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25 Books Every Architect and Architecture Lover Should Read – My Modern Met

Whether you’re an architect, architecture student, or just a big fan of all things design, there’s something for everyone on this list.

In Praise of Shadows
In Praise of Shadows

By Samantha Pires

Whether you’re an architect, architecture student, or just a big fan of all things design, books are some of the best ways to expand your knowledge of the built environment and “learn from the greats.” That’s why we have compiled 25 of our favorite books for architects and architecture lovers.

Many of these books are popular pieces about architecture theory that seriously influenced the profession and represent the manifestos of specific architectural movements—think Venturi, Scott Brown, and Izenour’s Learning from Las Vegas and its relationship to the Postmodern movement. We also included great resource books that show how architectural drawings can truly be works of art. If you love flipping through beautifully detailed drawings, you’ll love Manual of Section or even A Visual Dictionary to Architecture.

Plus, if you’re looking for a gift for an architecture lover in your life, they might be missing an architectural classic that would complete their library. In this case, we think famous titles like the revolutionary Le Corbusier’s Towards a New Architecture or Rem Koolhaas’ Delirious New York are some great choices.

Scroll down for a taste of our favorite architecture books to add to your collection, and be sure to check out My Modern Met’s Bookshop and our architecture collection for even more great titles.

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A Visual Dictionary of Architecture

A Visual Dictionary of Architecture
A Visual Dictionary of Architecture

The Architecture of Happiness

The Architecture of Happiness
The Architecture of Happiness

Alain De Botton | $17.48

The Architecture of the City

The Architecture of the City
The Architecture of the City

Aldo Rossi | $48

In Praise of Shadows

In Praise of Shadows
In Praise of Shadows

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