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.
318 books
Thinking Architecture
Peter Zumthor
Storia dell’Architettura Moderna, vol. 2
Bruno Zevi
The Making of Classical Edinburgh 1750–1840
Alexander John Brown Youngson
Japanese Houses Today
Iwao Yamawaki
Letters to Clients
Frank Lloyd Wright
Ausgeführte Bauten und Entwürfe von Frank Lloyd Wright (Studies and Executed Buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright)
Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright: An Autobiography
Frank Lloyd Wright
The Future of Architecture
Frank Lloyd Wright
The Natural House
Frank Lloyd Wright
The Essential Frank Lloyd Wright: Critical Writings on Architecture
Frank Lloyd Wright et al.
From Bauhaus to Our House
Tom Wolfe
Modernism: Designing a New World, 1914–1939
Christopher Wilk, ed.
White Walls, Designer Dresses
Mark Wigley
Constant’s New Babylon
Mark Wigley
AIA Guide to New York City (5th ed.)
Norval White et al.
Ai Weiwei’s Blog: Writings, Interviews, and Digital Rants, 2006–2009
Ai Weiwei
The Turning Point of Building
Konrad Wachsmann
Animal Architecture
Karl von Frisch
Imperial Delhi
Andreas Volwahsen
Vitruvius: The Ten Books on Architecture
Vitruvius Pollio
Architecture in the Age of Divided Representation
Dalibor Vesely
La Maison de Verre: Pierre Chareau’s Modernist Masterwork
Dominique Vellay
The Charlottesville Tapes
Various authors; Transcript of the Conference at the University of Virginia, November 12 and 13, 1982
At Home by the Sea
Brian Vanden Brink et al.
Architectonic Space
Dom Hans van der Laan
The Manhattan Transcripts
Bernard Tschumi
Tropical Modernism
James Grayson Trulove
Venezia Minore
Egle Renata Trincanato et al.
Space Calculated in Seconds
Marc Treib
Architecture: From Prehistory to Postmodernity
Marvin Trachtenberg et al.
Sir John Soane: The Architect as Collector, 1753-1837
Peter Thornton et al.
Design After Modernism: Beyond the Object
John Thackara
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