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
The Interpretation of Ordinary Landscapes
John Brinckerhoff Jackson
Imagined Cities: Urban Experience and the Language of the Novel
Robert Alter
The Highway and the City
Lewis Mumford
Harvard Design School Guide to Shopping
Rem Koolhaas et al.
Fin-de-Siècle Vienna: Politics and Culture
Carl E. Schorske
Energy and Form
Ralph L. Knowles
The Economy of Cities
Jane Jacobs
Discovering the Vernacular Landscape
John Brinckerhoff Jackson
Design Like You Give a Damn
Kate Stohr and Cameron Sinclair of Architecture for Humanity, eds.
The Culture of Cities
Lewis Mumford
Crossing the BLVD: Strangers, Neighbors, Aliens in a New America
Warren Lehrer et al.
The Concise Townscape
Gordon Cullen
Cities of the World
Georg Braun et al.
Charter of the New Urbanism
Michael Leccese et al.
Canyon of Dreams: The Magic and the Music of Laurel Canyon
Harvey Kubernik
The American City from the Civil War to the New Deal
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