W.W. Norton no longer sells my book Engineering Architecture

December 18, 2020

After 16 years in print Engineering Architecture: The Vision of Fazlur R. Khan is no longer offered for sale by the publisher. The book is now out of print.

I’m saddened by this news, but the publisher, W.W. Norton & Company, deserves my thanks for keeping the book in its catalog this long. It was not a book that sold well. The list price was high – US$55.00 – which, as I understand it, reflected the high cost of including over 200 illustrations, carefully placed within the text at their appropriate locations. I do not regret this aspect of the book and I am grateful that my editor at W.W. Norton supported my request to include the many illustrations. It is these many, varied, images that not only help explain important technical issues but also help one develop a sense of my father as a person. They are, for me, what makes this record of my father’s life and work truly special.

4 Responses to “W.W. Norton no longer sells my book Engineering Architecture”

  1. Tim Oldfield Says:

    Hi Yasmin,

    I am sorry they stopped selling your book about your father. I’m accustomed to buying architecture books so $55 seemed reasonable for such a good book!

    Hope you had a good Thanksgiving. Merry Christmas!

    Hope you are well. Stay safe!

    Always, Tim

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. Tasmia Says:

    I have been looking for this book but couldn’t find anywhere. Sad to know it is out of print now.
    I am an Architecture student from Bangladesh, currently studying in UIUC. Is there any way I can get in touch with you regarding F R Khan’s works for some primary data? I will be grateful.
    Thank you,

  3. John Says:

    This exciting book has been translted into Chinese! But I still want the Enginish in order to check some detail.

  4. Engr. Yasmin, Center for Infrastructure Research and Services (CIRS), North South University (NSU), Dhaka, Bangladesh is going to arrange a webinar as ‘Remembering F R Khan – the father of skyscraper design’ to commemorate his death anniversary on the 27th of March at 7.30 pm Bangladesh time. We are eagerly expecting you to say few words on that day. I contacted Engr. Faizur Rahman and he pledged me to talk to you too.

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