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Most popular Theory of architecture books

The most popular Theory of architecture books currently available. Updated weekly.
Poetics of Space
Beloved and contemplated by philosophers, architects, writers, and literary theorists alike, this book examines the places in which we place our conscious and unconscious thoughts and guides us through a stream of cerebral meditations on poetry, art, and the blooming of consciousness itself.
Architecture of Happiness
What makes a house truly beautiful? Why are many new houses so ugly? Why do we argue so bitterly about sofas and pictures - and can differences of taste ever be satisfactorily resolved? This book explores one of our most intense but often hidden love affairs: with our houses and their furnishings.
Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses
First published in 1996, The Eyes of the Skin has become a classic of architectural theory. For every new intake of students studying Pallasmaa s classic text, The Eyes of the Skin provides a totally fresh understanding of architecture and a new set of insights.
Common Spaces of Urban Emancipation
This is an exciting book, which explores the cultural meaning and politics of common spaces in conjunction with ideas connected with neighbourhood and community, justice and resistance, in order to trace elements of a different emancipating future. -- .
Ornament and Crime
Architettura Non-Referenziale: Ideato da Valerio Olgiati - Scritto da Markus Breitschmid
This manifesto by architect Valerio Olgiati and theoretician Markus Breitschmid demonstrates a new approach in architecture in a world free of ideologies and, therefore, references. It offers a foundation for conceiving a non-referential architecture in that non-referential world. Text in English and Italian.
X-Ray Architecture
Illuminates the hidden relationship between building and body
Architecture Concept Book: An inspirational guide to creative ideas, strategies and practices
An inspirational and insightful resource for architecture students that offers a fresh perspective and new approaches for the challenges of the 21st century.
Architectural Theory
The most influential architectural essays written since the Renaissance, copiously illustrated and neatly organized chronologically and by country. Discover the theories behind the structures in which we live, work, and play. From Alberti and Palladio to Le Corbusier and Koolhaas, this is the all-in-one, must-have book for anyone interested in...
Design Process in Architecture: From Concept to Completion
Thinking Architecture: Third, expanded edition
In order to design a building with a sensuous connection to life, one must think in a way that goes far beyond form and construction. In these essays, Peter Zumthor expresses his motivation in designing buildings, which speak to our emotions and understanding in so many ways, and possess a powerful and unmistakable presence and personality.
Destruction of Memory: Architecture at War
Now available in an expanded 2nd Edition, this is a polemical account of the destruction of architecture in war.
Experimental Preservation
Debates on contemporary art and architecture.
Health and Well-being for Interior Architecture
Innovative Architecture Strategies
This book focuses on diverse architectural strategies for blending public and private spaces in mixed-use building with complex programme.
Non-Referential Architecture: Ideated by Valerio Olgiati - Written by Markus Breitschmid
Demonstrates a new approach to architecture in a world increasingly free of ideologies and references and offers a foundation for conceiving a non-referential architecture in such a non-referential world
Dialectic VII: Architecture and Citizenship: Decolonizing Architectural Pedagogy
Issue VII of DIALECTIC, a refereed journal of the School of Architecture, CA+P, University of Utah, focuses on the theme of 'Architecture and Citizenship: Decolonizing Architectural Pedagogy.
Modern Architecture Since 1900
A penetrating analysis of the modern architectural tradition and its origins.
Architecture of Nature
The history of the earth is explored through the architect's mode of seeing and techniques of representation.
Four Walls and a Roof: The Complex Nature of a Simple Profession
City on a Hill: Urban Idealism in America from the Puritans to the Present
From the pilgrims to Las Vegas, hippie communes to the smart city, utopianism has shaped American landscapes. The Puritan small town was the New Jerusalem. Thomas Jefferson dreamed of rational farm grids. Reformers tackled slums through crusades of civic architecture. To understand American space, Alex Krieger looks to the drama of utopian ideals.
Project of Autonomy: Politics and Architecture Within and Against Capitalism
Social (Re)Production of Architecture: Politics, Values and Actions in Contemporary Practice
Event-Space: Theatre Architecture and the Historical Avant-Garde
Interior Architecture Theory Reader
Peirce for Architects
Atlas of Emotion: Journeys in Art, Architecture, and Film
An award-winning cultural history of how we experience the world through art, film and architecture
Genealogy of Tropical Architecture: Colonial Networks, Nature and Technoscience
Hans Hollein and Postmodernism: Art and Architecture in Austria, 1958-1985
Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space
Legacy: Generations of Creatives in Dialogue
Generational dialogues between 40 world-renowned creatives exploring how the creative legacy of previous generations is being reinterpreted over time.
Louis Kahn: Conversations With Students
This text collates the essays and interviews of Louis Kahn (1901-1974), a practitioner of International Modernism who sought the spiritual in his powerful forms and encouraged his students to seek the essential nature of architecture.
Introduction to Architectural Theory: 1968 to the Present
An Introduction to Architectural Theory is the first comprehensive and critical history of architectural theory over the last forty years.
Your Private Sky R Buckminster Fuller: The Art of Design Science
Ahead of his time-Fuller's visions on globalization and the "rescue through technology"
Architecture History and Theory in Reverse: From an Information Age to Eras of Meaning
Cinematic Aided Design: An Everyday Life Approach to Architecture
Japanese Contemporary House: Small Anthology of Floating Spaces
This book contains five essays about the contemporary Japanese house illustrated with a selection of designs by young architects. The domestic space becomes a symbol of the ability to adapt to new cultural and technological patterns.
Architecture and Disjunction
This collection brings together the essays of avant-garde theorist and architect, Bernard Tschumi, from 1975-1990. These essays develop themes in contemporary theory as they relate the actual making of architecture, attempting to realign the discipline with late-20th-century world culture.
Understanding Architecture New Edition
Towards a Public Space: Le Corbusier and the Greco-Latin Tradition in the Modern City
After Belonging
Increasing global mobility and its impact on our spaces of residence.
Solid Objectives...: Order, Edge, Aura
A manifesto of a leading New York-based architectural design firm.
Architectural Materialisms: Nonhuman Creativity
This book gathers 14 architects, designers, performing artists, film makers, media theorists, philosophers, mathematicians and programmers. They all argue that matter in contemporary posthuman times has to be rethought in its rich internal dynamism and its multifaceted context.
Binding Space: The Book as Spatial Practice
Architecture and Feminisms: Ecologies, Economies, Technologies
Positions on Emancipation: Architecture between Aesthetics and Politics
Is there a place for architecture beyond neoliberal paradigms?
Organic Design in Twentieth-Century Nordic Architecture
Routledge Companion on Architecture, Literature and The City
Essential Architecture: The History of Western Architecture
A handy, quick reference guide to Western architecture from Antiquity up to the present time. Arranged chronologically, covering all the main time periods, movements and well-known architects - the ideal student's guide.
Dynamics of Architectural Form, 30th Anniversary Edition
Explores the unexpected perceptual consequences of architecture.