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A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction
A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction
by Christopher Alexander and Sara Ishikawa and Murray Silverstein
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Although I am not an architect, I keep this book on my bedside table at all times, so that I can pick it up and read about how the world should be, according to Christopher Alexander. The world is made of "patterns" that work organically. These patterns... (read more)

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The Architecture of Happiness
The Architecture of Happiness
by Alain de Botton
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The Achitecture of Happiness is a dazzling and generously illustrated journey through the philosophy and psychology of architecture and the indelible connection between our identities and our locations.One of the great but often unmentioned causes of... (read more)

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How Architecture Works: A Humanist's Toolkit
How Architecture Works: A Humanist's Toolkit
by Witold Rybczynski
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We spend most of our days and nights in buildings, living and working and sometimes playing. Architecture is both setting for our everyday lives and public art form—but it remains mysterious to most of us.   In How Architecture Works,... (read more)

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Experiencing Architecture: 2nd Edition
Experiencing Architecture: 2nd Edition
by Steen Eiler Rasmussen
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Profusely illustrated with fine instances of architectural experimentation through the centuries,... (read more)

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Notes on the Synthesis of Form (Harvard Paperbacks)
Notes on the Synthesis of Form (Harvard Paperbacks)
by Christopher Alexander
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"These notes are about the process of design: the process of inventing things which display new physical order, organization, form, in response to function." This book, opening with these words, presents an entirely new theory of the process of design... (read more)

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A Timeless Way of Building
A Timeless Way of Building
by Christopher Alexander
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The theory of architecture implicit in our world today, Christopher Alexander believs, is bankrupt. More and more people are aware that something is deeply wrong. Yet the power of present-day ideas is so great that many feel uncomfortable, even afraid... (read more)

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Learning from Las Vegas - Revised Edition: The Forgotten Symbolism of Architectural Form
Learning from Las Vegas - Revised Edition: The Forgotten Symbolism of Architectural Form
by Robert Venturi
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Learning from Las Vegas created a healthy controversy on its appearance in 1972, calling for architects to be more receptive to the tastes and values of "common" people and less immodest in their erections of "heroic," self-aggrandizing monuments.This... (read more)

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Why Architecture Matters (Why X Matters)
Why Architecture Matters (Why X Matters)
by Paul Goldberger
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Why Architecture Matters is not a work of architectural history or a guide to the styles or an architectural dictionary, though it contains elements of all three. The purpose of Why Architecture Matters is to “come to grips with how things feel to... (read more)

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Theorizing a New Agenda for Architecture: An Anthology of Architectural Theory 1965-1995
Theorizing a New Agenda for Architecture: An Anthology of Architectural Theory 1965-1995
by Kate Nesbitt
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Theorizing a New Agenda for Architecture collects the most significant essays on architectural theory of the last thirty years. Among the paradigms presented are architectural postmodernism, phenomenology, semiotics, poststructuralism, and deconstruction.... (read more)

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101 Things I Learned in Architecture School
101 Things I Learned in Architecture School
by Matthew Frederick
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This small, pocket-size book, 101 Things I Learned in Architectural School, is a surprise smash hit — over 100,00 copies have been sold since it was published in September 2007. As a working architect and urban planner, Matthew Frederick distills... (read more)

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Ten Books on Architecture
Ten Books on Architecture
by Vitruvius
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The oldest and most influential book ever written on architecture, this volume served as a guide to Bramante, Michelangelo, Palladio, Vignola, and countless others. It describes the classic principles of symmetry, harmony, and proportion as well as... (read more)

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History from Things: Essays on Material Culture
History from Things: Essays on Material Culture
by Steven Lubar
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   History from Things explores the many ways objects—defined broadly to range from Chippendale tables and Italian Renaissance pottery to seventeenth-century parks and a New England cemetery—can reconstruct and help reinterpret... (read more)

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Bleak Houses: Disappointment and Failure in Architecture
Bleak Houses: Disappointment and Failure in Architecture
by Timothy Brittain-catlin
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The usual history of architecture is a grand narrative of soaring monuments and heroic makers. But it is also a false narrative in many ways, rarely acknowledging the personal failures and disappointments of architects. In Bleak Houses, Timothy Brittain... (read more)

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Re Views: Artists and Public Space
Re Views: Artists and Public Space
by Edward Allington
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Re Views provides an extensive overview of projects where artists have engaged new thinking and practices for the built environment and public space.... (read more)

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Designs and Their Consequences
Designs and Their Consequences
by Richard Hill
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In his thought-provoking book, Richard Hill examined the many-faced relationship between aesthetic theory and architecture. Grounding his arguments in the practical issues related to building -- he demands of site, materials, labor force, the nature of... (read more)

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A Question of Qualities: Essays in Architecture (Writing Architecture)
A Question of Qualities: Essays in Architecture (Writing Architecture)
by Jeffrey Kipnis
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Jeffrey Kipnis's writing, thinking, and teaching casts architecture as both an intellectual discourse and a lived, affective experience. His essays on contemporary architects are less about making critical judgments than about explication, exegesis, and... (read more)

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Lewis Mumford: A Life (Grove Great Lives)
Lewis Mumford: A Life (Grove Great Lives)
by Donald L Miller
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Malcolm Cowley called Lewis Mumford "the last of the great humanists," and indeed, in more than six decades of writing, Mumford made contributions to history, philosophy, literature, art, architectural criticism, and urban planning. The author of some... (read more)

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Why Architecture Matters (09 Edition)
Why Architecture Matters (09 Edition)
by Paul Goldberger
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Why Architecture Matters is not a work of architectural history or a guide to the styles or an architectural dictionary, though it contains elements of all three. The purpose of Why Architecture Matters is to “come to grips with how things feel to... (read more)

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Architecture and Modernity: A Critique
Architecture and Modernity: A Critique
by Hilde Heynen
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Critical theories such as those of the Frankfurt School of the twentiesand thirties gave rise to a complex and sophisticated critique of modernity andmodernism. The history and theory of twentieth-century architecture, which developedrather independently... (read more)

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Why Architects Still Draw
Why Architects Still Draw
by Paolo Belardi
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Why would an architect reach for a pencil when drawing software and AutoCAD are a click away? Use a ruler when 3D-scanners and GPS devices are close at hand? In Why Architects Still Draw, Paolo Belardi offers an elegant and ardent defense of drawing by... (read more)

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