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 Zardini, Mirko Comments:
The Making of Classical Edinburgh 1750–1840 Youngson, Alexander John Brown
Family and Kinship in East London Young, Michael
Everyday America Wilson, Chris et al.
Town Planning in Practice Unwin, Raymond
Patrick Geddes in India Tyrwhitt, Jaqueline
The 100 Mile City Sudjic, Deyan
Design Like You Give a Damn Sinclair, Cameron et al.
Paradise Planned Stern, Robert A. M. et al.
Twenty Minutes in Manhattan Sorkin, Michael
Personal Space Sommer, Robert
Miami Modern Metropolis Shulman, Allan T.
American Architecture and Urbanism Scully, Vincent
Fin-de-Siècle Vienna: Politics and Culture Schorske, Carl E.
The Idea of a Town Rykwert, Joseph
As I Was Saying Rowe, Colin
Supercrit #2—Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown Rattenbury, Kester
The Private Future Pawley, Martin
Scarp Papadimitriou, Nick
Istanbul Pamuk, Orhan
The Wealth of Cities Norquist, John
The City in History Mumford, Lewis
The Culture of Cities Mumford, Lewis
The Highway and the City Mumford, Lewis
In the Life of Cities Mostafavi, Mohsen
You Have to Pay for the Public Life Moore, Charles et al.
Urban Traffic: A Function of Land Use Mitchell, Robert B. et al.
Politics, Planning, and the Public Interest Meyerson, Martin et al.
Design with Nature McHarg, Ian
Quotidiano sostenibile Manzini, Ezio et al.
Designs on the Land MacLean, Alex
The Image of the City Lynch, Kevin
Theorizing the City Low, Setha M.
Crossing the BLVD: Strangers, Neighbors, Aliens in a New America Lehrer, Warren et al.
Le Droit à la ville (Right to the City) Lefebvre, Henri
Object to Be Destroyed: The Work of Gordon Matta-Clark Lee, Pamela M.
Charter of the New Urbanism Leccese, Michael et al.
Canyon of Dreams: The Magic and the Music of Laurel Canyon Kubernik, Harvey
Three Essays on Town Planning Kriesis, Paul
The Beer Can by the Highway Kouwenhoven, John A.
History Builds the Town Korn, Arthur
Delirious New York Koolhaas, Rem
Harvard Design School Guide to Shopping Koolhaas, Rem et al.
Energy and Form Knowles, Ralph L.
Metropolis: Center and Symbol of Our Times Kasinitz, Philip
Solution 239–246 Kalliala, Martti et al.
The Death and Life of Great American Cities Jacobs, Jane
The Economy of Cities Jacobs, Jane
Discovering the Vernacular Landscape Jackson, John Brinckerhoff
The Interpretation of Ordinary Landscapes Jackson, John Brinckerhoff
Location and Space Economy Isard, Walter
Tokyo Suburbia Homma, Takashi
The Invention of Tradition Hobsbawm, E. J. et al.
Infrastructure Hayes, Brian
Communitas Goodman, Percival et al.
City of Darkness Girard, Greg et al.
People and Plans Gans, Herbert J.
The Levittowners Gans, Herbert J.
Zone 1/2 Feher, Michael et al.
The Concise Townscape Cullen, Gordon
Re-cycle Ciorra, Pippo
The Power Broker Caro, Robert
The Concrete Dragon Campanella, Thomas J.
Plan of Chicago, 1909 Burnham, Daniel Hudson et al.
Cities of the World Braun, Georg et al.
Learning from Hangzhou Borysevicz, Mathieu
Journeys: How Travelling Fruit, Ideas and Buildings Rearrange our Environment Borasi, Giovanna
Kinshasa: Tales of the Invisible City Boeck, Filip de et al.
The Origins of Modern Town Planning Benevolo, Leonardo
Horizons Bel Geddes, Norman
Pop-Up City Beekmans, Jeroen
Imagined Cities: Urban Experience and the Language of the Novel Alter, Robert
Twenty Years at Hull-House Addams, Jane
The American City from the Civil War to the New Deal Ciucci, Giorgio et al.
Mayhew’s London Mayhew, Henry et al.
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