So here start the actual lists..as you read in the last post they are done in segments, so there is still more to come. Also, these are in no particular order. If you don't see your favorite book here, let us know in the comments. We would love to know what books you can't live without.
The Glossy Architectural Coffee Table Book List
Image is Everything...
Tom Kundig: Houses
Author: Dung Ngo
What can we say....it's beautiful. If you're into that Pacific Northwest my-whole-wall-opens-to-a-lake sort of thing. Which we are. Seriously however, there are some fantastic projects in here, with great photography and delicious sketches.
Edited by Will Jones
This book is fantastic for student and professional alike. For students it gives a broad range of graphic representations and styles, allowing for great inspiration in media and technique. For the professional it gives wonderful insight to the process of many different architects from around the world, as well as drool-worthy drawings.
Eames Beautiful Details
Author: Eames Family (all of them it seems)
It's the Eames book. Isn't that enough? Seriously though, this is a monograph worth owning, even if you don't have an obsession with mid-century design. But why would you not.
Taking Measures Across the American Landscape
Author: James Corner
A stunning visual project by renowned landscape architect James Corner, Taking Measures maps the american agricultural landscape through aerial photos and documentation. Sounds funny, but the effect is exquisite.
Author: Rem Koolhaas and Bruce Mau
This book is all over the place. Literally. It addresses all sorts of things, at multitudes of scales. Some have called this book "visionary", some "overblown". There is no doubt that it has cemented Rem Koolhaas and Bruce Mau into cult figure status, and has become a seminal classic with contemporary architects. Read it and decide for yourself.
Vestiges of Grandeur
Author: Richard Sexton
An interesting look at the plantations of Louisiana's River Road, this is a must for southern architects, history buffs, or anyone who enjoys the sad romanticism of elegant decay. It is also a reminder of the sometimes violent and inhumane events architecture witnesses in its lifetime.
So there it is, our first list post. Don't forget to let us know what you think. Comment, share on Facebook etc.
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