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Old April 7th, 2018, 11:27 AM   #1
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Any good books on architecture/architects?

Can be anything from histories to biographies to manifestos to picture books to whatever.
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One of the first must-read for me it's Delirious New York by Rem Koolhaas of course!
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Rem Koolhaas... *shudder* Get away from that by any means!

All books by Léon Krier are recommendable, a selection:

*Léon Krier. Houses, Palaces, Cities. Edited by Demetri Porphyrios, Architectural Design, 54 7/8, 1984.
*Léon Krier Drawings 1967-1980, Bruxelles, AAM Editions, 1981.
*Léon Krier: Architecture & Urban Design 1967-1992, Chicester, John Wiley & Sons, 1993.
*Architecture: Choice or Fate, London, Andreas Papadakis Publishers, 1998.
*Drawings for Architecture, Cambridge (Massachusetts), MIT Press, 2009.
*The Architecture of Community, Washington, Island Press, 2009.

Some selected publications are available online:

http://zeta.math.utsa.edu/~yxk833/KR...lications.html
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Can you recommend book-album about Art Deco architecture in the world, not just in one city or concentrating more on details, but on buildings.
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^ This one is a great suggestion, though from the 90s:

Art Deco Architecture: Design, Decoration and Detail from the Twenties and Thirties by American art historian Patricia Bayer (1992)

You might also find interesting ones here: https://www.amazon.de/s/ref=nb_sb_no...words=Art+Deco
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One of the first must-read for me it's Delirious New York by Rem Koolhaas of course!
That book is great, absolutely recommended!

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Other interesting book, but a bit harder to read, is Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture, by Robert Venturi. Special for those who are interested in Postmodern architecture
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