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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 Lives of Documents - Photography as Project
How do photographers select, order, and display their images to make visual arguments about built and natural environments? Conceived as part of a long-term project at the CCA to examine the contemporary role of photography in the study and practice...
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Toyo Ito with Koji Ichikawa and others – Meanwhile in Japan
In this new volume of the CCA Singles presenting the Meanwhile in Japan conversations, Toyo Ito sat with a group of young architects and academ­ics to discuss how his early work of the 1970s and 1980s took a radical approach...
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Fugitive Archives: A Sourcebook for Centring Africa in Histories of Architecture
A collection of primary sources chosen by the research fellows Centring Africa: Postcolonial Perspectives on Architecture, Doreen Adengo, Dele Adeyemo, Warebi Gabriel Brisibe and Ramota Obagah-Stephen, Rachel Lee and Monika Motylinska, Ikem Stanley Okoye, Cole Roskam, Łukasz Stanek, and Huda...
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Forthcoming

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ᐊᖏᕐᕋᒧᑦ / Ruovttu Guvlui / Towards Home: Inuit and Sámi Placemaking
ᐊᖏᕐᕋᒧᑦ (angirramut) in Inuktitut or ruovttu guvlui in North Sámi mean “towards home.” To move towards home is to reflect on where Sámi people and Inuit people find home, on what their connections to their lands means, and on what these relationships could...
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AP205 Amancio Williams: Readings of the Archive by Studio Muoto, Claudia Shmidt, and Pezo von Ellrichshausen
AP205 Amancio Williams is dedicated to the work of Argentinian architect Amancio Williams (1913‒1989), one of the key figures of modern architecture in Latin America. The vast output of projects and proposals produced by his office from the 1940s‒1980s is...
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CCA Publication
The copies
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The copies
This sixth volume in the CCA Singles series presents the work produced by Bas Princen in the framework of the 2016–2017 research project entitled Architecture and/for Photography and further developed by the author in an exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum. Focusing...
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Jean-Louis Cohen

“I like to share knowledge and I do not keep it for myself, for my books. I’m curious about other people.”

Jean-Louis Cohen, 1949-2023

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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Architecture in Uniform: Designing and Building for the Second World War
Architecture in Uniform: Designing and Building for the Second World War documents the extensive contribution of architecture to the Second World War, and considers how it questioned architectural methods and fundamental structures, and lead to the supremacy of modernism.This publication...
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Scenes of the World to Come: European Architecture and the American Challenge, 1893–1960
Tracing the origins of Americanism back to the late nineteenth century, Scenes of the World to Come focuses on the European discovery of the American city—with its grand hotels, skyscrapers, and massive industrial plants, its new-found sense of efficiency and...
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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.

Architectural Botany: A Conversation with William Balée on Constructed Forests
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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Interspecies Encounters: Design (Hi)stories, Practices of Care, and Challenges
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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Circulating Asbestos: The International AC Review, 1956–1985
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.

Hiroshi Hara with Mikio Wakabayashi and others - Meanwhile in Japan
In the fifth volume of the CCA Singles series, Hiroshi Hara is in conversation with Mikio Wakabayashi. He revisits his publications from the late 1960s to the mid-1970s on architectural principles—“porous body” theory, “floating architecture,” and “homogeneous space”—and on the...
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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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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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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.

'A'A L'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui, Hors-série n.48: Atelier Pierre Thibault
Avant de se lancer dans tout « geste » architectural, Pierre Thibault étudie le milieu naturel dans lequel il va implanter son projet, tout autant qu’il se montre attentif aux besoins des usagers. Ça n’est pour lui pas une option...
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Apartamento 33
Spring / Summer 2024 Featuring: Hari Nef, Franz Erhard Walther, Madelon Vriesendorp, Lloyd Kahn, Eric N. Mack, John Wurdeman, Antonia Marsh, Enrique Olvera, Ron Arad, Motoyuki Daifu, Jimmy Wright, Najla El Zein, Hans-Walter Müller, and Rachel Roddy. Plus: The interiors...
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Elina Birkehag: D for Daughter
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Elina Birkehag: D for Daughter
Deep in the woods in Dalarna, Sweden, scattered among stumps and newer-growth trees stand centuries-old Scotch pines – thick, gnarled, and covered with carvings. The messages inscribed in their trunks are from female shepherds who, from the 17th to the...
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Takashi Homma: Thirty-Six views of Mount Fuji
This collection of new work by celebrated photographer Takashi Homma approaches one of the most iconic and widely represented images in Japan and the world: Mount Fuji. With its title referencing Hokusai’s famous series of ukiyo-e woodblock prints, Homma evokes...
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Rez-de-ville : Regarder, dessiner, projeter la ville autrement
Omniprésence de l'automobile, artificialisation du sol, vacance des commerces, hyper-surveillance des lieux publics... Pourquoi nos paysages urbains et suburbains sont-ils aussi inhospitaliers ? Face aux transitions à venir, il est urgent de réformer les méthodes du projet urbain. David Mangin...
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10 Minutes: Architects and designers in conversation
24 entretiens menés par Stephanie Davidson avec des architectes et designer·euses de 15 pays, à propos de leur relation aux matériaux et de comment cela informe sur la place de l’architecture et du design dans la société. Les questions d'économie,...
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Les Hespérides
« Aujourd’hui naît toujours d’hier » : il n’existe guère de sentence plus post-moderne. Il subsiste pourtant bel et bien un trou noir dans l’histoire de l’architecture récente, celle de la fin du XXe siècle, qui correspond précisément à l’affirmation d’une architecture « post-moderne ». Lui...
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Architecture Simple : La Villa Baizeau à Carthage de Le Corbusier et Jeanneret
Les questions sociales, économiques, constructives, environnementales et climatiques qui, au début du XXIe siècle, ont remis en question les fondements du projet d'architecture, constituent l'arrière-plan théorique des événements consacrés à la villa que Le Corbusier et Pierre Jeanneret ont construite...
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