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29 Best Architecture Books of All Time


Our goal: Find what the internet ranks as the best Architecture books (instead of one person's opinion).

    Our process:
  1. Search for "best architecture books" and study the top 5 articles.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
    (This took a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2022)

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  2. MOST RECOMMENDED!
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    In Praise of Shadows

    Junichiro Tanizaki

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    The Poetics of Space

    Gaston Bachelard

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    Experiencing Architecture

    Steen Eiler Rasmussen

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    Invisible Cities

    Italo Calvino

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  21. 29

    The BLDG BLOG Book

    Geoff Manaugh

FAQ

  • How was this Architecture books list created?

    We searched for "best Architecture books", found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many Architecture books are in this list?

    There are 29 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this Architecture books list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Architecture books on the internet.

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