September 25, 2016

Books: Starting your Architecture Library

Every architectural reference library has to start somewhere. Here is a list of the best architecture books to start your collection with. 

Introduction to Architecture

Francis D. K. Ching (affiliate link)

Introduction to Architecture presents the essential texts and drawings of Francis D. K. Ching for those new to architecture and design. With his typical highly graphic approach, this Ching text surveys the design of spaces, buildings, and cities in an easy to understand graphic format. Readers will explore the histories and theories of architecture, design elements and process, and the technical aspects of the contemporary profession of architecture.