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.
319 books
Achille Castiglioni
Sergio Polano
Ai Weiwei’s Blog: Writings, Interviews, and Digital Rants, 2006–2009
Ai Weiwei
AIA Guide to New York City (5th ed.)
Norval White et al.
Albert Kahn: Architect of Ford
Federico Bucci
American Architecture
Fiske Kimball
American Buildings and Their Architects, vol. 5: The Impact of European Modernism in the Mid-twentieth Century
William H. Jordy
Ancient Greek Architects at Work: Problems of Structure and Design
J. J. Coulton
Animal Architecture
Karl von Frisch
Architectonic Space
Dom Hans van der Laan
An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles
David Gebhard et al.
Architectural Ornament
Brent C. Brolin
Architecture in the Age of Divided Representation
Dalibor Vesely
Architecture and Politics in Germany: 1918-1945
Barbara Miller Lane
Architecture: Choice or Fate
Léon Krier
Architecture: From Prehistory to Postmodernity
Marvin Trachtenberg et al.
Architecture in Britain 1530–1830
John Summerson
The Architecture of Michelangelo
James S. Ackerman
The Architecture of Community
Léon Krier
The Architecture of H. H. Richardson and His Times
Henry-Russell Hitchcock
The Architecture of Happiness
Alain de Botton
The Architecture of Humanism: A Study in the History of Taste
Geoffrey Scott
The Architecture of Sir Edwin Lutyens
A.S.G. Butler
Architecture of Truth
François Cali
Architecture on the Edge of Postmodernism
Robert A. M. Stern et al.
Architecture and Utopia
Manfredo Tafuri
The Architecture of the Well-Tempered Environment
Reyner Banham
Architecture: Form, Space, and Order
Francis D. K. Ching
The Architecture of Ludwig Wittgenstein
Bernhard Leitner
Architettura addio
Alessandro Mendini
Architetture nel Segno dei Maestri
Claudio Buttafava et al.