CHRISTOPHER ANDREWS ARCHITECT & TOWN PLANNER
AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF INFLUENTIAL BOOKS
PART II (THIS PAGE)
The Place of Houses, Gerald Allen, Donlyn Lyndon, Charles Moore,
University of California Press, 1974
authors write about residential architecture in a way that communicates
to both the client and the architect
The Culture of Building, Howard Davis, Oxford University Press, 2000
Howard Davis' book cover the influences on building
culture, from law to construction technology, to labor.
Dwelling, at Home, in Community, on Earth,
Jorn Orum Nielsen, The Danish Architectural Press, 1996
treatise on the Danish Longhouse, and the urban forms that result from
The Pattern of English Building,
Alec Clifton-Taylor, B.T.
Documents the interaction of material availability and
construction technologies to pre-industrialized building form in Great
Built for Change, Neighborhood Architecture in San Francisco,
Anne Vernez Moudon, 1986
historical analysis of housing types in San Francisco
The English Terraced House, Stefan Muthesius,
Yale University Press, 1982
A comprehensive overview of the English row house.
Courtyard Housing in Los Angeles,
Stefanos Polyzoides , Princeton
Architectural Press, 1992
overview of the courtyard apartment typology in Los Angeles
The Architecture of the City, Aldo Rossi, MIT
A poetic account of the city as a repository of memory,
composed of architectural types.
The Grow Home,
Avi Friedman, McGill-Queens University Press, 2001
A new compact townhouse form.
The Not So Big House, Sarah Susanka, Taunton Press, 1998
Shows how small houses can fulfill all our real needs.
Bernard Maybeck, Visionary Architect, Sally B.
Woodbridge, Abbeville Press, 1996
work of the Bay Area master of architecture and planning
Julia Morgan Architect, Sara Holmes Boutelle, Abbeville Press, 1995
work of the renowned Bay Area architect
Mediterranean Domestic Architecture in the United
Rexford Newcomb, Acanthus Press (reprint) 1999
The architecture of the Mediterranean Revival,
including work by George Washington Smith, Wallace Neff and others.
Gunnar Asplund Architect, 1885-1940,
Gustav Holmdahl, Sven Ivar Lind, Kjell Odeen, Hakon, Ahlberg, Stockholm
great Swedish architect, both very much ahead of and of his time.
An Architecture for People, The Complete Works of
James Steele, Whitney Library of Design, 1997
The Egyptian architect, whose work with mud brick
construction revolutionized moderns architecture's outlook on
traditional construction techniques.
Facing Southwest, The Life & Houses of John Gaw
Chris Wilson, W.W. Norton & Company, 2001
great southwest regional architect.
Green Development, Alex Wilson, Jen Uncapher, Lisa McManigal, L. Hunter
Lovins, John Wiley & Sons, 1998
overview of sustainable development methods and projects.
The Ecology of Place, Timothy
Beatley and Kristy Manning, Island Press, Washington DC, 1997
integrated approach to environmental and urban planning.
A Better Place to Live--Designs for Tomorrow's
Michael N. Corbett, Rodale Press, 1981
description of the methods and rationale behind the author's project in
Davis California--Village Homes.
The Rural Landscape, John Fraser Hart, Johns Hopkins University Press,
historical overview of the American vernacular landscape.
Potential Natural Vegetation of the Conterminous United
A. W., American
Geographical Society, 1964.
map that shows how the natural landscape of continental United States
might have once been.
Design with Nature, Ian
McHarg, Falcon Press, 1969
principal reference work of landscape based environmental planning.
The Granite Garden, Anne Whiston Spirn,
Basic Books, 1987
importance of the natural environment to the life of a city.
Common Landscape of America 1580 to 1845,
John R. Stilgoe, Yale University Press, 1982
overview of the vernacular landscape of North America.
Green Urbanism, Learning from European Cities,
Timothy Beatley, Island Press, 2000
the range of green town planning in Europe.
Eco-cities, Building Cities in Balance with Nature,
Richard Register, Berkeley Hills Books, 2002
poetic exploration of the potential of sustainable town planning.
Rural by Design, Randall Arendt, with Elizabeth A Brabec, Harry L.
Dodson, Christine Reid, Robert D. Yaro, Planners Press, 1994
A comprehensive work on how planning policy can help
maintain small town character and quality
Camillo Sitte and the Birth of Modern City Planning,
George and Christiane C. Collins, , Phaidon Press,1965
overview of the work of Camillo Sitte and his associates in the context
of the history of urban design.
Towns and Town-making Principles,
Andres Duany, Rizzoli, 1991
The principles of New Urbanism by its foremost
A Theory of Good City Form, Kevin Lynch, MIT Press, 1981
classic treatise on urban design theory.
New Towns for Old, John Nolen, Marshall Jones Company, 1927
Early twentieth century case studies of urban design in
some American small towns and neighborhoods.
City in the Woods, Weiss, Ellen, Oxford
University Press, 1987
The relationship between building type, landscape, and
urban form in Oak Bluffs Massachusetts.
Representation of Places: Reality and Realism in City
Peter Bosselman, UC Press, 1998
A survey of the history of architectural and urban
Allan B. Jacobs, MIT Press, 1995
What makes a street into a great urban space?
Jacobs quantifies the patterns and qualities.
Daniel Solomon, Princeton Architectural Press, 1992
Essays on architecture, urban design and planning by
one of the founders of the New Urbanism movement.
Community Design Primer, Randolph T. Hester, Ridge Times Press, 1990
An approach to participatory design, with specific
methods and exercises.
Designing with Community Participation,
E. Henry Sanoff, Dowden, Hutchison & Ross, 1978
An overview of methods and rationales for incorporating
user participation into the design and planning processes.
Variations: The Systematic Design of Supports, Nicholas John Habraken, MIT Press,
Harbraken investigates the variables and fixed systems in open building.
Housing as if People Mattered, Clare Cooper Marcus with Wendy Sarkissian,
University of California Press, 1986
The authors document what people really want in their living environments.
A Sense of Place, A Sense of Time, J.B. Jackson, Yale University Press, 1994
How the modern landscape reflects our preoccupation with time and movement rather than place and permanence.
Architecture without Architects, Bernard Rudofsky, Museum of Modern Art, 1964
One of the first modern writers to look at vernacular architecture as relevant to building today