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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.

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CCA Publication
Arthur Erickson on Learning Systems
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Arthur Erickson on Learning Systems
First volume of the Building Arguments series conceived and co-published with Concordia University Press, Arthur Erickson on Learning Systems curates a selection of writings, conserved in the CCA collection, by an architect advocating for interdisciplinarity in his approaches to education...
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A section of Now: Norms and Rituals as Sites for Architectural Intervention
Conceived as part of the one-year investigation Catching Up with Life, A Section of Now aims to re-establish a dialogue between architecture and society that would allow for architecture to begin to contend with and address our changed and changing social norms. The...
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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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Environmental Histories of Architecture

Environmental Histories of Architecture presents the work of eight researchers who each analyze specific environmental relations, crises, and reforms and demonstrate how society and the environment have been co-constructed, represented, and lived in their respective geographies.

Building on Ghost Acres: The London Coal Exchange, circa 1849
Environmental Histories of Architecture presents the work of eight researchers who each analyze specific environmental relations, crises, and reforms and demonstrate how society and the environment have been co-constructed, represented, and lived in their respective geographies. While their essays are...
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Toxic Nature: Toward a Queer Theory of Pollution
Environmental Histories of Architecture presents the work of eight researchers who each analyze specific environmental relations, crises, and reforms and demonstrate how society and the environment have been co-constructed, represented, and lived in their respective geographies. While their essays are...
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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.

Abolish Human Bans: Intertwined Histories of Architecture
In the fourth volume of the CCA Singles series, Esra Akcan builds on her theory of architectural translation to construct an activist gesture—through the lens of architectural history—against the anti-immigration policies of ruling powers. To contest the alleged inaccessibility of...
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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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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.

Tools n° 02 : Le tissage
À travers un état des lieux historique, des reportages en usine, des décryptages de savoir-faire, et des pièces iconiques, Tools livre une enquête sur le tissage d'hier et d'aujourd'hui, en accordant une grande attention à celles et ceux qui fabriquent...
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Architettura Attenuata
Une série de dessins du designer italien iconique Ettore Sottsass. Né en Autriche et installé à Milan, Sottsass a étudié l'architecture au Politecnico di Torino de Turin. Après avoir passé la majeure partie de la Seconde Guerre mondiale dans un camp...
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Deserts are not empty
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Deserts are not empty
Colonial and imperial powers have often portrayed arid lands as “empty” spaces ready to be occupied, exploited, extracted, and polluted. Despite the undeniable presence of human and nonhuman lives and forces in desert territories, the “regime of emptiness” has inhabited,...
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Lina Bo Bardi: Material ideologies
Lina Bo Bardi is renowned for her boldly modernist designs like the São Paulo Museum of Art and the culture and leisure center SESC Pompéia. An artist, architect, designer, writer, and activist, she was a tireless champion for local craft...
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How to live with objects: A guide to more meaningful interiors
In the modern home, it matters less whether your interior is perfectly appointed and more if it’s authentically personal, unique, and filled with the objects you feel a connection to. Through inspiring home tours and practical advice on how and...
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The office of good intentions. Human(s) Work
In twelve essays, this book examines the spatial typologies and global phenomena that have defined the office in the last half century. Topics include the return of the work club, the rise of the corporate festival, the way of the...
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The curatorial condition
In spite of the heightened interest in the curatorial since the late twentieth century, the structural conditions and potentials underpinning its special sociocultural status have yet to be defined. Taking this as a starting point, in this book, Beatrice von...
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Apartamento 30
Featuring: Solange Knowles, Alejandro Gómez Palomo, Kitty Brophy, Mel Ottenberg, Ángela de la Cruz, Channa Daswatte, Levan Koguashvili, Avani & Raghu Rai, Woody De Othello, B+, Clayton Patterson, Yasmine Dubois & Brian Rogers, Jon Gray, Ugo La Pietra, Wilfredo Prieto,...
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