The Elements of Design


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SpecificationsSKU: 90855Binding: Soft Bound ISBN: 978-1-951541-06-4 Size: 9.5” x 12.25” Portrait Pages: 100pp Publication Date: Fall 2020 World Rights: Available

As a go-to material for buildings for thousands of years, brick has a sense of tradition. But it is also a popular choice for contemporary architects looking for strength, variety, and sustainability. Brick Folio features the most exciting new brick buildings in America, from brickwork emulating computer code in Rochester, to contemporary brick forms nodding to historic neighbors in Louisville, to rounded bricks creating a sculptural façade in New York. The book features work by some of today’s most inspiring design firms: nARCHITECTS, Michael Maltzan Architecture, ODA New York, Kennedy & Violich Architecture, Modus Studio, de Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Cunningham | Quill Architects, Studio B, and Morris Adjmi Architects. From a single-family house in Denver to a massive office complex in Los Angeles, each project tells a unique story of how brick can be the foundation of the most creative design.

Clare Jacobson is a San Francisco–based writer and editor on architecture and design. She is author of the book New Museums in China and co-author of Jigsaw City: AECOM’s Redefinition of the Asian New Town and Karlssonwilker Inc.’s Tell Me Why: The First 24 Months of a New York Design Company. Jacobson was a contributing editor to Architectural Record, and her articles have also appeared in Interior Design, Engineering News Record, Landscape Architecture, and other magazines.


Soft Bound




9.5” x 12.25” Portrait



Publication date

Fall 2020

World rights