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The Eyes of the Skin has become a classic of architectural theory. Art historian and TV presenter Dan Cruickshank explains the beauty of Palladian proportions, takes us on a tour of some key English country houses and describes the poetry of Le Corbusier’s Unité d’Habitation in Marseilles. HOT TO COLD. 9 old observer books. This is an enchanting essay on aesthetics by one of the greatest Japanese novelists. 4.8 out of 5 stars 172. The book also features previously unpublished photographs that visually describe their work | Recommended by Matheus Pereira, Ada Louise Huxtable reinvented the field of not just architectural criticism, but criticism itself, winning the first ever Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. Hall introduced the science of proxemics to demonstrate how human's use of space can affect personal and business relations, cross-cultural interactions, architecture, city planning, and urban renewal | Recommended by Christele Harrouk, Edited by dpr-Barcelona's Ethel Baraona, Het Nieuwe Instituut's Marina Otero and FAST's Malkit Shoshan, Drone brings together researchers from diverse disciplinary backgrounds whose work seeks to understand and represent the nature and extent of drone operations | Recommended by Nicolas Valencia, The city’s development from ancient times to the modern age. The best books on Architectural History recommended by Dan Cruickshank. This book provides students and professional architects with the basic elements of architectural design, “Even the smallest projects can contain big ideas. Since its publication in 2009, we've all joined BIG's hedonistic revolution, and it's shaped architecture for the better | Recommended by Katherine Allen, A scathing literary satire by Australia's most influential architect on how ugly Australian suburbs are still relevant today | Recommended by Yiling Shen, In this book, architect Jimenez Lai creates a collection of short stories on architecture and urbanism, represented through manga-style storyboards | Recommended by Romullo Baratto, In this book, somewhere between a novel and a set of essays, Marco Polo describes the cities he's visited to emperor Kublai Khan. Filters. ! Rural American architecture tends to be passed over, so White Pillars, whichcovers the vernacular/plantation architecture of the Mississippi Valley, is a refreshing read. If you take away one thing here, let it be this: How you start is how you go. Read the two together for the fullest possible experience | Recommended by Katherine Allen, Poll any architect on the most essential books of the field, and this tome from Rem Koolhaas and Bruce Mau will undoutedly come up. A complete historic round-up of architecture styles | Recommended by Dima Stouhi, This book explains the history, evolution, and ornaments of Islamic architecture | Recommended by Dima Stouhi, Alessandro Scarnato explains how Barcelona, an infested city, became a global city after Spain recovered its democracy in the '70s | Recommended by Nicolas Valencia, An explosion of little architectural magazines in the 1960s and 1970s instigated a radical transformation in architectural culture, as the magazines acted as a site of innovation and debate | Recommended by Victor Delaqua, Alejandro Aravena joins Fernando Perez Oyarzún and José Quintanilla to discuss and analyze several architecture projects along with history, all accompanied with drawings, essays, and external references to make understand architecture from all its different angles and points of view | Recommended by Fernanda Castro, An extensive overview of the history, motivations, successes, and failures of the Modernist movement in architecture, offering invaluable and unparalleled context on an already widely published topic | Recommended by Shuang Han, One of the most complete and relevant books on modern architecture, in the fourth edition Frampton added a major new section to his masterpiece that explores the effects of globalization on architecture all over the world | Recommended by Romullo Baratto, This book documents and analyzes ten of Palladio's surviving villas in terms of their relationship with their natural surroundings | Recommended by Niall Patrick Walsh, The most influential architectural manifestos from 1903 to 1963, collected here in chronological order | Recommended by Becky Quintal, An editorial design accomplishment by itself, this book interweaves historical research with interviews with some of the most prominent architects from Japanese Metabolism movement | Recommended by Romullo Baratto, Todd Gannon sheds light on one of architecture's most influential critics, giving readers context to the man and opinions behind the writings. 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