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TWENTY TWO TIPS ON TYPOGRAPHY

That some designers will never reveal

Enric Jardí

This is a recipe book of twenty-two tips in creating the best typography and twenty-two things you should never do with lettering. Secrets which many designers will never reveal. In an era of typographic fundamentalism and the cult of forms, this list of dos and don’ts explodes myths and provides a fresh view of typography.

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Author: Enric Jardí

Size: 7.2 x 5.7 in.
Pages: 104
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Hard
Publication date: April 2007
ISBN: English 978-84-96540-92-7
ISBN: Spanish 978-84-96540-91-0
Price: 14€ / $19.95 / £13

The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion

Interboro Partners

101 Things that Open?and Close the City.  50 leading experts provide tools for analyzing how the Open City is made and unmade.

Who gets to be where? The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion examines some of the policies, practices, and physical artifacts that have been used by planners, policymakers, developers, real estate brokers, community activists, and other urban actors in the United States to draw, erase, or redraw the lines that divide. The Arsenal inventories these weapons of exclusion and inclusion, describes how they have been used, and speculates about how they might be deployed (or retired) for the sake of more open cities in which more people have access to more places. With contributions from over fifty architects, planners, geographers, historians, and journalists, The Arsenal offers a wide-ranging view of the forces that shape our cities. by Interboro (Tobias Armborst, Daniel D’Oca, Georgeen Theodore)

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Authors: Tobias Armborst, Daniel D’Oca, Georgeen Theodore

Size: 16.5 x 23.5 cm.
Pages: 480
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Hard
Publication date: June 2017
ISBN: English 978-1-940291-34-5
Price: 45€ / $49.95 / £35

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Suprarural

Architectural Atlas of Rural Protocols of the American Midwest and the Argentine Pampas

Ciro Najle, Lluís Ortega

The Atlas of rural protocols in the American Midwest and the Argentine Pampas is structured along eight systems of organization: transport and infrastructure, land subdivision, agricultural production, water management, storage and maintenance, human habitation, animal management, land management. Each of these systems possesses a number of organizational types, material components, normative relationships, and spectra of performance, which become available through a manual of instructions for a Suprarural architectural environment. The research is based on a realistic-overriding ethics towards design that operates by abstracting and intensifying unexplored territorial phenomena.

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Author: Ciro Najle, Lluís Ortega (eds.)

Size: 25.4 x 20.3 cm.
Pages: 300
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Hard
Publication date: June 2017
ISBN: English 978-1-940291-54-3
ISBN: Spanish: 978-1-940291-77-2
Price: 30€ / $34.95 / £27

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OAB (Updated)

Office of Architecture in Barcelona

Carlos Ferrater & Partners

OAB draws on the collaborative nature of the Carlos Ferrater previous studio, incorporating new ways of understanding the contributions of each team member to generate richer and more varied, prepared and flexible projects. The creation of this new platform attempts to address the challenges that contemporary architecture has raised in intellectual, social, technological, and environmental spheres.

The contents are organized as a collection of chapters that turn the spotlight on both projects and recently built works. These convey a willingness to work in different scenarios, expanding and enriching the range of proposals in the pursuit of new avenues of formal expression. The book covers the theoretical aspects of each project, focusing on innovation, research, and the application of new technologies. At the same time, as we explore each project’s development, emphasis is placed upon context, the building’s objectives, and the social roots of the architect’s work.

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Author: Carlos Ferrater
& Partners

Size: 22 x 27,5 cm / 8.5 x 11 in.
Pages: 320
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Hard with cloth
Publication date: 2015
ISBN: English 978-1-940291-57-4
Price: 45€ / $54.95 / £40

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Popular Lies* About Graphic Design

Craig Ward

An attempt to debunk various misconceptions, half truths and, in some cases, outright lies which permeate the industry of design.

Written both passionately and irreverently, Ward pulls from his ten years of experience to tackle lighter subjects such as design fetishists, Helvetica’s neutrality and urgent briefs, alongside the validity of design education, the supposed death of print, client relationships and pitch planning. In addition, the book includes contributions from more than a dozen renowned professionals such as Milton Glaser, Stefan Sagmeister, Christoph Niemann y David Carson.

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Author: Craig Ward

Size: 14 x 18 cm / 5.5 x 7 in.
Pages: 160
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Soft
Publication date: December 2012
Re-printing ready on 2019
ISBN: English 978-84-15391-35-7
Price: 14€ / $16.95 / £13.00

Public Catalyst

Manuel Bailo

Demonstrates the existence of public space catalysts, as well as the need of their presence for an expectant or indifferent place to be activated.

This work, which understands that the city, now and ever, has had and must have public spaces of intensity, proposes the urban catalysts as agents capable of activating a place that was previously indifferent. The comparative work of historical and recent cases, developed by research and drawings work, has allowed us to discover that the vivid public spaces of identity and reference have been formed due to the urban effect caused by these agents that we call “catalysts”. Manuel Bailo’s work includes a wide range of projects, moving from urban scale to interiorism. It has been fully published and awarded. Some examples are: GardenHouse 0.96; Hotel Ciutat d’Igualada, and Façade-Steps Landscape of Manresa Town Hall, shown at On Site: New Spanish Architecture, MoMA Museum of New York in 2006, and won in 2010 the prestigious international Contracworld Award. They have also received the First “Annual Commercial Space Award” in China 2011. And they have received the prestigious Spanish Award FAD twice.

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Author: Manuel Bailo

Size: 16,5 x 23,5 cm / 6.5 x 9.25 in.
Pages: 265
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Soft
Publication date: June 2017
ISBN: English 978-1-940291-20-8
Price: 30€ / $ 34.95 / £25

Published with University
of Virginia 
School of Architecture

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Making it Modern:

The History of Modernism in Architecture and Design

Aaron Betsky

This book traces the astonishing opening up of a brave new world of open empty space, the arrival of the beauty and terror of the machine into daily life, and the attempts to represent them in the construction of a modernist world.

At its root, modernism is that fundamental. It is a question of having something to represent that is of the moment. In the most radical interpretation, modernism always comes too late. The modern is that which is always new, which is to say, always changing and already old by the time it has appeared. Modernism is always a retrospective act, one of documenting or trying to catch what has already appeared –an attempt to fix life as it is being lived. Modernity is just the very fact that we as human beings are continually remaking the world around us through our actions, and are doing so consciously. Modernism is a monument to or memory of that act, which in its own making tries to remake the world it is pretending to represent.

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Author: Aaron Betsky

Size: 16,5 x 23,5 cm / 6.5 x 9.25 in.
Pages: 352
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Soft
Publication date: December 2016
ISBN: English 978-1-940291-15-4
Price: 30€ /$34.95 / £25

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Many Norths

Spatial Practice in a Polar Territory

Lola Sheppard, Mason White

Many Norths: Spatial Practice in a Polar Territory charts the unique spatial realities of Canada’s Arctic region, an immense territory populated with small, dispersed communities. The region has undergone dramatic transformations in the name of sovereignty, aboriginal affairs management, resources, and trade, among others. For most of the Arctic’s modern history, architecture, infrastructure, and settlements have been the tools of colonialism. Today, tradition and modernity are intertwined.

Northerners have demonstrated remarkable adaptation and resilience as powerful climatic, social, and economic pressures collide. This unprecedented book documents—through the themes of urbanism, architecture, mobility, monitoring, and resources—the multiplicity of norths that appear and the spatial practices employed to negotiate it. Using innovative drawings, maps, timelines, as well as essays and interviews, Many Norths reveals a distinct northern vernacular.

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Author: Lola Sheppard,
Mason White (eds.)

Size: 9,5 x 6,5 in. / 24,3 x 16,8 cm.
Pages: 472
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Hard Cover
Publication date: June 2017
ISBN: English 978-1-940291-31-4
Price: 38€ / $44.95 / £32

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Ábalos + Sentkiewicz

Essays on Thermodynamics, Architecture and Beauty

Iñaki Ábalos, Renata Sentkiewicz

A compendium of essays and projects, that creates a projective document able to set up new scenarios for the architecture of the next decade.

This is a book that unfolds arguments and designs around the concept of “thermodynamic beauty”. This new aesthetic category opens up new and unexpected directions to the architect’s work, connecting architecture and thermodynamics without giving up the tectonic tradition. The compendium is developed through the concepts of Somatisms, Verticalism, Thermodynamic Materialism, Monsters Assemblage, and, summarizing design strategies and opening new territories at the scales of building, public space and landscape.

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Author: Iñaki Ábalos,
Renata Sentkiewicz

Size: 16,5 x 23,5 cm / 6.5 x 9.25 in.
Pages: 320
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Hard
Publication date: 2015
ISBN: English 978-1-940291-19-2
ISBN: Spanish 978-1-940291-28-4
Price: 35€ / $39.95 / £32

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Traces

LAN (Local Architecture Network)

Umberto Napolitano, Benoit Jallon

Undertaken at the occasion of LAN’s 10th anniversary, Traces recalls the journey of Umberto Napolitano and Benoit Jallon through their projects and their travel impressions.

The city is the point of departure and arrival for the “architectural experience”. It is, therefore, a palpable, external fact as well as a product of the mind, an abstraction. This book attempts to recreate this trajectory and to describe this exchange between the mind and the world through the traces it has produced. Two separate moments lie at the heart of this book’s very structure and shape: one when the city is the site of an experience and of reflection and the other, when architects modify this site through a new project.

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Author: Umberto Napolitano,
Benoit Jallon

Size: 16,5 x 23,5 cm / 6.5 x 9.25 in.
Pages: 608
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Hard
Publication date: February 2014
ISBN: English 978-1-940291-02-4
Price: 35€ / $44.95 / £31.50

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