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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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  1. 1
    Appears in 4 articles
  2. MOST RECOMMENDED!
    2
    Appears in 3 articles
  3. 3

    In Praise of Shadows

    Junichiro Tanizaki

    Appears in 3 articles
  4. 4

    The Poetics of Space

    Gaston Bachelard

    Appears in 3 articles
  5. 6

    Experiencing Architecture

    Steen Eiler Rasmussen

    Appears in 3 articles
  6. 7
    Appears in 3 articles
  7. 9
    Appears in 3 articles
  8. 10
    Appears in 2 articles
  9. 11

    Invisible Cities

    Italo Calvino

    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
    Appears in 2 articles
  16. 19
    Appears in 2 articles
  17. 20
    Appears in 2 articles
  18. 22
    Appears in 2 articles
  19. 24
    Appears in 2 articles
  20. 25
    Appears in 2 articles
  21. 26
    Appears in 2 articles
  22. 27
    Appears in 2 articles
  23. 28
    Appears in 2 articles
  24. 29

    The BLDG BLOG Book

    Geoff Manaugh

    Appears in 2 articles

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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