Forthcoming Titles

Metropolis Books editor Diana Murphy seeks authors and projects whose work can change the world through design, architecture, sustainable practice and activism. Lovingly crafted with very small teams of writers, editors, photographers and designers, each of our forthcoming publications aims to energize and challenge readers to join in and engage with the social, political and aesthetic issues that face our culture—both locally and globally.


Spring 2015:

The Future of the Skyscraper: SOM Thinkers Series

Edited by Philip Nobel. Text by Bruce Sterling, Tom Vanderbilt, Matthew Yglesias, Diana Lind, Will Self, Emily Badger, Dickson Despommier. Illustrations selected by Michael Govan.

Offering a new approach to the presentation of architectural ideas to a general audience, the new SOM THINKERS series features writers who are experts in their field, many with sizable followings beyond the world of architecture, some applying their expertise for the first time. The series is originated by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), one of the largest and most influential architecture, interior design, engineering and urban planning firms in the world. Founded in 1936, SOM has created countless iconic buildings, including, most famously, One World Trade Center. Read More…