Rizzoli Bookstore

Rizzoli Bookstore’s 57th Street location is closed as of April 11, 2014. The store is actively seeking space elsewhere in Manhattan; watch for updates online.

For more than 40 years, Rizzoli Bookstore has been an unsurpassed source for superb books on visual topics, foreign language books and periodicals, and an eclectic assortment of music.

31 West 57th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)
New York, NY 10019
800.522.6657 (Toll Free)

Best-Selling Design Books (January)


Paradise Planned Add to My Reading List

Robert A. M. Stern
David Fishman
Jacob Tilove

Paradise Planned is the definitive history of the development of the garden suburb, a phenomenon that originated in England in the late eighteenth century, was quickly adopted in the United States and northern Europe, and gradually proliferated throughout the world.


Rough Interiors Add to My Reading List

Sibylle Kramer

The concept of taking the existing material as an idea is what is behind the expression "Rough Interiors."


Richard Meier Add to My Reading List

Philip Jodidio

The entire span of Richard Meier’s career is included in this exceptional volume, newly updated for this edition and created in close collaboration with the architect, and the eminent graphic designer Massimo Vignelli.


David Chipperfield Architects Add to My Reading List

David Chipperfield

Uncompromisingly modernist in outlook, David Chipperfield’s practice is driven by a consistent philosophical approach, rather than a house style.


A Field Guide to American Houses Add to My Reading List

Virginia McAlester
Lee McAlester

Here, at last, is a book that makes it both easy and pleasurable to identify the various styles and periods of American domestic architecture. 

Notable and Quotable

Le Corbusier Plans: From Idea to the Project

Fondation Le Corbusier

Including 16 DVD volumes in four boxes, this is the most definitive collection of Le Corbusier's 35,000 plans, diagrams, and drawings by the master architect yet published. Each entry is archived in high-resolution digital format, and each of Le Corbusier’s 350 projects are documented with written commentary by leading scholars. For information on purchasing this collection, please call us at 212.759.2424.

The Modern Architecture Game

Next Architecture

Test your knowledge of the greatest architects, their famous buildings and their legendary quotes by answering general questions about architecture and popular culture. The second edition of the new Trivia board game designed by Next Architecture promises to be a party hit amongst architecture lovers as they ponder which bridge is the highest in France.

Staff Recommendations

Neutra: Complete Works Add to My Reading List

Barbara Mac Lamprecht
Peter Goessel

Beautifully displayed within this unique, aesthetically appropriate, wood paneled compendium is a chronologically arranged catalogue of Richard Neutra’s drafts and photographed works. More

Piranesi: The Complete Etchings Add to My Reading List

Luigi Ficacci

Perhaps most lauded for his etchings of fantastical prison-scapes, Piranesi’s work accurately evokes the formidable impact of human innovation and mechanization that his etchings have taken on a new relevance, in our ethos of ever developing surveillance and technological domination. More

About Graphic Design Add to My Reading List

Richard Hollis

Compiled and designed by Richard Hollis himself, About Graphic Design catalogues four decades of the designer’s educational texts, lecture notes, personal musings and academic essays, all punctuated with an abundance of thumbnail image references. More

The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design Add to My Reading List

Editors of Phaidon Press

Extraordinarily comprehensive in its breadth of content, the Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design features 500 loose sheets displaying typefaces, various print media-related graphic design, advertisements, corporate design, information graphics and more. More

The Elements of Style: An Encyclopedia of Domestic Architectural Detail Add to My Reading List

Stephen Calloway Editor
Elizabeth Cromley Editor
Alan Powers Editor

The Elements of Style is a treasury of extravagantly detailed explanations and illustrations of domestic architectural detail from 1485 to the present day. Arranged chronologically, with color-coding that corresponds to each featured detail, the collection is especially useful as a quick reference of architectural style and history. Any student, professional, or enthusiast of architecture will take great enjoyment in owning this unique volume. More

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