What's Your Favorite Book on Design or Architecture?

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By Jenny Xie / Published by Dwell
Replenish our "to-read" lists with your favorite titles on design or architecture.

We recently created a roundup of 10 books for the design lover's library, and now we're on the hunt for more recommendations. What must-reads would you suggest for the design community?

Since we love hearing what you think, we’re featuring your top picks here. Take a look below and keep sending us your favorite book titles so that we can add them to the list!


1. Fallingwater: A Frank Lloyd Wright Country House by Edgar Kaufmann Jr.

What's Your Favorite Book on Design or Architecture? - Photo 1 of 14 - Publisher: Abbeville Publishing Group (November 28, 1993)

Publisher: Abbeville Publishing Group (November 28, 1993)

2. The Voynich Manuscript by Unknown

What's Your Favorite Book on Design or Architecture? - Photo 2 of 14 - Publisher: Unknown (15th Century)

Publisher: Unknown (15th Century)

What's Your Favorite Book on Design or Architecture? - Photo 3 of 14 -  Publisher: Harvest, 1 edition (April 6, 1977)

 Publisher: Harvest, 1 edition (April 6, 1977)

4. Space and Anti-Space by Steven Kent Peterson

(PHOTO UNAVAILABLE) 

Publisher: Unkown (1980)

5. The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard

What's Your Favorite Book on Design or Architecture? - Photo 4 of 14 - Publisher: Beacon Press, reprint edition (April 1, 1994) 

Publisher: Beacon Press, reprint edition (April 1, 1994) 

6. The Wood Book by Romeyn Beck Hough

What's Your Favorite Book on Design or Architecture? - Photo 5 of 14 - Publisher: Taschen America, new edition edition (December 1, 2013)

Publisher: Taschen America, new edition edition (December 1, 2013)

What's Your Favorite Book on Design or Architecture? - Photo 6 of 14 - Publisher: Gestalten, Slp Blg edition (September 25, 2015)

Publisher: Gestalten, Slp Blg edition (September 25, 2015)

8. Finn Juhl and His House by Per H. Hansen

What's Your Favorite Book on Design or Architecture? - Photo 7 of 14 - Publisher: Hatje Cantz (September 30, 2014)

Publisher: Hatje Cantz (September 30, 2014)

9. Wabi Sabi by Leonard Cohen

What's Your Favorite Book on Design or Architecture? - Photo 8 of 14 - Publisher: Imperfect Publishing, unknown edition (November 1, 2008)

Publisher: Imperfect Publishing, unknown edition (November 1, 2008)

10. A Patter Language by Christopher Alexander, et. al

What's Your Favorite Book on Design or Architecture? - Photo 9 of 14 - Publisher: Oxford University Press (1977)

Publisher: Oxford University Press (1977)

11. Minimum by John Pawson

What's Your Favorite Book on Design or Architecture? - Photo 10 of 14 - Publisher: Phaidon Press (April 18, 2006)

Publisher: Phaidon Press (April 18, 2006)

12. A Philosophy of Interior Design by Stanley Abercrombie

What's Your Favorite Book on Design or Architecture? - Photo 11 of 14 - Publisher: Westview Press; Reprint edition (February 5, 1991)

Publisher: Westview Press; Reprint edition (February 5, 1991)

What's Your Favorite Book on Design or Architecture? - Photo 12 of 14 - Publisher: Island Press (October 25, 2010) 

Publisher: Island Press (October 25, 2010) 

What's Your Favorite Book on Design or Architecture? - Photo 13 of 14 - Publisher: Rizzoli, First Edition edition (October 12, 2010)

Publisher: Rizzoli, First Edition edition (October 12, 2010)

What's Your Favorite Book on Design or Architecture? - Photo 14 of 14 - Publisher: Rizzoli, 6th edition (August 15, 1991)

Publisher: Rizzoli, 6th edition (August 15, 1991)