When an architect sits down to say, "this is what architecture should be about."
January 6, 2011 9:31 PM Subscribe
Help Me Assemble an Architectural Reading List Filter: looking for written works by notable architects which are intended as introductions to or overviews of the 'proper' practice of architecture, as the author sees it.
posted by brightghost to media & arts (15 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
Essentially I am looking for works which are consciously framed as general "how-to" guides for the practice of architecture, or sets of "laws" or "rules" for good design. Book-length is preferable, and there is of course a small subset of 'notable architects' which I am interested in, though in lieu of trying to define that I will gladly accept any works which fit this premise — but generally, I'm interested in architects in the modern tradition, and less interested in anyone who would label themselves a post-modernist. Authors for whom sustainability is a core tenet are a plus. Theorists/paper architects are fine also, though I'm more interested in works with a focus on the practical demands of actual building, even if it is approached in a general way.