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Our favourite architecture and design books of 2020 – The Spaces

From a survey on David Adjaye’s little-known early works to a photographic blast of postwar British nostalgia

Féau & Cie: The Art of Wood Paneling – Boiseries from the 17th Century to Today
Rizzoli, $65
1875-founded Paris firm Féau & Cie is a purveyor of decorative period wood panelling, from doors, décor and panels to whole rooms. In its first-ever book, the atelier shows the transformative effects of panelling, or boiserie, on a room through 21 prestigious projects and opens the doors to its Aladdin’s cave of a showroom in Paris.

Photography: Robert Polidori

In Memory of: Designing Contemporary Memorials by Spencer Bailey 
Phaidon, £49.95

This book explores the design and architecture of memorials, along with the emotional aspect of memorialisation. Focusing on over 6o monuments built over the past 40 years, they commemorate tragic events while expressing ‘the importance of the power to overcome, survive and, even to forgive.’

BIG. Formgiving: An Architectural Future History by Bjarke Ingels Group 
Taschen, £40

In the latest instalment of its Taschen trilogy, Bjarke Ingels Group attempts to give form the future, addressing evolutionary trajectories and current trends in the context of design and architecture. The tome is illustrated with 100 built and unbuilt projects that, together, give shape to a sustainable and colourful future world.

Read on >>>> Source: The Spaces Our favourite architecture and design books of 2020

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