There are countless books about architecture and urbanism I could recommend. Find titles on various topics via the links below or via the menu:
Traditional & classical urbanism
This category contains the must-reads on traditional and classical urbanism.
What has gone wrong in the 20th century? These critiques on modernism are crucial reads for those who want to understand more how many unattractive places have come to be.
Prime sources on the classical orders and how to draw them
Cognitive architecture & neuroaesthetics
What makes people like certain places and dislike others? Find out with titles on the cognitive side of architecture
Cycling & walkability
Making our cities more enjoyable is highly dependent on how we move around in those cities – do we use the car, or use our feet and (e)bikes?
How to create attractive places? Placemaking is the art to turn any forgettable non-place into a place, it is a powerful technique to transform areas for the better.
General titles on urbanism, including classics
What is wrong with our times? Perhaps it is the increasing scale of everything: industry, government, nations, supranational organisations, agriculture, cities… By scaling down instead of scaling up, we can create more stability and reap countless of other benefits.
Urban Design Methods & Pattern Language
How to design? Where to start? These titles deal with the topic of design methods and pattern language – essential reading for any urban designer.
Philosophy & Aesthetics
What is beauty? How should we see our times, how should we think about our cities and architecture?
For the Dutchies, some must-have titles