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.
74 books
You Have to Pay for the Public Life
Charles, W. Moore et al.
The Wealth of Cities
John Norquist
Urban Traffic: A Function of Land Use
R. B. Mitchell et al.
Twenty Years at Hull-House
Jane Addams
Theorizing the City
Setha M. Low
The Making of Classical Edinburgh 1750–1840
Alexander John Brown Youngson
Supercrit #2—Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown
Kester Rattenbury et al.
Solution 239–246
Martti Kalliala et al.
Sense of the City
Mirko Zardini, ed.
Quotidiano sostenibile
Ezio Manzini et al.
The Private Future
Martin Pawley
Politics, Planning, and the Public Interest
Martin Meyerson et al.
The Origins of Modern Town Planning
Leonardo Benevolo
Object to Be Destroyed: The Work of Gordon Matta-Clark
Pamela M. Lee
Miami Modern Metropolis
Allan T. Shulman, ed.
Metropolis: Center and Symbol of Our Times
Philip Kasinitz
Le Droit à la ville (Right to the City)
Henri Lefebvre
Kinshasa: Tales of the Invisible City
Filip de Boeck et al.
Journeys: How Travelling Fruit, Ideas and Buildings Rearrange our Environment
Giovanna Borasi, ed.
The Invention of Tradition
Eric Hobsbawm et al.
The Interpretation of Ordinary Landscapes
John Brinckerhoff Jackson
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