Latin American Modern Architectures, Van Alen Books, 2012. Photo: Van Alen Institute
As cities and cultural spaces are remapped through new tactics of social engagement, architecture publications are pivotal in framing the future of the built environment. Extending Van Alen Institute’s mission to promote innovative thinking about the role of architecture and design in civic life, Van Alen Books presents a selection of recent releases and design classics that investigate and celebrate the ways we, as reader-citizens, remake our world. Visit Van Alen Books at StreetFest to browse our selection of architecture and design publications, and participate in hourly book readings, signings, and discussions.
Van Alen Books is an architecture and design bookstore, program space, and public reading room located at the Van Alen Institute in the Flatiron District. This highly visible storefront space is New York City’s only book emporium and gathering place devoted singularly to architecture and design publications.