Architecture Books

Books in the architecture nonfiction genre are about works of architecture, architects and/or the time periods of certain styles of architecture. The books can be about technical aspects of architecture itself, structurally and aesthetically. They can also include books about the history of architecture and how it has evolved over time.
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Many architects have used the word “narrative” to describe their work since the early 1980s. The enduring appeal of narrative to architects is that it provides a means of interacting with how a city feels and functions. Read More →

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Herbert Bayer (1900โ€“1985) was one of the most influential graphic designers of the twentieth century, with a prolific career spanning more than six decades and two continents. As a student and teacher at the Bauhaus, he used geometry, photomontage, functional analysis, and simplified typography to forge a new approach to graphic design. This book explores the evolution of Bayer’s design process, from his student works featuring hand lettering to mechanically printed typography and hyperreal photo illustrations.Read More →

In the early days of the Bolshevik revolution artists in their teens and early twenties passionately connected themselves to the collectivist goals of communism. Their motives certainly combined idealism with opportunism – a chance to ride the aesthetic revolution to fame on the political upheaval.Read More →

150 Best Cottage and Cabin Ideas

Filled with hundreds of colour photographs, this comprehensive handbook in the highly successful 150 Best design series showcases the latest in successful small house design from some of today’s most distinguished international architects and designers.Read More →

Architecture for Teens

In architecture, technology, creativity, engineering, and even psychology are all intertwined. Find out the possibilities with this in-depth architecture book for teens. Delve into the world of architecture, explore contemporary sustainability initiatives, and investigate specific real-world architectural projects.Read More →

Architectural Digest Book

Design authority Architectural Digest celebrates its best articles from the past 100 issues. Archival research yielded years of high-quality content on various topics. Read More →

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Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Ada Louise Huxtable wrote this 1960 monograph about the eminent Italian architect and structural engineer Pier Luigi Nervi (1891-1979).Read More →

Black Landscapes Matter

“Do black landscapes matter?” is an issue that goes to the heart of American history. The nation’s terrain contains the wreckage of different origins, from slavery’s plantations to today’s divided cities, from freedman settlements to northern migrations for freedom.Read More →

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For anyone who has loved the Giannetti books about Patina Farm, this book continues the aesthetic in a variety of styles.Read More →

Designed by Architects in the 1980s

Shows examples of teapots, tables, hardware, chairs, radios, dressers, sofas, jewellery, tableware, lamps, rugs, and bedsRead More →

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With 233 (to be exact) hints, tips, and pieces of advice, Now Try Something Weirder shows those in the creative industry how to have great ideas (every day).Read More →

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The Bauhaus, the legendary school in Dessau, Germany, transformed architecture and design around the world. This book broke new ground when first published in 1991 by introducing psychoanalysis, geometry, early childhood education, and popular culture into the standard political history of the Bauhaus. Read More →

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The transformation of China in the past three decades has been nothing short of spectacular. Now a cultural and economic player on the world stage, its rise has also given air to a new generation of architects and interior designers.Read More →

Japan Style: Architecture + Interiors + Design

Japanese homes speak to the soul and provide a contemplative environment from which to experience the world.Read More →

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They are architecture’s most famous father-son duo: Eero, the younger Saarinen, designer of such masterpieces as the TWA Terminal Building at Kennedy Airport, and his father Eliel, celebrated for triumphs such as the art nouveau railway station in Helsinki. Lesser known, but no less impressive, are their houses, which, regardless of style, share a belief in architecture as a total work of art.Read More →

A Field Guide to American Houses

Now in paperback: the fully expanded, updated, and freshly designed second edition of the most comprehensive and widely acclaimed guide to domestic architecture: in print since its original publication in 1984, and acknowledged everywhere as the unmatched, essential guide to American houses.Read More →

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The most forward-looking spaces designed for rustic living in the twenty-first century. ๏ปฟAcross the globe, architects are creating innovative houses for country living, reimagining the way we escape into the natural world. Some combine industrial materials like metal and concrete with traditional wood. Read More →

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R. Buckminster Fuller: Pattern-Thinking is a major reassessment of Fullerโ€™s legacy in the context of design, examining his singular vision of new conceptual models for design and architecture, alongside his ideas on their potentially world-altering consequences. Read More →

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Alvar Aalto (1898-1976), a Finnish architect and builder, designed nearly one hundred single-family houses overRead More →