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Books Of The Year: a selection of the best books reviewed in the AJ in 2005 lvaro Siza: Private Houses By Alessandra Cianchetta. Skira, £39 'Without ever trying too hard, Siza gets all the moves right' (Murray Fraser, AJ 31.03.05) As Built: Caruso St John a+t, £26 'A simply excellent monograph' (John Pardey, AJ 06.10.05) Constructing Architecture Edited by Andrea Deplazes. Birkhäuser, £34 'A source of reference and inspiration to both architects and students' (Stephen Bates, AJ 20.10.05) Jørn Utzon Logbooks: Volumes I & III Edition Bløndal, £35 each 'Will build the reputation of an architect who has much to offer as a correction to our image-driven culture' (Alan Powers, 21.04.05) Louis I Kahn By Robert McCarter. Phaidon, £49.95 'A solid student textbook' (Elain Harwood, AJ 09.06.05) Mies van der Rohe: The Krefeld Villas By Kent Kleinman and Leslie Van Duzer. Princeton Architectural Press, £25 'This is incisive writing' (David Wild, AJ 03.11.05) Modern: The Modern Movement in Britain By Alan Powers and Morley von Sternberg. Merrell, £35 'A beautiful book, packed with ideas, elegantly written' (Kenneth Powell, AJ 21.07.05) Philip Webb By Sheila Kirk. Wiley, £29.99 'What must be the standard reference for the modern reader' (Dean Hawkes, AJ 21.07.05) The Charged Void: Urbanism By Alison and Peter Smithson. Monacelli, £45 'The Smithsons' currency has never been greater' (Jonathan Sergison, AJ 05.05.05) The Dictionary of Urbanism By Robert Cowan. Streetwise Press, £29.95 'I wonder how we ever did without it' (Joe Holyoak, AJ 28.04.05) 2G 34: Sergison Bates Gustavo Gili, £21.50 'Sergison Bates has a carefully cultivated oeuvre that fits the 2G format well' (Neil Gillespie, AJ 10.11.05)

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