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Received: Books by Local Authors

Small Scale: Creative Solutions for Better City Living
by Keith Moskow FAIA and Robert Linn (Princeton Architectural Press, 2010)

Moskow and Linn have collected dozens of small projects that activate the humanscale spaces and define our urban experience. Frequently overlooked for grander visions, the work included provides insight and delight, and serves as a rallying cry to a new generation.

House in the Landscape: Siting Your Home Naturally
by Jeremiah Eck FAIA (Princeton Architectural Press, 2011)

A sustainable house design requires more than the latest green materials: it starts with a sophisticated understanding of the site. Eck presents case studies of projects by leading architects, illustrated with beautiful photographs.

Martha’s Vineyard: Contemporary Living
by Keith Moskow FAIA and Robert Linn (Monacelli Press, 2010)

The title suggests a lifestyle guide, but the authors are really presenting a new regional design vocabulary. Featured projects marry the scale, palette, and restraint of New England vernacular architecture with Modernist minimalism. A book as lush as the houses within — and as ambitious.

Roller Coaster Symphony: An Architect’s Journey
by Wilson Pollock FAIA with Bruce Lynch (Design Leadership Press (PSMJ), 2010)

Part memoir, part how-to, frequently entertaining, and always informative, this behind-the-scenes account of the growth of ADD Inc by its nationally respected founder and former CEO is a roadmap to a career in architecture. They don’t teach this stuff in school.

Architecture as Revolution: Episodes in the History of Modern Mexico
by Luis E. Carranza (University of Texas Press, 2011)

A professor at Roger Williams University, Carranza offers a fresh understanding of Modernism within the social, cultural, and ideological context of Mexico in the early-20th century.