Daniel Libeskind

Architect / United States / Studio Daniel Libeskind, Architect LLC

Daniel Libeskind’s Book List

The Prey of Unknown Zones —

The Pillage of the Sea

The Tabernacles of the Minds

That told the Truth to me —

 — Emily Dickinson

9 books
Claudio Buttafava
Edoardo Garbagnati

An amazing book of master drawings of architecture—truly an eternal inspiration!

Aldo Rossi

My favorite book about the “inner” reality of places, by perhaps the best theoretician of the last century.

Paul Fréart de Chantelou

My favorite book about time, clients, cash, persistence, and competition in architecture. A practical manual for work!

John Hejduk

Written by my mentor, a deep investigation into what it means to build through drawings and texts. Amazing how a book of drawings and ideas is much more inspiring than a book of techniques and buildings!

Leon Battista Alberti

The Renaissance comes to life even in the rhetorical tropes of the Leoni translation—with incredible art by a man who was also a family lawyer!

Francesco Borromini
Monika Küble Editor
Felix Thürlemann Editor

The sheer beauty of geometry brought to light. A treatise that shows more geometic wonders than any computer can.

Le Corbusier

A view into Corbusier’s mind and how utterly crazy modernism actually is! You will find out the danger of the right angle.

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

This book opened my imagination and freed me from oppressive spaces.

Vitruvius Pollio
Translated by Morris Hicky Morgan

A must for all designers! When I first read it I thought it was boring. Now it is eternal again . . .

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