ShelfA collection of titles in Partial’s studio library. The titles on this list are a part of what informs Partial’s way and thinking. Library is sorted in categories, alphabetically (by artist, author, designer). Fiction and non-fiction libraries are not listed.

New Additions,  Updated  06/10/2024Clemence, Paul. Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House.

Hays, K. Michael, Holder, Andrew. Inscriptions: Architecture Before Speech.

Langenberg, Silke. Upgrade: Making Things Better.

2G84: MOS

Nakagawa, Erika. Architectural Studies 2007 – 2020.

dot architects. Politics of Living.

Nishizawa, Ryue, Taylor, Stephen. Some Ideas on Living in London and Tokyo.

2G79: Muoto.

Art House Project Handbook.

Calle, Sophie. True Stories.

Hakayama, Naoya. Excavating the Future City.

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo. David Hockney.

Kaneyama, Takahiro. When Leaves Are Falling...

Kawauchi, Rinko. Halo.

Knowles, Solange. In Past Pupils and Smiles.

Marcoci, Roxana. An-My Le: Between Two Rivers. 

Spector Books. Le Corbusier, 5 x Unite D’Habitation.

The Museum of Modern Art. To Be  Looked At, Tempo, Looking Ahead.

Mouchet, Lisa. Panorama.

Naito, Rei. On this bright Earth I see you.

Nomura, Sakiko. Blue Water 1967 – 2022.

MCA Chicago. Doris Salcedo.

Saraceno, Tomas. Becoming Aerosolar.

Shitamichi, Motoyuki, et al. Cosmo Eggs.

Simonet, Jean-Vincent. In Bloom.

Sinigaglia, Alberto. Cables. 

Suda, Issei. Family Diary.

Sulzer, Stefan. The day my mother touched Robert Ryman.

Sung, Victoria, et al. Pacita Abad.

Sze, Sarah. Night Into Day.

Sze, Sarah. Timelapse.

Sze, Sarah. Triple Point.

Tiravanija, Rirkrit. A Lot Of People.

Tillmans, Wolfgang. To look without fear.

Obrist, Hans Ulrich, et al. Adrian Villar Rojas.

Vo, Dahn. Take My Breath Away.

Yoshitake, Mika. Yoshitomo Nara.

Bachelard, Gaston. The Poetics of Space.

Busch, Akiko. Geography of Home.

Groys, Boris. Philosophy of Care.

Halberstam, Judith. The Queer Art of Failure.

Han, Byung-Chul. Absence.

Koike, Ryunoske. The Practice of Not Thinking.

Perec, Georges. Species of Spaces and Other Pieces.

Si, Ruida. Visual Philosophy: Thoughts on I and We.

Species of Spaces 1974 – An Accommodation of Retained and Forgotten Locations.

Scarry, Elaine. On Beauty and Being Just.

Strauss, Carolyn F. Slow Spatial Reader: Chronicles of Radical Affection.

Tanizaki, Jun’Ichiro. In Praise of Shadows.

Wabi-Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets, and Philoposhers.

Wabi-Sabi: Further Thoughts.

Architecture, General
2G76: Bruther

2G81: Brandhuber+

2G85: Leopold Banchini.

2G89: BAST.

A+U 22:04 619. Feature: Bruther.

Carnicero, Inaqui, et al. Unfinished: Ideas, Images, and Projects from the Spanish Pavilion.

CENTRAL office, Delvaux, Maxime. Virtuous situations from the post industrial past and some ideas for the ‘climatic metropolis’ to come.

Citygroup. Form in rem.

Dogma. Living and Working.

A+U 23:10 637. Feature: fala.

Drexler, Arthur, Hines, Thomas S. The Architecture of Richard Neutra: From International Style to California Modern.

Eisenman, Peter, Iturbe, Elisa. Lateness.

Gray, Eileen. Intimate Architecture.

Holl, Steven. Color, Light, Time.

Holl, Steven. Compression.

Holl, Steven. Parallax.

El Croquis 206: Studio Anne Holthrop. 

El Croquis. Lacaton & Vassal.

Fernandez-Galiano, Luis. Lacaton & Vassal 1991 – 2021.

Great American Architects Redrawn: Le Corbusier Public Buildings.

Who Was Le Corbusier?

Girard, Jean-Claude. Leandro Locsin (Filipino Architect.)

Meridith, Michael, Sample, Hilary. MOS Casa No. 1 – 17.

Lamprecht, Barbara. Richard Neutra.

Schurk, Holger. Project Without Form – OMA, Rem Koolhaas, and the Laboratory of 1989.

The Open Workshop. New Investigations in Collective Form.

SO-IL / Solid Objectives. Order, Edge, Aura.

Architecture, Japanese
Contemporary Japanese Architect’s Series 2. Junya Ishigami: Small Images.

Contemporary Japanese Architect’s Series 4. Studies by Ryue Nishizawa. 

Contemporary Japanese Architect’s Series 7. Jun Sato: Items in Jun Sato Structural Engineers.

Contemporary Japanese Architect’s Series 10. Taira Nishizawa: Wooden Works 2004 – 2010.

Contemporary Japanese Architect’s Series 11. Go Hasegawa: Thinking, Making Architecture, Living.

Contemporary Japanese Architect’s Series 12. Hajime Ishikawa: The Landscale Book – A Look at the Ground.

Contemporary Japanese Architect’s Series 16. Ryuiji Nakamura: Controlled and Uncontrolled Lines.

Contemporary Japanese Architect’s Series 17. Onishimaki + Hyakudayuki: 8 Stories.

Contemporary Japanese Architect’s Series 19. Ryuji Fujimura: Prototyping Many Models and Remarks.

Contemporary Japanese Architect’s Series 22. Yo Shimada: Everyday Design Everyday.

Contemporary Japanese Architect’s Series 23. Jo Nagasaka: On My Mind.

Contemporary Japanese Architect’s Series 26. Toshiharu Naka: Two Cycles.

Contemporary Japanese Architect’s Series 29. Fuminori Nousaku: Edifice of the Wild.

On Honest Design: The Design Works Collection of Keiji Ashizawa.

Ban, Shigeru. Timber in Architecture.

Graphic Anatomy: Atelier Bow-Wow.

ETos. Edo-Tokyo, Challenging the Urban Fabric.

Phaidon. Sou Fujimoto.

Fujimura, Ryuji. The Form of Knowledge – The Prototype of Architectural Thinking and Its Application.

GA Houses 141. Project 2015.

GA Houses 157. Project 2018.

GA Houses 163. Project 2019.

GA Japan 92. Environmental Design 5-6 / 2008.

GA Japan 173. Nov-Dec / 2021.

GA Japan 186. Jan – Feb 2024.

A+U 17:01 556. Feature: Go Hasegawa. 

Hasegawa, Go. Go Hasegawa Works. 

2G78: Junya Ishigami.

A+U 23:11 638. Feature: Junya Ishigami: From the First Work.

The Japan Architect 79. Junya Ishigami.

PLOT 08: Junya Ishigami.

Ishigami, Junya. How small? How vast? How architecture grows.

Ishigami Junya. Freeing Architecture.

Ishigami, Junya. Studio Report: Another Nature.

The Japan Architect 42. Temporary Works Partial Works.

The Japan Architect 76, Winter 2010. Japanese Architectural Scene in 2009: Yearbook 2009.

The Japan Architect 104, Winter 2017. Public Space 2015 – 2016.

Kurihara, Kentaro, Iwatsuki, Miho. Studio Velocity.

Nagasaka, Jo. When B-side becomes A-side.

Nakayama, Hideyuki. , and then: 5 films of 5 architectures.

Nishizawa, Tezzo. Chance Favors the Prepared Mind.

GA Houses 181. Project 2022.

Sakamoto, Kazunari. Lecture.

Sasaki, Mutsuro. Flux Structure.

Shimada, Yo. Houses.

GA Houses 172. Studio Talk: Shimada, Yo, et al.

Shinkenchiku: 2022 97 2. 

Shinkenchiku: 2024 99 1.

Shinohara, Kazuo: The Umbrella House Project.

Tange, Kenzo. Architecture for the World.

Tezuka Architects: The Yellow Book.

TOTO: Toward a Creative Architectural Scene 2023. Special Feature: Large Area Design by Architects.

Torafu Architects. Inside Out.

Architecture, SANAARyue Nishizawa

GA Houses 97. Nishizawa, Ryue, et al.

GA Houses 159. Nishizawa, Ryue, et al.

Hiroshi Senju Museum, Karuizawa Handbook.

Naito, Rei, Nishizawa, Ryue. Teshima Art Museum.

Nishizawa, Ryue. Office of Ryue Nishizawa Detail Collection.

Nishizawa, Ryue, Tokuda, Kayo. SEI | Tokuda House – Kyoto Joy of Life.

PLOT 04: Ryue Nishizawa.

Source Books in Architecture 13. Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA.

Teshima Art Museum Handbook.

Kazuyo Sejima

Actar. Kazuyo Sejima in Gifu. 

GA: Kazuyo Sejima – 1998.

GA Document 150. Sejima, Kazuyo, SANAA, et al.

GA Houses 126. Sejima, Kazuyo, et al.

Inujima “Art House Project.”

The Japan Architect 99. Kazuyo Sejima: Living Space.

PLOT 07: Kazuyo Sejima. 


21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa; Official Museum Guide.

Arquitectura Viva 149 02/13. SANAA, et al.

AV Monographs 121, 2006. SANAA Sejima & Nishizawa 1990 – 2007.

El Croquis 99. SANAA Sejima + Nishizawa 1995 – 2000.

El Croquis 121 – 122. SANAA Sejima + Nishizawa 1999 – 2004.

El Croquis 205. SANAA Sejima + Nishizawa 2015 – 2020.

El Croquis 220 – 201. SANAA Sejima + Nishizawa 2015 – 2023.

Fernandez-Galiano, Luis. SANAA Sejima & Nishizawa.

GA Architect: Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA 1987 – 2006.

GA Architect: Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA 2006 – 2011.

GA Document 158. SANAA et al.

The Japan Architect 35, Autumn 1999. Kazuyo Sejima 1987 – 1999; Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa 1995 – 1999.

Niedermayr, Walter. Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA.

Obrist, Hans Ulrich. The Conversation Series 26: SANAA Kazuyo Sejima & Ryue Nishizawa.

SANAA Sejima & Nishizawa. New Museum, New York.

Feireiss, Kristin. SANAA: The Zollverein School, Essen, Germany.

Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA, et al. Before Architecture, After Architecture.

Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA. Houses.

Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA. Works 1995 – 2003.

Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA. Works 1987 – 2021.

Suzuki, Risaku, et al. My Secret Flowers – Garden & House by Ryue Nishizawa.

Venice Architecture Biennale 2010. People meet in Architecture.

Bolton, Andrew. Rei Kawakubo / Comme des Garcons. 

Chermayeff, Sam, et al. Creatures.

Chermayeff, Sam. Beasts.

Fukasawa, Naoto, Morrison, Jasper. Super Normal: Sensations of the Ordinary.

Judd, Donald. A good chair is a good chair. 

Lamb, Max. Excercises in Seating.

MUJI Archive. MUJI Laboratory for Living.

Muller Van Severen.

Sander, Jil. Present Tense.

Subtle. The 47th Takeo Paper Show.

+81 Vol. 88 Creators on the Line. A Journey through Contemporary Art in Japan.

+81 Vol. 89 Creators on the Line. Renovation Design Styles.

Accatone 6. Garden, Politics, Matter.

B. The Home.

Brand Balance 53. Muji.

Brand Balance 54. Maison Margiela.

Brand Balance 90. Lemaire.

Dwell Jan-Dec 2024. What’s Old is New.

Many Of Them 8.

Nang 4. In & Out. 

Perspecta 50. Urban Divides.

Platform 12. How About Now?

A Public Space No. 26. 2017.

Theory & References, General
Allen, Stan. Points + Lines.

Artega, Alex. Transient Senses. 

Aureli, Pier Vittorio. Less is Enough.

Aureli, Pier Vittorio. The Possibility of an Absolute Architecture.

Avrami, Erica. Preservation and Social Inclusion. 

Chang, Jiat-Hwee. A Genealogy of Tropical Architecture.

Chayka, Kyle. The Longing for Less: Living with Minimalism.

Cheng, Irene, et al. Race and Modern Architecture.

Colomina, Beatriz. Manifesto Architecture.

Colomina, Beatriz. X-Ray Architecture. 

Conrads, Ulrich. Programs and manifestoes on 20th century architecture.

The Earth is an Architecture.

Empathy Revisited: Designs for more than one.

Everyday Matters: Contemporary Approaches to Architecture.

Fernandez Contreras, Javier. Manifesto of Interiors.

Gameren, Dick van. Revisions of Space. 

Gidal, Peter. The Author as Producer of Nothing.

Gielen, Pascal, Haq, Nav. The Aesthetics of Ambiguity: Understanding and Addressing Monoculture.

Gropius, Walter. Scope of Total Architecture.

Johung, Jennifer. Replacing Home: From Primordal Hut to Digital Network in Contemporary Art.

Koolhaas, Rem. Countryside: A Report.

Koolhaas, Rem. Delirious New York.

Lacaton, Anne, Vassal, Jean-Philippe. Freedom of Use.

Meridith, Michael, Sample, Hilary / MOS. Vacant Spaces, NY.

Meyer, Ursula. Conceptual Art. 

Mikoleit, Anne, Purckhauer, Mortiz. Urban Code.

Moura Veiga, Francisco. Typology of Intimacy.

Munari, Bruno. Design as Art.

Odell, Jenny. Inhabiting the Negative Space.

Oligiati, Valerio. Non-Referential Architecture.

Onomatopee 74. Fiction Practice: Prototyping The Otherwordly.

Paine, Holden, Macarthur. Valuing Architecture.

Paths to Prison: On the Architectures of Carcerality.

Perez-Gomez, Alberto. Built Upon Love.

Schrofer, Janwillem. Plan and Play, Play and Plan: Defining Your Art Practice.

Roberts, Byrony. Tubula Plena: Forms on Urban Preservation.

Umolu, Yesomi, et al. ...And other such stories.

Underwood, David. Oscar Niemeyer and Brazilian Free-form Modernism.

Venturi, Robert. Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture.

Venturi, Robert, Scott Brown, Denise. Learning from Las Vegas.

Vogt, Gunther. Landscape as a Cabinet of Curiosities.

Theory & References, Japanese
Tokyo Art Trip: Architecture.

Bognar, Botond. The New Japanese Architecture.

Crown Hall Dean’s Dialogues 2012 – 2017.

A Dictionary of Color Combinations Volume 1.

A Dictionary of Color Combinations Volume 2.

Edagawa, Yuichiro. Japanese Creativity: Contemplations on Japanese Architecture.

Gadanho. A Japanese Constellation.

Hara, Kenya. Designing Design.

Hara, Kenya. Designing Japan.

Hara, Kenya. White.

Isozaki, Arata. Japan-ness in Architecture.

The Japanese House: Architecture and Life After 1945. 

Barbican. The Japanese House: Architecture and Life After 1945. 

Kajima, Momoyo, Kuroda, Junzo, Tsukamoto, Yoshiharu. Made in Tokyo.

Kikutake, Kiyonori. Before Architecture, After Architecture.

Kuma, Kengo. Natural Architecture, Small Architecture.

Louyot, Lolita. What Is Co-Individuality?

Make Do With Now: New Directions in Japanese Architecture.

Maki, Fumihiko, et al. City with a Hidden Past. 

Nuijsink, Catherine. How To Make a Japanese Home.

Pavilion Tokyo 2021.

Phaidon. Iro: The Essence of Color in Japanese Design.

Satoh, Taku. Just Enough Design. Reflections on the Japanese Philosophy of Hodo-hodo.

Sincerity by Design: The Architecture of Sou Fujimoto.

Yamana, Yoshiyuki, et al. EN: Art of Nexus. 

Yanagi, Soetsu. The Beauty of Everyday Things.