Columbia Books on Architecture and the City

Columbia Books on Architecture and the City aims to expand the ground of architectural discourse. Bringing together designers, scholars, planners, artists, theorists, and curators, often working outside of the expected formats of their fields, we focus on books that ask urgent questions about what architecture is and what it does. We hope to amplify new voices while reflecting on those who’ve shaped the field in vital ways, and to publish books that think deeply on the implications—whether political, ecological, cultural, or disciplinary—of architecture in its broadest sense. The imprint’s commitment to print is paired with experiments in digital and hybrid publishing methods, including the Avery Review, a monthly journal of critical essays on architecture; Avery Shorts, an experiment in email-based discourse; and our digital reader.