainor: Ground Studio Landscapes
Bernard Trainor
Princeton Architectural Press, May 2019

Hardcover | 12 x 9 inches | 224 pages | # illustrations | English | ISBN: 978-1616897826 | $55.00

Publisher Description:
Bernard Trainor's newest book celebrates the wild and elemental landscapes of California, from the craggy coasts of Big Sur to the fertile hills of Sonoma wine country. His award-winning work combines an awareness of regional context with materials, collaboration, and deep connection to the land. Beautifully photographed and documented with full color plans, the projects in this survey of his recent work include a range of scale, from compact urban gardens to expansive rural sites. Trainor's regional, sustainable approach inspires wonder and respect for nature as it aims to preserve and restore it.
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The Other Tradition of Modern Architecture

The Other Tradition of Modern Architecture: The Uncompleted Project
Colin St. John Wilson
Black Dog Publishing, January 2007

Paperback | 6-1/2 x 9 inches | 192 pages | 210 illustrations | English | ISBN: 978-1904772620 | $29.95

Publisher Description:
The Other Tradition of Modern Architecture: The Uncompleted Project is a re-edition of an essential work by Colin St John Wilson, architect of the British Library and one of the most eminent voices in architectural theory and practice of the last 50 years. Re-edited and re-designed to Wilson’s specifications, and with a new introduction by architect and writer Ellis Woodman, this indispensable title is here made available to a new readership.