November 21, 2011
Ken Dill and Sarina Bromberg (A’75)
Garland Science, 2010, 720 pages
This introductory statistical thermodynamics text describes the principles and forces that drive chemical and biological processes. Following her studies in art at The Cooper Union, Bromberg went on to earn a PhD in molecular biophysics from Wesleyan University and completed her postdoctoral training at the University of San Francisco, California. She writes, edits and illustrates scientific textbooks.
Israel Rubin (ME’54)
Arba Kanfot Press, 2011, 731 pages
The aim of Rubin’s book is to give the reader a basic familiarity with the synagogue service, as well as the movements and actions associated with Jewish prayer. Yet more than just a primer, the book is both a reference book and a book for reading as it seeks to answer questions about prayer postures, gestures and positions, and much more.
Text by Diane Lewis (AR’76); Photography by Mark Roskams
Rizzoli, 2011, 240 pages
Lewis’s original essays provide rich context for this chronicle on historic rustic structures on Italy’s southeast coast. Formerly used as farmhouses and travelers’ way stations, these buildings have been renovated into residences with beautiful interiors, providing a striking contrast with brick and stone that dates from the Middle Ages.
Stan Allen (AR’81) and Marc McQuade
Schirmer/Mosel, 2011, 416 pages
Ken Schles (A’82)
Stichting Fotografie Noorderlicht, 2011, 96 pages
Ellen Lupton (A’85)
Princeton Architectural Press, 2010, 224 pages
from its 2004 version to include 48 additional pages of content.
Amy Cutler (A’97)
Hatja Cantz, 2011, 160 pages