Holiday Gift Guide 2012: Books

Heavy, tangible, and unencumbered by electricity, real-world books have enduring appeal: Books are art, books can be left in the bathroom for future reading, and great books never become obsolete. Below, we've identified new works for every type of personality.

For Those Whose Life Requires Structure
The Sky's the Limit: Applying Radical Architecture, edited by Robert Klanten, Sven Ehmann, and Sofia Borges

The photos in this coffee-table gem capture many of today's most innovative buildings—from the carnivalesque Mirror House in Copenhagen to the igloo-like Hoto Fudo noodle restaurant at the base of Mt. Fuji—along with the modern building materials and construction techniques that hold them up.

Photos courtesy of the publishers
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