Are you a budding critic trapped inside an architect's body?
If the answer is yes, or you simply want to have a go writing a pithy, honest review, why not join BD's Book Club.
How does it work?
All you have to do is choose the book you'd like to review from our monthly selection. For a chance to receive a free review copy, email email@example.com saying which book you'd like to review. We will pick one reader per book.
Book Club Review: China’s Contested Capital: Architecture, Ritual and Response in Nanjing by Charles D. Musgrove
A rich and refined account of the ‘Nanjing Decade’ with chapters so thorough they could stand alone
A good overview of environmental dwellings let down by a lack of consistency in the details
A promising handbook struggles to pitch itself at the right level
Hill’s arument may contain some incontinuities, but his passion for user-based design shines through
An insightful study of Korea’s struggle to maintain tradition and consistency against the unstoppable force of modernisation
Keiler’s essays have been published before, but this collection brings new clarity to his work
Local residents obsess over Richard Meier’s Jubilee Church in the suburbs of Rome
Helmet-mounted cameras provide a vertiginous trip up Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Bilbao
Housekeeper Guadalupe gives a sharp assessment of Rem Koolhaas’ Maison Bordeaux
Join BD’s Book Club for a chance to review one of five new titles, covering topics from the history of the British home to the way we’ll live next - the aerotropolis
Join BD’s Book Club for a chance to review one of five new titles, covering topics from interior design and sustainable homes to Louis Kahn and China’s contested capital