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
The Architecture of Michelangelo
James S. Ackerman
What is an Apparatus? and Other Essays
Giorgio Agamben
On the Art of Building in Ten Books
Leon Battista Alberti
Carlo Scarpa: Architecture in Details
Bianca Albertini et al.
Notes on the Synthesis of Form
Christopher Alexander
Pamphlet Architecture 27, Tooling
Benjamin Aranda et al.
Sigurd Lewerentz, 1888-1975
Architectural Association
The Sense of Unity
Nader Ardalan et al.
Walter Gropius e la Bauhaus
Giulio Carlo Argan
Super Constellation
Christoph Asendorf
Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies
Reyner Banham
A Critic Writes: Essays by Reyner Banham
Reyner Banham
The Architecture of the Well-Tempered Environment
Reyner Banham
Barragán Guide
Luis Barragán et al.
For an Architecture of Reality
Michael Benedikt
History of Modern Architecture (Storia dell’Architettura Moderna )
Leonardo Benevolo
Friedrich Kiesler: Architekt, Maler, Bildhauer, 1890–1965
Dieter Bogner, ed.
Journeys: How Travelling Fruit, Ideas and Buildings Rearrange our Environment
Giovanna Borasi, ed.
Opus Architecturum
Francesco Borromini
La Prima Architettura Barocca (The First Baroque Architecture)
Cesare Brandi
Architectural Ornament
Brent C. Brolin
Albert Kahn: Architect of Ford
Federico Bucci
The Architecture of Sir Edwin Lutyens
A.S.G. Butler
Architetture nel Segno dei Maestri
Claudio Buttafava et al.
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