Chosen Books

Invited designers and commentators have chosen these as the books that inspire them and that have shaped their worldview or their ideas about design.
75 books
Sense of the City
Mirko Zardini, ed.
The Making of Classical Edinburgh 1750–1840
Alexander John Brown Youngson
Design Like You Give a Damn
Kate Stohr and Cameron Sinclair of Architecture for Humanity, eds.
Miami Modern Metropolis
Allan T. Shulman, ed.
Fin-de-Siècle Vienna: Politics and Culture
Carl E. Schorske
Supercrit #2—Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown
Kester Rattenbury et al.
The Private Future
Martin Pawley
The Wealth of Cities
John Norquist
The Culture of Cities
Lewis Mumford
The Highway and the City
Lewis Mumford
You Have to Pay for the Public Life
Charles, W. Moore et al.
Urban Traffic: A Function of Land Use
R. B. Mitchell et al.
Politics, Planning, and the Public Interest
Martin Meyerson et al.
Quotidiano sostenibile
Ezio Manzini et al.
Theorizing the City
Setha M. Low
Crossing the BLVD: Strangers, Neighbors, Aliens in a New America
Warren Lehrer et al.
Le Droit à la ville (Right to the City)
Henri Lefebvre
Object to Be Destroyed: The Work of Gordon Matta-Clark
Pamela M. Lee
Charter of the New Urbanism
Michael Leccese et al.
Canyon of Dreams: The Magic and the Music of Laurel Canyon
Harvey Kubernik
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