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29 Best Architecture Books of All Time


Our goal: Build the most true list of best Architecture books.

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

(Updated 2022)

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  1. 1
    Appears in 4 articles
  2. 3

    The Poetics of Space

    Gaston Bachelard

    Appears in 3 articles
  3. 5
    Appears in 3 articles
  4. 6

    In Praise of Shadows

    Junichiro Tanizaki

    Appears in 3 articles
  5. 7

    Experiencing Architecture

    Steen Eiler Rasmussen

    Appears in 3 articles
  6. 8
    Appears in 3 articles
  7. MOST RECOMMENDED!
    9
    Appears in 3 articles
  8. 10
    Appears in 2 articles
  9. 11
    Appears in 2 articles
  10. 12
    Appears in 2 articles
  11. 13
    Appears in 2 articles
  12. 14
    Appears in 2 articles
  13. 15
    Appears in 2 articles
  14. 16
    Appears in 2 articles
  15. 17

    The BLDG BLOG Book

    Geoff Manaugh

    Appears in 2 articles
  16. 18
    Appears in 2 articles
  17. 19
    Appears in 2 articles
  18. 20
    Appears in 2 articles
  19. 21
    Appears in 2 articles
  20. 23

    Invisible Cities

    Italo Calvino

    Appears in 2 articles
  21. 25
    Appears in 2 articles
  22. 27
    Appears in 2 articles
  23. 28
    Appears in 2 articles
  24. 29
    Appears in 2 articles

FAQ

  • How was this 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 books are in this list?

    There are 29 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this list?

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

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