Easily readable in parts, this book is the perfect detox for those needing an escape from all the unbearable talk about smart cities and circular economies - and a reminder why we fall in love with cities in the first place | Recommended by Katherine Allen. John Lobell: Louis Kahn – Architecture as Philosophy ISBN: 9781580935289 Good approach, but potential not fully realised. published 1971, avg rating 3.58 — 64 ratings — R. Venturi first lead attention of architects to pop-art. Facebook Twitter Reddit Support Open Culture. From Formalism to Weak Form: The Architecture and Philosophy … Books; Fiction and Philosophy; Filters. That better acoustic environments will also mean better buildings | Recommended by Collin Abdallah, As compelling as concepts are to discuss, they're rarely what makes the experience of a building special - that falls instead to a building's details. So, for those of you looking to expand your bookshelf (or confirm your own tastes), ArchDaily has gathered a broad list of architectural books that we consider of interest to those in the field. Those enamoured by the post-digital drawing craze will enjoy seeing where the current movement partly stems from | Recommended by Katherine Allen, New York-based architects Reiser+Umemoto use short, informative chapters to explain their design process through a series topics that have driven their work | Recommended by Becky Quintal, This reading offers insight not only to one of the world's most creative practices, but into how to design for a changing climate - a message we'd all be wise to pay attention to | Recommended by Yiling Shen, Jan Gehl presents his latest work creating (or recreating) cityscapes on a human scale. This book investigates the gap between architecture's dependent nature and the aggressive perfectionism with which we pursue our work | Recommended by Katherine Allen, By analyzing the relation between cinema, art, and architecture through the lens of existential spaces, Pallasmaa dives into the work of Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, Michelangelo Antonioni, and Andrei Tarkovsky and how they used architectural imagery to create emotional states | Recommended by Romullo Baratto, This book explores the bases of design from the very antique tools to the new digital era to propose new theories that allow us to rethink the way we design | Recommended by Monica Arellano, The authors carry out a historical journey that narrates the social role of architects and planners until the current era of globalization | Recommended by Nicolas Valencia, The book is an inescapable reference for thinking about contemporary art and architecture | Recommended by Victor Delaqua, From nomadic architecture to underground sewerage landscapes, this book examines the possibilities of architecture outside of how it is normally viewed and discussed | Recommended by Yiling Shen, This is an iconic book analyzing the post-modern work of Edmond & Corrigan and how they reflect ideas about Australian suburbia and theatrics in their architecture | Recommended by Yiling Shen, David Harvey identify different contexts to create a great panorama of The condition of Postmodernity | Recommended by Pedro Vada, Critical architectural theory from the mid-1990s to now | Recommended by Pedro Vada, In OMA/AMO's words, Content is a product of the moment. From essays to monographs, urban theory to graphic novels, each of the following either engage directly with or flirt on the edges of architecture. Essays offer invaluable insight into not just the buildings selected but to the idea of the section itself | Recommended by Kaley Overstreet, Oppositions Reader collects the most important essays from 26 issues of Oppositions, the journal of the New York-based Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies (IAUS). Nevertheless, this does not influence our editorial decision. Architecture, under their idiosyncratic gaze, is lively, ironic, and even a bit awkward. 0 avg rating • (0 ratings by Goodreads) Hardcover ISBN 10: 3932565568 ISBN 13: 9783932565564. The active and systematic erasure of an urban landscape is the strategic and leveling of identity, culture, and people | Recommended by Katherine Allen, Beatriz Colomina studies the phenomenon of postwar architecture as well as the factors that helped to build the idea of modern architecture based on the work of Charles and Ray Eames | Recommended by Monica Arellano, Seventeen conversations with practitioners from the fields of architecture, policy, activism, design, education, and research speculating on the future direction of the architectural profession | Recommended by Niall Patrick Walsh, It is a critical tour about concepts for living in seven iconic twentieth-century homes | Recommended by Pedro Vada, This book provides students and professional architects with the basic elements of architectural design, divided into twenty-six easy-to-comprehend chapters | Recommended by Winnie Wu, A selection of articles that address the notion of the ordinary in architecture over the last 40 years | Recommended by Nicolas Valencia, The section is the greatest and most legible tool of architecture - who among us did not grow up entranced by the cut sections of buildings such as the Pantheon or Kowloon Walled City? 4,460 ratings — published 2016, avg rating 3.44 — 1,961 ratings — published, avg rating 3.30 — Films and books and plays show us people talking much more entertainingly than people really talk, make paltry human enterprises seem important. This book details some of their work with activist groups, NGOs, and the UN | Recommended by Katherine Allen, Junya Ishigami is known for a singular portfolio, one in which structures blur into near invisibility, taking on the appearance of forests, strands of ribbon, and even the sky | Recommended by Shuang Han, This work by Frank Lloyd Wright brings together a large part of the writings and conferences that, over an intense decade of its prolonged existence, offered to the eagerness of qualified audiences, collaborators and students. Yes is More introduced the world to a new way of looking at and speaking about architecture - one that was lively, energetic, and open to all. 1,549 ratings — 330 ratings — Books. The buildings of the world, from homes to skyscrapers, churches to sheds, are met with a delightful appreciation for complicated craftsmanship. avg rating 4.35 — The Poetics of Space book. The book is the result of extensive interdisciplinary research, as well as the author's extensive experience as a landscape architect | Recommended by Eduardo Souza, Leonardo Benevolo describes the basic history of the man-made environment in Europe | Recommended by Pedro Vada, If you are interested in urban form issues, this analysis of different cities explains the characteristics of the open system and closed spaces | Recommended by Fabian Dejtiar, The book describes essential elements that contribute to people’s enjoyment of spaces in the public realm | Recommended by Eduardo Souza, The geographer Michael Batty presents the new vision about cities as systems of network and flows | Recommended by Pedro Vada, Economist Edward Glaeser explains how and why cities shape the economy, including how the ways we develop and build we affect the future of cities' inhabitants | Recommended by Becky Quintal, In The Urban Apparatus, Reinhold Martin analyzes urbanization and the contemporary city in aesthetic, socio-economic and political-political terms | Recommended by Antonia Piñeiro, A guide to study the city based on the theories of the situationists and the drift of Guy Débord that studies the simultaneous episodes that make up the urban | Recommended by Monica Arellano, The architect proposes explanations about climatic contexts, forms, and materials that enable energy, water and sanitation solutions that help in the work, through the use of alternative eco-technologies | Recommended by Eduardo Souza, A book that features numerous solutions from Materials, Processes, Structures | Recommended by Eduardo Souza, Augé uses the concept of “supermodernity” to describe a situation of excessive information and excessive space. By this Venturi showed a deep … This book exposes the consistency and coherence of the seemingly unrelated episodes of Manhattan's urbanism focusing on its "culture of congestion." In this fascinating essay, he seeks to establish an intellectual armature for an anthropology of supermodernity | Recommended by Martita Vial, Gehl and Svarre draw from their combined experience of over 50 years to provide a history of public-life study as well as methods and tools necessary to recapture city life as an important planning dimension | Recommended by Eduardo Souza, In a time where the future looks darker than ever, Alex Krieger reminds us of how utopian dreams once galvanized American (city planning) history and shows that our current worries―rather than dreams―require new utopias to be imagined | Recommended by Nicolas Valencia, Making walkability happen is relatively easy and cheap; seeing exactly what needs to be done is the trick. 2,629 ratings — | Recommended by Romullo Baratto, You're unlikely to find this book on any typical architecture reading lists, but that doesn't make it any less essential. published 2006, avg rating 3.67 — Read the two together for the fullest possible experience | Recommended by Katherine Allen, Poll any architect on the most essential books of the field, and this tome from Rem Koolhaas and Bruce Mau will undoutedly come up. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. published 1991, avg rating 4.19 — published 2000, avg rating 4.00 — “John Lobell's book Louis Kahn: Architecture as Philosophy adds effectively to the Kahn legacy, and its clear order might even be said to echo the order of Kahn's buildings. All images are © each office/photographer mentioned. / Ada Louise Huxtable, MOS: Selected Works / Michael Meredith and Hilary Sample, Rafael Moneo: Remarks on 21 Works / Rafael Moneo, Uneasy Balance / Christopher Platt, Brian Carter, We'll Get There When We Cross That Bridge / Amale Andraos and Dan Wood, Citizens of No Place: An Architectural Graphic Novel / Jimenez Lai, A World History of Architecture / Michael Fazio, Marian Moffett, Lawrence Wodehouse, Architecture of the Islamic World: Its History and Social Meaning / Ernst J. Grube, James Dickie, Oleg Grabar, Eleanor Sims, Ronald Lewcock, Dalu Jones, Gut T. Petherbridge,, George Michell, Barcelona Supermodelo / Alessandro Scarnato, Clip, Stamp, Fold: The Radical Architecture of Little Magazines 196X to 197X / Beatriz Colomina, Los Hechos de la Arquitectura / Alejandro Aravena, Fernando Perez, Modern Architecture: A Critical History (Fourth Edition) / Kenneth Frampton, Palladio, The Villa and the Landscape / Gerrit Smienk, Johannes Niemeijer, Programs and Manifestoes on 20th-Century Architecture / Ulrich Conrads, Project Japan: Metabolism Talks / Rem Koolhaas, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Reyner Banham and the Paradoxes of High Tech / Todd Gannon, Teorías e historia de la ciudad contemporánea / Carlos García Vázquez, The Prisons / Le Carceri / Giovanni Battista Piranesi, The Architecture of Image: Existential Space in Cinema / Juhani Pallasmaa, Are We Human? 2,743 ratings — To be outside allows one a fresh perspective on the inside. Architecture Books | Fans of architecture are a truly vibrant and insatiable people. Each city is explored in a series of essays that address vital themes, from security to climate change, looking closely at the problems that face contemporary cities and examining a variety of solutions | Recommended by Christele Harrouk, An iconic compilation of explorative chronicles and photo essays about over the hill, middle-scale cities in Chile. published 2004, avg rating 3.67 — Collage city offers a more nuanced view on urbanism - one that is as patchworked and diverse as urban societies themselves | Recommended by Kaley Overstreet, This book pioneered the concept of townscape. 267 ratings — In his rejection of architectural modernism Venturi gave rise to the new cultural setting. the world's most visited architecture website, © All rights reserved. Texts by Rodolphe El-Khoury, Andrew Payne (Hardcover), Architecture and Participation (Paperback), Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined (Hardcover), The Architecture of the Visible: Technology and Urban Visual Culture (Paperback), You Have to Pay for the Public Life: Selected Essays of Charles W. Moore (Paperback), Guy Debord and the Situationist International: Texts and Documents (Paperback), 101 Things I Learned in Architecture School (Hardcover), Heterotopia and the City: Public Space in a Postcivil Society (Hardcover). In this essential new book, Speck reveals the invisible workings of the city, how simple decisions have cascading effects, and how we can all make the right choices for our communities | Recommended by Eduardo Souza, A must-read comprehensive catalog to understand the legacy of the most relevant architecture movement from the XX century in Peru | Recommended by Nicolas Valencia, Soft City is about ease and comfort, where density has a human dimension, adapting to our ever-changing needs, nurturing relationships, and accommodating the pleasures of everyday life | Recommended by Paula Pintos, Beginning with the Paris Universal Exposition of 1889, Cohen compiles developments that have shaped the world in which we live today. published, avg rating 4.06 — The hope? Pallasmaa encourages architects to see the world around them not just with sight but with touch, sound, even smell! published 1982, avg rating 4.50 — published 2017, avg rating 4.35 — | Recommended by Katherine Allen, In this 1960s classic, Kevin Lynch presents studies of how cities are perceived and imagined, and shows how his findings can impact the building and rebuilding of cities | Recommended by Becky Quintal, Explains the beauty of oriental architecture through their perception of light and shadows in their art and architectural traditions | Recommended by Martita Vial, Seminal work for the history of architecture, the authors analyze the Las Vegas' strip to better comprehend the common and ordinary architecture, rather than the iconic buildings proclaimed by modernism | Recommended by Romullo Baratto, Mutations' reflects on the transformations that urban accelerating processes inflict on our environment, and on the spaces in which architecture can still operate | Recommended by Victor Delaqua, It presents appropriate standard measures and design tips. published 2006, avg rating 4.50 — Philosophy for Architects is an engaging and easy-to-grasp introduction to philosophical questions ofinterest to students of architectural theory. What are their people's expectations and frustrations? Topics include Aristotle's theories of "visual imagination" and their relevance to digital design, the problem of optical correction as explored by Plato, Hegel's theory of zeitgeist, and Kant's examinations of space and aesthetics, among others. 321 ratings — 1 rating — In her canny eyes, the city was not something abstract or academic, but something that was living, tangible - kickable. Until its author reunited them under the generic title of "The Future of Architecture", the lessons of the great master exhausted the original editions. Architectural Philosophy is the first book to outline a philosophical account of architecture and to establish the singularity of architectural practice and theory. 3,437 ratings — published 2001, avg rating 4.20 — 137 ratings — The popular image of the architect is one of ego and power - but as any practicing architect will tell you, this is rarely (at best) the truth. 130 ratings — Unlike older, more conservative engineering manuals, this design guide emphasizes the core principle that urban streets have a larger role to play in communities | Recommended by Eduardo Souza. published 2002, avg rating 4.23 — Robert Bevan guides the reader through the architectural landscape in times of and after a conflict, giving words to what we know but don't often say: that the built environment has cultural and personal significance that stretches far beyond shelter. This book is a big part of the reason why! 1,453 ratings — 134 ratings — published 2008, avg rating 3.46 — Each of them was enrolled in the same final year architecture studio; in the previous year they all took the architectural … In these essays, philosopher Elizabeth Grosz explores the ways in which two disciplines that are fundamentally outside each another—architecture and philosophy—can meet in a third space to interact free of their internal constraints. Through illustrations, drawings, and photographs, the book presents the evolution of the early twenty-first century's globalized architectural culture | Recommended by Romullo Baratto, An authoritative study of the interrelationship between modern architecture, landscape, and site strategy as viewed through the work of the five prominent architects | Recommended by Paula Pintos, A monograph compilation of forerunner women architects that should be recognized for their contribution to the modernism movement in the XX century | Recommended by Nicolas Valencia, The cities of Mumbai, Sao Paulo and Istanbul were added to the six cities of the first volume with the same mix of compelling photographs, in-depth and beautifully presented data, and smart writing by global thinkers. Notes On Archeology Of Design / Beatriz Colomina, Arquitectura y política / Josep Maria Montaner, Zaida Muxí, The Art-Architecture Complex / Hal Foster, Cities of Hope: Australian Architecture and Design by Edmond and Corrigan / Conrad Hamann, The Condition of Postmodernity: An Enquiry into the Origins of Cultural Change / David Harvey, Constructing a New Agenda: Architectural Theory 1993-2009 / A. Krista Sykes, Delirious New York: A retroactive manifesto for Manhattan / Rem Koolhaas, The Destruction of Memory: Architecture at War / Robert Bevan, Future Practice: Conversations from the Edge of Architecture / Rory Hyde, The Good Life: A Guided Visit to the Houses of Modernity / Iñaki Ábalos, The Language of Architecture / Andrea Simitch and Val Warke, The Manual of Section / Paul Lewis, Marc Tsurumaki, and David J. Lewis, Oppositions Reader: Selected Essays 1973-1984 / Michael Hays, Pornotopia: An Essay on Playboy's Architecture and Biopolitics / Paul B. Preciado, The Structure of the Ordinary: Form and Control in the Built Environment / N.J. Habraken, Theoretical Anxiety and Design Strategies in the Work of Eight Contemporary Architects / Rafael Moneo, Toward an Other Globalization: From the Single Thought to Universal Conscience / Milton Santos, Tschumi on Architecture: Conversations with Enrique Walker / Enrique Walker, Why Architecture Matters / Paul Goldberger, Building Brasilia / Marcel Gautherot and Kenneth Frampton, Cities for a Small Planet / Richard Rogers, The City of Tomorrow: Sensors, Networks, Hackers, and the Future of Urban Life / Carlo Ratti, Matthew Claudel, Cities Without Ground / Adam Frampton, Jonathan D. Solomon, Clara Wong, Collage City / Colin Rowe and Fred Koetter, The Death and Life of Great American Cities / Jane Jacobs, The Granite Garden: Urban Nature And Human Design / Anne W. Spirn, The History of the City / Leonardo Benevolo, Life Between Buildings: Using Public Space / Jan Gehl, The New Science of Cities / Michael Batty, The Urban Apparatus: Mediapolitics and the City / Reinhold Martin, Walkscapes: walking as an aesthetic practice / Francesco Careri, The Barefoot Architect / Johan van Lengen, Constructing Architecture / Andrea Deplazes, How to Study Public Life / Jan Gehl & Birgitte Svarre, Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time / Jeff Speck, Catálogo Arquitectura Movimiento Moderno Perú / Alejandra Acevedo & Michelle Llona, Soft City: Building Density for Everyday Life / David Sim, The Future of Architecture Since 1889: A Worldwide History / Jean-Louis Cohen, Landscapes of Modern Architecture: Wright, Mies, Neutra, Aalto, Barragán / Marc Treib, Heroínas del espacio: mujeres arquitectos en el movimiento moderno / Carmen Espegel, Living in the endless city / Ricky Burdett, The City in History: Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects / Lewis Mumford, City Sense and City Design: Writings and Projects of Kevin Lynch / Kevin Lynch, Urban Street Design Guide / National Association of City Transportation Officials. 204 ratings — Hall introduced the science of proxemics to demonstrate how human's use of space can affect personal and business relations, cross-cultural interactions, architecture, city planning, and urban renewal | Recommended by Christele Harrouk, Edited by dpr-Barcelona's Ethel Baraona, Het Nieuwe Instituut's Marina Otero and FAST's Malkit Shoshan, Drone brings together researchers from diverse disciplinary backgrounds whose work seeks to understand and represent the nature and extent of drone operations | Recommended by Nicolas Valencia, The city’s development from ancient times to the modern age. 0 ratings — This dazzling sequence of essays opens out the subject of architecture, touching on issues as wide ranging as the problem of memory and the dystopias of science fiction. published 2003, avg rating 4.00 — It's an invaluable insight into how one of the most exciting contemporary firms works, thinks, and plans for the future | Recommended by Kaley Overstreet, If non-architects know any practicing architect today, it's probably Bjarke Ingels. 1,041 ratings — They are all available on his still (thankfully) open blog. But often, the places most in need of optimism are the ones least likely to get it. I particularly appreciate the detailed analysis of materials, details, and structure.” —David G. De Long, University of Pennsylvania 8 ratings — published, avg rating 4.07 — Books on LibraryThing tagged Architecture--Philosophy. : Technology and the Threat of Disaster £14.99. 8 ratings — The books on this list were chosen by our editors, and are categorized loosely by type. This little handbook acts as a brief introduction to philosophical ideas and how they intersect with architecture: its reception and appreciation as well as its practice. Philosophy of Architecture. Welcome back. Philosophy and Design: From Engineering to Architecture is a significant contribution to the expanding field of design studies. | Recommended by Nicolas Valencia, People like to keep certain distances between themselves and other people or things. 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