In Zevi's capable hands the components of architecture come alive, offering an illuminating and provocative perspective on the field of architecture | Recommended by Martita Vial. Perhaps the only thing missing from the book is Wood's complex and unique illustrations. 1,961 ratings — I particularly appreciate the detailed analysis of materials, details, and structure.” —David G. De Long, University of Pennsylvania 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. The leveling of buildings in war is less often the byproduct of hostilities than it is the hostilities themselves. published 2006, avg rating 4.58 — While much has been written about his built works and his philosophies, most books focus on one or the other aspect. Philosophy of Architecture 1st Edition. published 2002, avg rating 4.23 — 0 ratings — published 2002, avg rating 3.33 — 1,453 ratings — 1,549 ratings — 90 ratings — Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. This book exposes the consistency and coherence of the seemingly unrelated episodes of Manhattan's urbanism focusing on its "culture of congestion." But as vernacular architecture disappears, ordinary environments are more difficult to define. In his rejection of architectural modernism Venturi gave rise to the new cultural setting. published 1971, avg rating 3.58 — A complete historic round-up of architecture styles | Recommended by Dima Stouhi, This book explains the history, evolution, and ornaments of Islamic architecture | Recommended by Dima Stouhi, Alessandro Scarnato explains how Barcelona, an infested city, became a global city after Spain recovered its democracy in the '70s | Recommended by Nicolas Valencia, An explosion of little architectural magazines in the 1960s and 1970s instigated a radical transformation in architectural culture, as the magazines acted as a site of innovation and debate | Recommended by Victor Delaqua, Alejandro Aravena joins Fernando Perez Oyarzún and José Quintanilla to discuss and analyze several architecture projects along with history, all accompanied with drawings, essays, and external references to make understand architecture from all its different angles and points of view | Recommended by Fernanda Castro, An extensive overview of the history, motivations, successes, and failures of the Modernist movement in architecture, offering invaluable and unparalleled context on an already widely published topic | Recommended by Shuang Han, One of the most complete and relevant books on modern architecture, in the fourth edition Frampton added a major new section to his masterpiece that explores the effects of globalization on architecture all over the world | Recommended by Romullo Baratto, This book documents and analyzes ten of Palladio's surviving villas in terms of their relationship with their natural surroundings | Recommended by Niall Patrick Walsh, The most influential architectural manifestos from 1903 to 1963, collected here in chronological order | Recommended by Becky Quintal, An editorial design accomplishment by itself, this book interweaves historical research with interviews with some of the most prominent architects from Japanese Metabolism movement | Recommended by Romullo Baratto, Todd Gannon sheds light on one of architecture's most influential critics, giving readers context to the man and opinions behind the writings. Until its author reunited them under the generic title of "The Future of Architecture", the lessons of the great master exhausted the original editions. 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. 3,437 ratings — How are they? Architecture Books | Fans of architecture are a truly vibrant and insatiable people. Design Like You Give a Damn is the resource for socially-conscious design, gathering together projects, history, and information about the movement - and what's possible with a little optimism | Recommended by Katherine Allen, This book deals with the work of the Uruguayan engineer-architect Eladio Dieste, whose greatest production was developed in the capital of his native country and adjunctive cities in the second half of the twentieth century | Recommended by Matheus Pereira, Forensic Architecture, a research group led by Eyal Weizman at Goldsmiths, leverages architecture as a framework to investigate a world in conflict, from armed violence to environmental destruction. But often, the places most in need of optimism are the ones least likely to get it. 250 ratings — Essays at the intersection of philosophy and architecture explore how we understand and inhabit space. the world's most visited architecture website, © All rights reserved. published 1959, avg rating 3.77 — published 2017, avg rating 4.35 — 7,335 ratings — 2 ratings — published 2000, avg rating 4.03 — 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. From his tentative enthusiasm for Archigram to his views on the high-tech architecture of the 80s and 90s, his opinions need not be a mystery | Recommended by Kaley Overstreet, García Vásquez reveals how the contemporary city has evolved, according to psychologists, historians, and architects | Recommended by Nicolas Valencia, A compilation of Piranesi's etchings of prisons, Le Carceri represents not only a huge artistic accomplishment but also a milestone on architectural perception with its numerous vaults, staircases and other ambiguous structures | Recommended by Romullo Baratto. fashionable architects, for example; have no relation with either construction or its history. The Hotel Years: Wanderings in Europe between the Wars £9.99. published 2002, avg rating 2.75 — 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. In short, the Vitruvian picture of architecture is rooted in experiential knowledge of making, doing, and crafting. From essays to monographs, urban theory to graphic novels, each of the following either engage directly with or flirt on the edges of architecture. What are their favorite foods? published, avg rating 4.06 — An essential read for architects young and old | Recommended by Niall Patrick Walsh, The city is an extension of nature and the urban projects must be in tune with this same nature. published, avg rating 3.30 — It was essential that these enlightening texts be brought to light for the new generations of architectural scholars | Recommended by Martita Vial della Maggiora, This book presents and discusses part of the works of Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld, from homes to hotels in Brazil and other regions of the world. 204 ratings — 8 ratings — published, avg rating 3.93 — published 2002, avg rating 3.96 — This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. Architecture depends on just about everything: the client, contractors, code, materials, zoning, budget…how much of a building is actually designed by the designer? 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. But never fear! 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. Publisher: Edition Axel Menges, 2006. Each city is lushly, if fragmentarily described. Zumthor presents his philosophy through the lens of his own work and experience. In her canny eyes, the city was not something abstract or academic, but something that was living, tangible - kickable. This classic examines how architecture defines our understanding of space - and how buildings are sometimes indifferent participants in the urban environment. 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. From Formalism to Weak Form: The Architecture and Philosophy … For practitioners, citizens interested, and students alike, books on architecture offer invaluable context to the profession, be it practical, inspirational, academic, or otherwise. Inspired by ceaseless fluctuations of the early 21st Century, it bears the marks of globalism and the market, ideological siblings that, over the past twenty years, have undercut the stability of contemporary life | Recommended by Diego Hernández, Basically, the work that made Rem Koolhaas famous. 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. The Poetics of Space book. Discussing cinema as ‘mass art’, they tend to forget that architecture, before cinema, was the only existing ‘mass art’. 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. 321 ratings — The hope? : Experiencing Aural Architecture (Hardcover), The Metapolis Dictionary of Advanced Architecture: City, Technology and Society in the Information Age (Hardcover), Housing and Dwelling: Perspectives on Modern Domestic Architecture (Paperback), States of Architecture in the Twenty-First Century: New Directions from the Shanghai World Expo. 2 ratings — published 2015, avg rating 4.60 — To support Open Culture’s continued operation, please consider making a donation. 31 ratings — This book systematically reviews the intense structural experimentation that marked Kahn’s work since the beginning and would eventually lead him to an almost constant adoption of ‘hollow’ structural forms. 4,460 ratings — Philosophy of Architecture. 1 rating — Pallasmaa encourages architects to see the world around them not just with sight but with touch, sound, even smell! 9 ratings — 67 ratings — 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. | Recommended by Katherine Allen, This book documents the work of the architecture studio Flores & Prats, approaching its way of doing architecture through an artisan design process with different types of handmade drawings and details | Recommended by Fabian Dejtiar, An intriguing look inside the design and construction of Steven Holl's Reid Building next to the famed Glasgow School of Art. 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. 44 ratings — The books on this list were chosen by our editors, and are categorized loosely by type. An excellent selection of authors and prevailing subjects | Recommended by Antonia Piñeiro, This book studies how architectural production is popularized and inclined to design erotic spaces based on a specific context, demonstrating how different factors of the modern culture shaped the places we inhabit | Recommended by Monica Arellano, According to Habraken, architects consider the context to be the 'ordinary' into which they are challenged to produce the 'extraordinary.' 12 ratings — Quotations of Hundertwasser which inspire contemplation and explain his philosophy alternate with photographs of impressive Hundertwasser architecture projects. 1 Branko Mitrović PHILOSOPHY, ARCHITECTURE AND ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION Keynote presentation, ISPA seminar Delft, 1 April 2014 Some years ago, four architecture students came individually to talk with me and ask about phenomenology within a single week. Order the book. Refresh and try again. The book weaves together OMA projects by scale, using drawings, collages, images, and texts to challenge conventional understand of architecture, scale, and the city | Recommended by Becky Quintal, This book presents some of the architect's projects, discussing the language adopted from the technical, structural, philosophical and social point of view | Recommended by Matheus Pereira, Admirers of the Swiss architect's sensitive approach to building and form should consider this text required reading for practice. 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. Books; Fiction and Philosophy; Filters. My library Im weltweit umfassendsten Index für Volltextbücher suchen. 267 ratings — published, avg rating 5.00 — 70 Philosophy eBooks from University of Pittsburgh Press. This book is an excellent dive into their thinking in their own words, and includes a massive (though unfortunately black and white) selection of their famous collages. Since its publication in 2009, we've all joined BIG's hedonistic revolution, and it's shaped architecture for the better | Recommended by Katherine Allen, A scathing literary satire by Australia's most influential architect on how ugly Australian suburbs are still relevant today | Recommended by Yiling Shen, In this book, architect Jimenez Lai creates a collection of short stories on architecture and urbanism, represented through manga-style storyboards | Recommended by Romullo Baratto, In this book, somewhere between a novel and a set of essays, Marco Polo describes the cities he's visited to emperor Kublai Khan. 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. “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. 'Townscape' is the art of giving visual coherence and organization to the jumble of buildings, streets, and space that make up the urban environment | Recommended by Winnie Wu, The New York Times describes this book as “perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning." 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? Nevertheless, this does not influence our editorial decision. By structuring this volume around the concept of form, Stefano Corbo links together Eisenman’s architecture with his theory. What are their people's expectations and frustrations? Read on to see the books we consider valuable to anyone interested in architecture | Last updated in December 2019. A very useful book for all architects | Recommended by Eduardo Souza, Really beautifully written book on the poetics of space within the home. All images are © each office/photographer mentioned. Books on LibraryThing tagged Architecture--Philosophy. Disclosure: ArchDaily earns a commission from Amazon on books and items purchased through their platform. And this invisible bubble of space that constitutes each person's "territory" is one of the key dimensions of modern society. ArchDaily 2008-2021. 15 ratings — In this book, Christopher Alexander proposes a cataloging of the types of problems (or design challenges) and analyzes what lies behind each situation, describing it in its essence and proposing a standard solution | Recommended by Eduardo Souza, The obligatory world-acclaimed book that proposes a critical reflection on the value of the collective memory in the architecture —of the city | Recommended by Fabian Dejtiar, Peter Zumthor shortly highlights the importance of the sensations in the construction of 'Athmospheres', to create a good place for the development of people | Recommended by Fabian Dejtiar, A "gentle manifesto for a non-straightforward architecture," Venturi’s Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture expresses in the most compelling and original terms the postmodern rebellion against the purism of modernism | Recommended by Diego Hernández, Inspiring text based on conversations led by Louis Kahn in different workshops | Recommended by Martita Vial, A classic book with a very sensitive atmosphere about promising architecture and design | Recommended by Martita Vial, This book a quick, delightful, and inspiring read - and entirely essential as we continue on the asymptote towards entirely digital practice in architecture. 2 ratings — Your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users seemingly unrelated episodes Manhattan. 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