Peter Eisenman is one of the most controversial protagonists of the architectural scene, who is known as much for his theoretical essays as he is for his architecture. published 2006, avg rating 4.58 — published 1962, avg rating 3.77 — An architect's design philosophy as shared by Ar. published 2006, avg rating 3.67 — My library the world's most visited architecture website, © All rights reserved. | 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. 0 avg rating • (0 ratings by Goodreads) Hardcover ISBN 10: 3932565568 ISBN 13: 9783932565564. The Poetics of Space book. 15 ratings — Categories Books; Fiction and Philosophy; Fiction and Philosophy. This book provides a vast variety of examples to help architects consider and design the details | Recommended by Collin Abdallah, The field experiences developed by Elemental and Alejandro Aravena, winner of the 2016 Pritzker Prize and Director of the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, are compiled in this book that not only tells the history of the team but also presents its financing strategies and the participatory methods used | Recommended by José Tomás Franco, In an increasingly air-conditioned environment, it can be easy to discount thermal comfort in the design of a building. This book gives a comprehensive overview of designing for sound, from detailed drawings to texts on the subject. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Books. 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? As energy-efficiency increasingly becomes a part of the conversation, it's wise to learn from the past to design for the future | Recommended by Collin Abdallah, More than a few revolutions took place in the 60s, but perhaps the most memorable one for architects is that of Archigram. It explores the philosophy of space and how it relates to memories and dreams | Recommended by Yiling Shen, "Know what you have to do and do it," said John Ruskin - words that neatly sum the contents of this book. From Formalism to Weak Form: The Architecture and Philosophy … published 2008, avg rating 3.46 — Her legacy is one that lives on today in the (perhaps improbably) thriving field of architectural criticism | Recommended by Katherine Allen, A comprehensive study of Bo Bardi’s career using an extensive archival work in Italy and Brazil | Recommended by Pedro Vada, MOS is an office known as much for their wit as they are for their architecture. 137 ratings — published 2017, avg rating 4.35 — 3,437 ratings — 3 ratings — Meine Mediathek. Architects give us temples in which something marvelous is obviously going on. 5 ratings — 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. 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. 2,456 ratings — Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. published 2016, avg rating 3.44 — : 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. fashionable architects, for example; have no relation with either construction or its history. Error rating book. Kate Ascher reviews the systems that manage traffic, water, heat, electricity, and much more, tying architecture not just to an image of the urban environment, but to the actual workings of the city | Recommended by Collin Abdallah, Yona Friedman takes up the work of groups such as Archigram to propose cities that propose new ways of inhabiting cities | Recommended by Monica Arellano, This book systematically and exhaustively analyzes the foundations of architectural form, space, and arrangement based on prototypes and historical examples from all periods, cultures and geographical areas | Recommended by Martita Vial, For many architects, designing for the senses often means simply designing for sight and touch. 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. And this invisible bubble of space that constitutes each person's "territory" is one of the key dimensions of modern society. Without a clear counterpoint, how can architects situate concepts of innovation in architecture? A special figure for the philosophy of architecture can be considered the architect Robert Venturi, whose books may have played a no lesser role in the development of postmodernism, than his stylistic experiments in architecture. 1st Edition. published 2011, avg rating 4.50 — Who better to learn from than the master? 330 ratings — 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. 31 ratings — 8,183 ratings — Facebook Twitter Reddit Support Open Culture. ArchDaily 2008-2021. published 1957, avg rating 0.0 — 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. 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. 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. To support Open Culture’s continued operation, please consider making a donation. In short, it's as human as we are ourselves | Recommended by Kaley Overstreet, This book discusses the work of Brazilian modern architect Oscar Niemeyer with a focus on the works produced in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960 | Recommended by Matheus Pereira, Twenty-one carefully selected projects are presented in detail, from the initial idea and through construction to the completed work and illustrated by Michael Moran | Recommended by Nicolas Valencia, Lebbeus Woods, until his death in 2012, kept a blog that was part-journal, part-forum. 1,453 ratings — published 1959, avg rating 3.77 — published 2002, avg rating 3.33 — 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. Plastic Emotions £9.99. 1,549 ratings — published 2014, avg rating 4.42 — Architecture Books | Fans of architecture are a truly vibrant and insatiable people. 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. This is surely the way we should talk about our cities: as shimmering reflections and formless memories. What's new Apocalypse How? 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. The books on this list were chosen by our editors, and are categorized loosely by type. This book compiles some of the 300+ posts in what is likely the most encompassing insight into his particular genius. published, avg rating 5.00 — Books on LibraryThing tagged Architecture--Philosophy. The leveling of buildings in war is less often the byproduct of hostilities than it is the hostilities themselves. Welcome back. published 2009, avg rating 5.00 — 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. The Hotel Years: Wanderings in Europe between the Wars £9.99. In her canny eyes, the city was not something abstract or academic, but something that was living, tangible - kickable. by Christian Illies (Author), Nicholas Ray (Author) 4.5 out of 5 stars 3 ratings. : Technology and the Threat of Disaster £14.99. A very useful book for all architects | Recommended by Eduardo Souza, Really beautifully written book on the poetics of space within the home. 8 ratings — published, avg rating 4.36 — But never fear! He clearly explains the methods and tools he uses to reconfigure unworkable cityscapes into the landscapes he believes they should be: cities for people | Recommended by Eduardo Souza, Many of us enter the field with a core belief that we can leverage the profession to do good for others. Architecture has deep wells of research, thought, and theory that are unseen on the surface of a structure. published 2005, avg rating 3.86 — Refresh and try again. By John Lobell Publisher: The Monacelli Press Published: June 2020. We notice how a wall touches the ground, how a railing curves underneath our hand - but how do you design these things? | Recommended by José Tomás Franco, Compilation of eight lectures from Rafael Moneo on eight of the most renowned architects from the last half-century, including James Stirling, Robert Venturi, Aldo Rossi, Peter Eisenman, Alvaro Siza, Frank Gehry, Rem Koolhaas | Recommended by Romullo Baratto, The great Brazilian geographer presents an alternative theory of globalization | Recommended by Pedro Vada, This volume presents, in a sequence of ten “conversations,” Bernard Tschumi's autobiography in architecture | Recommended by Nicolas Valencia, The most famous architectural critic offers an architectural dictionary to understand how we live spaces | Recommended by Monica Arellano, This book brings Gautherot's photos about the construction of the building of Brasilia with essays by Kenneth Frampton | Recommended by Pedro Vada, Richard Rogers presents a program of action for the future of cities. 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. Perhaps the only thing missing from the book is Wood's complex and unique illustrations. It brings questions of design into philosophy and thereby brings diverse philosophical perspectives to bear on conceptual, methodological, epistemological, metaphysical, and ethical issues of design. Zumthor presents his philosophy through the lens of his own work and experience. published 2004, avg rating 3.67 — One of the great but often unmentioned causes of both happiness and misery is the quality of our environment: the kinds of walls, chairs, buildings, and streets that surround us. 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. This book is a big part of the reason why! But often, the places most in need of optimism are the ones least likely to get it. Nevertheless, this does not influence our editorial decision. 12 ratings — SHARES. | 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. Architecture as Philosophy, The Works of Imre Makovecz. 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. 4,460 ratings — This classic examines how architecture defines our understanding of space - and how buildings are sometimes indifferent participants in the urban environment. “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. / 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? 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.' 267 ratings — The book also features previously unpublished photographs that visually describe their work | Recommended by Matheus Pereira, Ada Louise Huxtable reinvented the field of not just architectural criticism, but criticism itself, winning the first ever Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. published 1978, avg rating 3.93 — By structuring this volume around the concept of form, Stefano Corbo links together Eisenman’s architecture with his theory. All images are © each office/photographer mentioned. ResArc – Philosophies, module 01 2 Architecture of Concern “The question was never to get away from facts but closer to them, not fighting empiricism but, on the contrary, renewing empiricism. This book is the grown-up answer to our childhood fascinations, offering detailed drawings of contemporary works. | Recommended by Nicolas Valencia, People like to keep certain distances between themselves and other people or things. Read 415 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. | 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. Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users. And yet a concern for architecture … It demonstrates the influence of architecture and urban planning on everyday lives, and warns of the impact modern cities can have on the environment | Recommended by Eduardo Souza, MIT's Senseable City Lab remains at the cutting edge of urban design, placing designers in future scenarios to steer human progress | Recommended by Niall Patrick Walsh, An amazing illustrated vision in a crowded urban center and how its exploit its most limited resources —soil— at its best expression | Recommended by Nicolas Valencia, Grand urban visions may make for compelling theory and research, but how often do they succeed in practice? published, avg rating 4.06 — Films and books and plays show us people talking much more entertainingly than people really talk, make paltry human enterprises seem important. 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. 2,629 ratings — 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. R. Venturi first lead attention of architects to pop-art. Each city is lushly, if fragmentarily described. Each of them was enrolled in the same final year architecture studio; in the previous year they all took the architectural … This is in parallel with the term “artobjects” in use, across aesthetics and philosophy of art, torefer to objects created by artists independent of the artform andwithout regard to o… 1 rating — Architecture depends on just about everything: the client, contractors, code, materials, zoning, budget…how much of a building is actually designed by the designer? In compiling this list, we sought out titles from different backgrounds with the aim of revealing divergent cultural contexts. Every design challenge represents a problem to be solved. 8 ratings — 130 ratings — This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. In his rejection of architectural modernism Venturi gave rise to the new cultural setting. 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. This novel describes the evolution of Gothic architecture as a response to its Romanesque precursor against the backdrop of (lightly fictionalized) medieval European life | Recommended by Martita Vial. 6 ratings — published, avg rating 3.93 — Architectural Philosophy is the first book to outline a philosophical account of architecture and to establish the singularity of architectural practice and theory. Architectural Philosophy is the first book to outline a philosophical account of architecture and to establish the singularity of architectural practice and theory. 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