Architecture

Architecture (Latin architectura, from the Greek ἀρχιτέκτων – arkhitekton, from ἀρχι- "chief" and τέκτων "builder, carpenter, mason") is both the process and product of planning, designing, and construction, usually of buildings and other physical structures. Architectural works, in the material form of buildings, are often perceived as cultural symbols and as works of art. Historical civilizations are often identified with their surviving architectural achievements.

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  • Writing Architecture by Carter Wiseman
    Writing Architecture: A Practical Guide to Clear Communication about the Built Environment
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    Release date: Sep 09, 2014
    Writing Architecture considers the process, methods, and value of architecture writing based on Carter Wiseman’s thirty years of personal experience w…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jul 11 - Aug 30, 2014
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  • Towards a New Architecture
    101 Things I Learned in Architecture School
    The Architecture of Happiness
    A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction
    The Ten Books on Architecture
    Green Illusions
    The Death and Life of Great American Cities
    Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan
    The Poetics of Space
    Thinking Architecture
    Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture
    Learning from Las Vegas: The Forgotten Symbolism of Architectural Form
    A Visual Dictionary of Architecture
    The Fountainhead
    The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses
    Detroit City Is the Place to Be by Mark BinelliWriting About Architecture by Alexandra LangeStraphanger by Taras GrescoeWalkable City by Jeff SpeckA History of Future Cities by Daniel Brook
    NextCity.org Book Club
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    Capital, Volume 1 by Karl MarxThe Second Sex by Simone de BeauvoirThe Iliad by HomerVoyage of the Beagle by Charles DarwinThe Odyssey by Homer
    Seminal Works
    61 books — 32 voters

    The Cloisters by Peter BarnetEarly Medieval Architecture by Roger StalleyUniverse of Stone by Philip BallMedieval Architecture by Nicola ColdstreamThe Art of Gothic by Rolf Toman
    Medieval Architecture
    71 books — 10 voters
    The Book of Kells by Bernard MeehanEarly Medieval Art by John BeckwithEarly Netherlandish and German Paintings by Alistair SmithVenice by Giandomenico RomanelliA History of Illuminated Manuscripts by Christopher De Hamel
    Medieval Art
    100 books — 18 voters


    Kate Ascher
    Kate Ascher The Heights: Anatomy of a Skyscraper
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    Alain de Botton
    The architects who benefit us most maybe those generous enough to lay aside their claims to genius in order to devote themselves to assembling graceful but predominantly unoriginal boxes. Architecture should have the confidence and the kindness to be a little boring.
    Alain de Botton, The Architecture of Happiness

    Frank Lloyd Wright
    A doctor can bury his mistakes, but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.
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