Forthcoming architecture books to add to your 2023 reading list

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Forthcoming architecture books to add to your 2023 reading list

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Did you make a New Year’s resolution to read more, or do you want to add more to your to-be-read list? Well, worry not: AN editors have you covered, with a (non-exhaustive) list of design- and architecture-related titles hitting shelves, nightstands, and coffee tables in 2023.

This year has already seen the publication of notable volumes like Futures of the Architectural Exhibition, edited by Reto Geiser and Michael Kubo; Observation Is a Constant That Underlies All Approaches by Phyllis Lambert; and Didier Fiúza Faustino’s Architecture for Disquiet Bodies.

Forthcoming books include a publication on modernism in Africa, a look back on the making of Kazuo Shinohara’s Umbrella House Project, the story of architects Alison and Peter Smithson’s country home renovation, and more volumes likely to pique readers’ interest.

(Courtesy Park Books)

African Modernism: The Architecture of Independence. Ghana, Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Zambia (second edition; originally published in 2015)
Edited by Manuel Herz, Ingrid Schröder, Hans Focketyn, and Julia Jamrozik, with photographer Iwan Baan | Park Books | $93.00
February 21

A Book on Making a Petite École
Michael Meredith and Hilary Sample | Actar Publishers | $49.00
February 28

Topographies Aerial Surveys of the American Landscape
Stephen Shore | MACK Books | $85.00
February 2023

Socializing Architecture: Top-Down / Bottom-Up
Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman | MIT Press | $55.00
March 21

Transform: Architecture of Adaptation
Deborah Berke and Thomas de Monchaux | Monacelli Press | $38.00
March 22

(Courtesy Vitra Design Museum)

The Umbrella House Project
Vitra Design Museum | $33.00
March 2023

Architectures of Spatial Justice
Dana Cuff | MIT Press | $35.00
April 4

Beyond Digital Design and Automation at the End of Modernity
Mario Carpo | MIT Press | $30.00
April 18

In-Between Architecture: Secret Life of Street Furniture
Edwin Heathcote | HENI | $38.00
April 25

Yasmeen Lari Architecture for the Future
Edited by Angelika Fitz, Elke Krasny, Marvi Mazhar, and Architekturzentrum Wien | MIT Press | $40.00
May 9

The Triple Folly
Thomas Demand | MACK Books | $325.00
May 2023

Aldo & Hannie van Eyck: Excess of Architecture
Edited by Kersten Geers and Jelena Pancevac, with photographer Bas Princen | Walther König | $53.00
July 6

Architecture and Abstraction
Pier Vittorio Aureli | MIT Press | 435.00
July 25

(Courtesy MACK Books)

Upper Lawn, Solar Pavilion
Alison Smithson and Peter Smithson | MACK Books | $50.00
July 2023