It takes a long time to produce an architecture book, including the "Southern Vietnamese Modernist Architecture: Mid-century Vernacular Modernism" book. I hadn’t realized that the time in production often exceeds the time for writing. Alexandre Garel’s beautiful architectural photography had to be retouched and prepared for printing, and the book itself had to be designed and laid out. But we are getting close to publication now since all of these things are completed. Thanks to Mads Monsen of Studio MadsMonsen, the international version of the book will be very beautiful and modernist. His photograph of the simulated book is shown above.
The book will be published in two different versions. The text and the photographs will be the same, but the format size and printing will be different.
The international version will be a full-color large-format trade paperback printed by IngramSpark of America and distributed through Ingram, the largest distributor of books in the world. They will wholesale the book to brick-and-mortar bookstores and libraries, as well as all the online outlets around the world including Amazon.com. This version of the book should be on sale by mid-May.
I am pleased to announce that Thế Giới Publishers of Hanoi is producing a black-and-white trade paperback version for sale in Vietnam. I believe that they will release the book in a couple of months, and I will keep you informed about the sales date.
I am excited to offer this book for your consideration, and I think it will answer many questions about the definitions, extent, and quality of Vietnamese mid-century modernist architecture.