Top 10 Best Books to Read in Architectural Photography - August 2021



Books in the architectural photography genre consist of photos of buildings and similar architectural projects. It is a sub-genre of photography. Architectural photographers specialize in capturing pictures of the monuments, exterior or interior of buildings. The main aim of this genre is to acknowledge photographers about choosing and using the right camera equipment, composing architectural shots, working with ambient and artificial light, and processing images on Adobe photoshop. In addition, these books include step-by-step guides for both beginners and professional photographers. They help the readers in making aesthetically pleasing pictures by using digital camera equipment. Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Architectural Photography.

1. Architectural Digest at 100: A Century of Style


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Architectural Photography - August 2021

A rich visual history of Architectural Digest , published for the magazine’s 100th anniversary  Architectural Digest at 100 celebrates the best from the pages of the international design authority. The editors have delved into the archives and culled years of rich material covering a range of subjects. Ranging freely between present and past, the book features the personal spaces of dozens of private celebrities like Barack and Michelle Obama, David Bowie, Truman Capote, David Hockney, Michael Kors, and Diana Vreeland, and includes the work of top designers and architects like Frank Gehry, David Hicks, India Mahdavi, Peter Marino, John Fowler, Renzo Mongiardino, Oscar Niemeyer, Axel Vervoordt, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Elsie de Wolfe. Also included are stunning images from the magazine’s history by photographers such as Bill Cunningham, Horst P. Horst, Simon Upton, Francois Dischinger, Francois Halard, Julius Shulman, and Oberto Gili.

  • Author: Architectural Digest
  • Publisher: Abrams; Illustrated edition (October 8, 2019)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Photography & Video
  • ISBN: 978-1419733338
  • Dimensions: 10.55 x 1.6 x 13.45 inches

                 

2. Composition Notebook: Wide Ruled Lined Paper Notebook Journal: Gold Glitter Liquid Marble Painting Workbook for Girls Kids Teens Students for Back to School and Home College Writing Notes


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Architectural Photography - August 2021

Composition Notebook Features: 110 blank wide lined white pages Printed on both sides  Perfect size 7.5" x 9.25" inches  (between A4 and A5) for tote bag, desk, backpack, school, home or work High quality glossy cover Perfect gift for School Notebook, Notebook For Kids, Notebook For Girls, Notebook For Boys, School Supplies, Back to school supplies,  journal,  taking notes, writing, organizing, lists, journaling and brainstorming For more unique journals and notebooks visit Latte Notebooks Author page (amazon.com/author/lattenotebooks)

  • Author: Yolanda Madison
  • Publisher: Independently published (May 8, 2020)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Photography & Video
  • ISBN: 979-8644234516
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.25 x 9.25 inches

                 

3. Humans


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Architectural Photography - August 2021

The Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller "Just when we need it, Humans reminds us what it means to be human . . . one of the most influential art projects of the decade.” ― Washington Post Brandon Stanton’s new book, Humans ―his most moving and compelling book to date―shows us the world. Brandon Stanton created Humans of New York in 2010. What began as a photographic census of life in New York City, soon evolved into a storytelling phenomenon. A global audience of millions began following HONY daily. Over the next several years, Stanton broadened his lens to include people from across the world. Traveling to more than forty countries, he conducted interviews across continents, borders, and language barriers. Humans is the definitive catalogue of these travels. The faces and locations will vary from page to page, but the stories will feel deeply familiar. Told with candor and intimacy, Humans will resonate with readers across the globe―providing a portrait of our shared experience.

  • Author: Brandon Stanton
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press (October 6, 2020)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Photography & Video
  • ISBN: 978-1250114297
  • Dimensions: 8.37 x 1.33 x 10.19 inches

                 

4. The Hidden Life of Trees: The Illustrated Edition


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Architectural Photography - August 2021

This beautiful, timeless book shares text from the New York Times bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees alongside stunning photographs of forests, taking readers on an unforgettable visual journey. In his international   bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees , Peter Wohlleben opened readers’ eyes to the amazing processes at work in forests every day. Now this new, breathtakingly illustrated edition brings those wonders to life like never before. With compelling, abridged selections from the original book and stunning, large-format photographs of trees from around the world, this gorgeous volume distills the essence of Wohlleben’s message to show trees in all their glory and diversity. Through rich language highlighting the interconnectedness of forest ecosystems, the book offers fascinating insights about the fungal communication highway known as the “wood wide web,” the difficult life lessons learned in tree school, the hard-working natural cleanup crews that recycle dying trees, and much more. Beautiful images provide the perfect complement to Wohlleben’s words, with striking close-ups of bark and seeds, panoramas of vast expanses of green, and a unique look at what is believed to be the oldest tree on the planet. Published in Partnership with the David Suzuki Institute

  • Author: Peter Wohlleben
  • Publisher: Greystone Books; Abridged edition (August 28, 2018)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Photography & Video
  • ISBN: 978-1771643481
  • Dimensions: 9.3 x 1 x 10.2 inches

                 

5. Bill Cunningham: On the Street: Five Decades of Iconic Photography


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Architectural Photography - August 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The first published collection of photographs by the icon of street style, bringing together favorites published in  The New York Times  alongside never-before-seen work across five decades.   “A dazzling kaleidoscope from the gaze of an artist who saw beauty at every turn.”—André Leon Talley   Bill Cunningham’s photography captured the evolution of style, of trends, and of the everyday, both in New York City and in Paris. But his work also shows that street style is not only about fashion; it’s about the people and the changing culture.    These photographs—many never before seen, others having originally appeared in  The New York Times  and elsewhere—move from decade to decade, beginning in the 1970s and continuing until Cunningham’s death in 2016. Here you’ll find Cunningham’s distinctive chronicling of the 1980s transit strike, the rise of 1990s casual Fridays, the sadness that fell over the city following 9/11, Inauguration Day 2009, the onset of selfies, and many other significant moments.   This enduring portfolio is enriched by essays that provide a revealing portrait of Cunningham and a few of his many fascinations and influences, contributed by Cathy Horyn, Tiina Loite, Vanessa Friedman, Ruth La Ferla, Guy Trebay, Penelope Green, Jacob Bernstein, and a much favored subject, Anna Wintour. More than anything,  On the Street  is a timeless representation of Cunningham’s commitment to capturing the here and now. “An absolute delight.”— People

  • Author: New York Times
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter; Illustrated edition (September 3, 2019)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Photography & Video
  • ISBN: 978-1524763503
  • Dimensions: 10.05 x 1.26 x 11.51 inches

                 



6. British Designers At Home


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Architectural Photography - August 2021

For anyone interested in interiors, there is so much inspiration available online and in magazines these days of carefully curated spaces and contemporary homes. But what sort of spaces do interior designers themselves live in? British Designers at Home is for anyone curious to find out more about designers, and glean ideas and practical information for their own homes. This engaging and visually enticing book profiles over 20 of the most important names in British design and decoration in their own personal spaces. Names include: Alidad; Edward Bulmer; Emma Burns; Nina Campbell; Jane Churchill; Octavia Dickinson; Mike Fisher; Veere Grenney; Beata Heuman; Gavin Houghton; Roger Jones; Kit Kemp; Robert Kime; Rita Konig; Penny Morrison; Paolo Moschino; Wendy Nicholls; Guy Oliver; Colin Orchard; Carlos Sânchez-García; Daniel Slowik; Justin van Breda; Sarah Vanrenen and Philip Vergeylen. Each designer has been profiled and photographed at home – alongside details of their working life and the story of how they became interested in design, they talk at length about the house itself and the thinking behind its design and decoration. From the unexpected to that classic British look, this is an exciting look at modern British interiors.

  • Author: Jenny Rose-Innes
  • Publisher: Hardie Grant (October 13, 2020)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Photography & Video
  • ISBN: 978-1784883461
  • Dimensions: 10.3 x 1.25 x 12.3 inches

                 

7. The Stahl House: Case Study House #22: The Making of a Modernist Icon


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Architectural Photography - August 2021

The Stahl House: Case Study House #22, The Making of a Modernist Icon is the official autobiography of this world-renowned architectural gem by the family that made it their home. Considered one of the most iconic and recognizable examples of mid-century modern homes in the world, the Stahl House was first envisioned by the owners Buck and Carlotta Stahl, designed by architect Pierre Koenig, and immortalized by photographer Julius Shulman. This 1960 glass-and-steel home in the Hollywood Hills has come to embody the idealism of a generation in search of the American dream. As one of the Case Study Houses designed between 1945 and 1966 under the vision of John Entenza and Arts & Architecture magazine, this was an affordable yet progressive design experiment to address the postwar housing shortage. The result—a two-bedroom, 2,300-square-foot house with glass walls that disappear into a 270-degree panorama of Los Angeles—became Koenig's pièce de résistance. The Stahl House broke rules, defied building codes that discouraged building on cliffs, and expanded the possibilities of residential architecture. The glass walls blurred the boundary between indoors and outdoors. The building seemed to merge with the city itself, the lines of the structure aligning with the geometry of the city's gridded streets. "Los Angeles becomes an extension of the house and vice versa," Koenig said. "The house is just a part of the city." The book shares the never-before-told inside story by the Stahl family's adult children who grew up there and still graciously give home tours to fans from around the world. Through extensive research and interviews, historical information and personal photos are featured. This includes Buck Stahl's initial vision of the home with his own DIY schematic model for how to build on the complicated site. It also includes blueprints, floor plans, and sketches by Pierre Koenig, as well as Julius Shulman's renowned photographs. Additionally, photographs of the house used in high-end, fashion ad campaigns and film and television are also included, cementing The Stahl House's prominence in contemporary culture.

  • Author: Bruce Stahl
  • Publisher: Chronicle Chroma (August 31, 2021)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Photography & Video
  • ISBN: 978-1797209432

                 

8. America the Beautiful: A Story in Photographs


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Architectural Photography - August 2021

America the Beautifu l showcases the stunning spaces closest to our nation's heart--from the woods in the Great Appalachian Valley that Davy Crockett once called home to the breathtaking sweep of California's Big Sur coast to the wilds of Alaska. It also celebrates the people who have made this country what it is, featuring a wide range of images including the Arikara Nation in the early 1900s and scientists preparing for travel to Mars on a Hawaiian island. Culled from National Geographic's vaunted photo archives, spanning a period of more than 130 years, this provocative collection depicts the splendor of this great nation as only National Geographic can, with a dramatic combination of modern and historical imagery--from the creation of architectural icons like the Golden Gate Bridge and Lady Liberty to the last of the country's wild places preserved in our national parks. With a structure inspired by the original song "America the Beautiful," this book recognizes what makes our nation great, region by region. And all 50 states and six territories of the U.S. are honored with 50 words from celebrities, historians, activists, conservationists, and politicians who call America home. Profound and inspiring, this is a book for everyone who has ever marveled at the beauty of the United States.

  • Author: National Geographic
  • Publisher: National Geographic (October 20, 2020)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Photography & Video
  • ISBN: 978-1426221422
  • Dimensions: 10.25 x 1.25 x 10.25 inches

                 

9. The American Resting Place: Four Hundred Years of History through Our Cemeteries and Burial Grounds


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Architectural Photography - August 2021

An illustrated cultural history of America through the lens of its gravestones and burial practices—featuring eighty black-and-white photographs. In The American Resting Place , cultural historian Marilyn Yalom and her son, photographer Reid Yalom, visit more than 250 cemeteries across the United States. Following a coast-to-coast trajectory that mirrors the historical pattern of American migration, their destinations highlight America’s cultural and ethnic diversity as well as the evolution of burials rites over the centuries. Yalom’s incisive reading of gravestone inscriptions reveals changing ideas about death and personal identity, as well as how class and gender play out in stone. Rich particulars include the story of one seventeenth-century Bostonian who amassed a thousand pairs of gloves in his funeral-going lifetime, the unique burial rites and funerary symbols found in today’s Native American cultures, and a “lost” Czech community brought uncannily to life in Chicago’s Bohemian National Columbarium. From fascinating past to startling future—DVDs embedded in tombstones, “green” burials, and “the new aesthetic of death”— The American Resting Place is the definitive history of the American cemetery.

  • Author: Marilyn Yalom
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (May 15, 2008)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Politics & Social Sciences

                 

10. prettycitynewyork: Discovering New York's Beautiful Places


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Architectural Photography - August 2021

New York City is known for many things: its urban, high-rise landscape, the bustling atmosphere, and busy business and tourist spots. Pretty tree-lined avenues, cute shops, and serene getaways do not immediately come to mind for this cosmopolitan city, but they are there. Acclaimed Instagrammer Siobhan Ferguson, author of prettycitylondon , now turns her discerning eye to the Big Apple itself. Travel along with her as she uncovers the hidden gems—the sweet, secluded alleys, the fantastic markets, the artisan boutiques—that New York has to offer, and reveals the beautiful, the quaint, and the downright pretty scattered among the urban landscape of the world's most famous city. Stunning photographs alongside fantastic tips to take your own pictures and create a prettycitynewyork experience for yourself make this the perfect book for visitors on foot and armchair travelers alike.

  • Author: Siobhan Ferguson
  • Publisher: The History Press (December 15, 2019)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Photography & Video
  • ISBN: 978-0750990707
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 1 x 9.75 inches