Struggling to find the perfect gift for your favorite creative mind? We've compiled a list of 11 fantastic Pacific Northwest architecture-themed books for you!
1. Classic Houses of Portland Oregon 1850-1950 by William J Hawkins & William F. Willingham
"Few books dedicated to conveying information also can lay claim to being very entertaining. 'Classic Houses' can make that statement." - Dan Hays, Salem Statesman Journal
Available at Powell's City of Books for $21
3. John Yeon Architecture Building in the Pacific Northwest by Randy Gragg, Brian Ferriso, and Barry Berdoll
"This book is a great accompaniment to the exhibit that is on at Portland Art Museum. Insightful essays, great background on Yeon who has never had as high a profile as he deserves. Any mid-century modern fans will appreciate this. Great photos and background on Gorge conservation." - SusieQ, Amazon Book Review
Available at Powell's City of Books for $60
7. The Making of Home: The 500-Year Story of How Our Houses Became Our Homes by Judith Flanders
“Judith Flanders’s new book isn’t just smart and diverting but it is also brave… Flanders uses books well and pictures intelligently, searching images for hidden meaning… this book has charm and learning.” - The New York Times Book Review
Available at Powell's City of Books for $10.98
8. Compact Houses: Architecture for the Environment by Cristina Valle
Because what would a collection of architecture books be without a book about tiny homes.
Available at Powell's City of Books for $24
10. The Portland Edge: Challenges and Successes in Growing Communities by Connie P. Ozawa
"Whether Portland is a model for Smart Growth and sustainability or is failing to address challenges of urban sprawl and affordable housing is one of the debates at the heart of this book, which examines how Portland's urban system and planning approaches actually work—an exploration applicable to other U.S. metropolitan areas." - Landscape Architecture Magazine
Available at Powell's City of Books for $9.95