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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.

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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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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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.

The Equipmental Tradition: Architectures Environmental Pedagogies
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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Modes of Concealment: Architecture, Oil, and Historical Method
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.

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.

Observation is a constant that underlies all approaches
“My own use of the camera began in 1954 as I started to think about what a new building in New York – the Seagram building – could be. While in Rome during Easter, through the lens of a camera...
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Do you remember how perfect everything was?: The work of Zoe Zenghelis
Zoe Zenghelis’ paintings create an imaginary inspired by metropolitan structures, landforms and abstract tectonics. Born in Athens in 1937, she began her career as a founding member of Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), where her contributions created new opportunities for...
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The architecture of disability: Buildings, cities, and landscapes beyond access
Disability critiques of architecture usually emphasize the need for modification and increased access, but The Architecture of Disability calls for a radical reorientation of this perspective by situating experiences of impairment as a new foundation for the built environment. With...
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Make do with now: New directions in Japanese architecture
Make Do With Now presents a new perspective on Japanese architecture by introducing a young generation of architects and designers. Influenced by the Tohoku earthquake and Fukushima nuclear disaster of 2011, they share the desire for a sincere engagement with...
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Real Review 13
All times appear equally and at once. The past no longer recedes in an orderly way, but threatens to resurface at any moment in the guise of the contemporary. Nostalgia cycles are getting faster. Old material artefacts return as integral...
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The past exists
The past exists is a collection of works presented at Kenta Cobayashi’s solo exhibition at Mitsukoshi Contemporary Gallery in June 2022. In this exhibition, he selected portraits from Everything series of photographs.   Cobayashi describes the past as a kind of frame...
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Pathways of art: How objects get to the museum
Non-European artworks in European and American museums have become the subject of controversial debate. How exactly these collections of art from Africa, North and South America, Asia, and Oceania have been amassed in the global North over centuries, and how...
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Making matters: A vocabulary for collective arts
Collective action often changes the artist’s identity and working habits: from individuality and autonomy to collectivity and collaboration, both locally and globally. This has given rise to new kinds of collective art and design practices: artists work together with nonartists,...
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