MINIMAL ARCHITECTURE by Iika & Andreas Ruby (2003)

Minimal Architecture: From Contemporary International Style to New Strategies (Architecture in Focus). by Andreas Ruby , Angeli Sachs, Philip Ursprung, edited by Ilka Ruby. 2003, softcover, 175 pages, illustrated profusely in color and in black and white photos, plans. Many double page spreads.

The book discusses three movements in minimalism: Essential Minimalism (traditional minimalists), Meta-Minimalism (architects not usually associated with minimalism are used for minimalist projects), and Trans-Minimalism (minimalist concepts are used for a variety of new purposes).

Architects include: Herzog & de Meuron, Adolf Krischanitz, Tadao Ando, Zaha Hadid, OMA, Shigeru Ban, Lacaton & Vassal, Frank O. Gehry, John Pawson and others.