All the Queens Houses: An Architectural Portrait of New York’s Largest and Most Diverse Borough by Rafael Herrin-Ferri. Jovis, 272 pp., $26.
Rafael Herrin-Ferri’s guidebook to Queens’ polymorphous saltboxes, shotguns, and McMansions is a romp through New York’s “global village.”
In his latest treatise, Pier Vittorio Aureli frames architectural production as a stand-in for the much larger and more complex system of economic production as a whole. The problems start there.
The Forest: A Fable of America in the 1830s by Alexander Nemerov. Princeton University Press, 336 pp., $35.
The Forest reads like a heady and roving literary essay, whose forays into art and environment have a “blink and you’ll miss it” quality to them.
Bold Ventures: Thirteen Tales of Architectural Tragedy by Charlotte Van den Broeck. Other Press, 304 pp., $28.
For the poet Charlotte Van den Broeck, the idea of a building is ludicrous, a bottomless vessel filled by an architect’s unslakable longing.
Sublime Ideas: Drawings by Giovanni Battista Piranesi, curated by John Marciari, was on view at the Morgan Library from March 10 to June 4, 2023.
What do we mean when we call something “Piranesian”?
Two approaches to weighing carbon form.