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This bookstore brings together our print and electronic publications—two components of our efforts to catalyze dialogue in contemporary debates about architecture—alongside selected titles from other publishers we are following.

Our publications

We’ve been publishing books since before we had a building, maintaining an interest in exploring our ideas through different formats and with different people, and circulating our conversations.

The Things Around Us: 51N4E and Rural Urban Framework
The architectural offices 51N4E and Rural Urban Framework operate at the seams of urbanization, with projects situated in transitional settlements in Ulaanbaatar, in the new vernacular of rural China, in the transforming centres of Western European cities and in Albania’s...
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Itsuko Hasegawa with Kozo Kadowaki and others - Meanwhile in Japan
In the third volume of the CCA Singles series, Itsuko Hasegawa is in conversation with Kozo Kadowaki and revisits her earliest projects. The conversation was held in Tokyo with the participation of Chié Rokutanda, Mikio Wakabayashi, Yutaro Muraji, Takehiko Higa, Teppei Fujiwara,...
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Prospects Beyond Futures, Counterculture White Meets Red Power
In the second volume of the CCA Singles series, Robert J. Kett revisits the Indigenous occupation of Alcatraz Island from 1969 to 1971 and uncovers other designs for the Rock from within the counterculture.   This book is the result...
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Building a new New World: Amerikanizm in Russian Architecture
Idealized representations of America, as both an aspiration and a menace, played an important role in shaping Russian architecture and urban design from the American Revolution until the fall of the Soviet Union. In Building a new New World, Jean-Louis...
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CP138 Gordon Matta-Clark: Readings of the archive by Yann Chateigné, Hila Peleg, and Kitty Scott
This book unpacks the comprehensive Gordon Matta-Clark collection at the CCA (CP138), opening it up to provisional readings from different points of view. Yann Chateigné reorganizes Matta-Clark’s library into areas of inquiry, from alchemy to psychoanalysis, as a framework for...
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Documents from Gordon Matta-Clark's personal library
This book recounts Stefano Graziani’s experience of finding Gordon Matta-Clark’s personal library while exploring the CCA Collection.   The library consists of seventy publications that cover a wide range of subjects from architecture and art history to alchemy, communications, cultural...
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CCA Singles

CCA Singles are short printed one-offs that present one voice, one object, or one event. Ranging from raw source material to edited topical reflections, they propose intimate contact with ideas generated or collected at the CCA.

Documents from Gordon Matta-Clark's personal library
This book recounts Stefano Graziani’s experience of finding Gordon Matta-Clark’s personal library while exploring the CCA Collection.   The library consists of seventy publications that cover a wide range of subjects from architecture and art history to alchemy, communications, cultural...
CAD 16.00
Prospects Beyond Futures, Counterculture White Meets Red Power
In the second volume of the CCA Singles series, Robert J. Kett revisits the Indigenous occupation of Alcatraz Island from 1969 to 1971 and uncovers other designs for the Rock from within the counterculture.   This book is the result...
CAD 16.00
Itsuko Hasegawa with Kozo Kadowaki and others - Meanwhile in Japan
In the third volume of the CCA Singles series, Itsuko Hasegawa is in conversation with Kozo Kadowaki and revisits her earliest projects. The conversation was held in Tokyo with the participation of Chié Rokutanda, Mikio Wakabayashi, Yutaro Muraji, Takehiko Higa, Teppei Fujiwara,...
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Recent titles from elsewhere

We offer books on architecture and related fields from publishers worldwide. Here is a small selection of some recent arrivals in the store.

Architectures typographiques
Figure majeure du design graphique européen contemporain, Wim Crouwel (1928-2019) a marqué l’histoire de la discipline par sa pratique étendue du design, appliquée tant au domaine culturel qu’au domaine commercial. Au cours de sa carrière, il a réalisé à la...
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Designing Motherhood: Things That Make and Break Our Births
While birth often brings great joy, making babies is a knotty enterprise. The designed objects that surround us when it comes to menstruation, birth control, conception, pregnancy, childbirth, and early motherhood vary as oddly, messily, and dramatically as the stereotypes...
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Habiter : ville et architecture
L'hypothèse initiale est que l'histoire du l'habitat se situe dans un temps long, une longue durée anthropologique, et que les évolutions sont lentes et les profonds changements rares. C'est pourquoi il est nécessaire de s'interroger sur la dimension vernaculaire de...
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Atlas: Tadao Ando
In 2012, Philippe Séclier visited Tadao Ando’s iconic Church of the Light, and was immediately compelled to journey around the world to further study the architect’s buildings. This unique presentation of Ando’s work is the result of what turned into...
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Serious fun: The landscapes of Claude Cormier
For almost 30 years Claude Cormier et Associes has designed landscapes daring in scope while earnest in execution, courting controversy while inviting public accord. Produced under the leadership of Claude Cormier, the range of these projects has spanned the creation...
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Imagining the evident: Álvaro Siza
The referential book by Álvaro Siza on his own work, in its first English edition. Describing some of his projects, his expectations and struggles, references and decisions, this book is a fundamental contribution to the understanding of Álvaro Siza’s architectural...
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Préliminaires : Études et maquettes
Depuis 1983, le Centre national des arts plastiques a constitué un fonds d’esquisses, de maquettes et de travaux préparatoires liés aux commandes publiques d’œuvres d’art. Riche de près de 4 600 objets réalisés par des plasticiens, architectes, designers, vidéastes ou...
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softspot
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softspot
softspot is a fragile space seeking to make sense of a complex now. Through a collaborative process of editing and exchange between James Taylor-Foster and OK-RM, softspot is a dive into the recent past. Imagined as a container for the...
CAD 56.00
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