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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Tom Kundig: Works
The Paris Architect
Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune
At Home: A Short History of Private Life
Broken Homes (Peter Grant, #4)
Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World
Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion
Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time
The Third Coast: When Chicago Built the American Dream
The Making of Home: The 500-Year Story of How Our Houses Became Our Homes
The Submission
Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design
Building Microservices
London Under: The Secret History Beneath the Streets
Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier and Happier
How Paris Became Paris: The Invention of the Modern City
Towards a New Architecture
101 Things I Learned in Architecture School
The Architecture of Happiness
A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction
Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan
Thinking Architecture
The Poetics of Space
The Death and Life of Great American Cities
Architecture: Form, Space, & Order
Learning from Las Vegas: The Forgotten Symbolism of Architectural Form
The Fountainhead
The Image of the City
Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture
A Visual Dictionary of Architecture
Green Illusions
The Mystic Princesses and the Whirlpool by P.J. LaRueCradle to Cradle by William McDonoughThe Urban Homestead (Expanded & Revised Edition) by Kelly CoyneThe Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael PollanSilent Spring by Rachel Carson
Being "Green"
262 books — 178 voters
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architecture and reference
4 books — 5 voters

Follies of Europe by Nic BarlowMazes & Follies. Adrian Fisher by Adrian FisherFollies by Jeffrey W. WhitelawFollies by Gwyn HeadleyLe Désert De Retz, Paysage Choisi by Julien Cendres
Best books about Follies
11 books — 1 voter
Brunelleschi's Dome by Ross KingThe Great Bridge by David McCulloughMichelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling by Ross KingCluny by Edwin MullinsPhoto Book of Chicago World's Columbian Exposition 1893 by Merrily Home
Historical Architecture, nonfiction
33 books — 10 voters

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Books in Architecture School
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Must have exhibition catalogues
7 books — 5 voters

Kate Ascher
Kate Ascher The Heights: Anatomy of a Skyscraper
Her Favorite Books About Architecture: The urban planner demystifies the skyscraper in her new work, The Heights, and offers five books about buildings.
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Frank Lloyd Wright
A doctor can bury his mistakes, but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.
Frank Lloyd Wright

Jarod Kintz
The sides of buildings should be like the tops of lakes. I’d fish through your window hoping to catch a smile.
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

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Je ne suis pas de pierre.
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