Architecture Books | My Library of Essentials

A list of the architecture books essential to my practice and a look at my personal library. These are the books I keep close at hand in my studio and I’ve arranged them into six themes: history, narrative, process and making, machines and architecture; details, and fundamental architectural principles.

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Links to the books in the order they’re presented:
– Architecture: From Prehistory to Postmodernity (Trachtenberg)
– Modern Architecture: A Critical History (Frampton)
– Field Guide to New England Barns and Farm Buildings. (Visser)
– Reading the Forested landscape
– The Granite Landscape (Wessels)
– Thinking architecture (Zumthor)
– In Praise of Shadows (Tanizaki)
– Condemned Building (Darden) Out of print (=insanely $$$$)
– Ghost (MacKay-Lyons)
– Anarchitecture (Woods)
– Type Variant House (James)
– Boundaries (Maya Lin)
– The Work of Shim Sutcliffe
-Tom Kundig Monographs.
– Peter Zumthor: Buildings and Projects 1985-2013 (Durisch)
– Building Machines.
– Instrumental Form. Wes Jones.
– Gyroscopic Horizons. Neil Denari.
– Morphosis. Buildings and projects.
– Blast Furnaces. (Bernd + Hilla Becher)
– Detail publications
– Detail in Contemporary Residential Architecture Series.
– The Works: Anatomy of a City.
– Wood and Wood Joints (Zwerger)
– Architectural Graphic Standards.
– Form, Space, and Order.
– Architectural Graphics.
– Programs and Manifestoes on 20th Century Architecture.
– Lego Architecture Studio Companion book,
– Unbuilding (Macaulay)
– Underground (Macaulay)
– Cathedral (Macaulay)
– Castle (Macaulay)
– Pyramid (Macaulay)

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