Top 10 Best Books to Read in Architecture Study & Teaching - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Architecture Study & Teaching. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. The Language of Architecture: 26 Principles Every Architect Should Know

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Architecture Study & Teaching - August 2021

In order to master the foundation of architecture, you must first master the basic building blocks of its language; the definitions, function, and usage. The L anguage of Architecture provides students and professional architects with the basic elements of architectural design, divided into twenty-six easy-to-comprehend chapters. This visual reference includes an introduction to architecture design, historical view of the elements, as well as an overview of how these elements can and have been used across multiple design disciplines. Whether you're new to the field or have been an architect for years, you'll want to flip through the pages of this book and use it as your go-to reference for inspiration and ideas. This comprehensive learning tool is the one book you'll want as a staple in your library.

  • Author: Andrea Simitch
  • Publisher: Rockport Publishers (July 15, 2014)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-1592538584
  • Dimensions: 8 x 0.75 x 10 inches


2. The LEGO Architect

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Architecture Study & Teaching - August 2021

Travel through the history of architecture in The LEGO Architect . You'll learn about styles like Art Deco, Modernism, and High-Tech, and find inspiration in galleries of LEGO models. Then take your turn building 12 models in a variety of styles. Snap together some bricks and learn architecture the fun way!

  • Author: Tom Alphin
  • Publisher: No Starch Press; 1st edition (September 24, 2015)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-1593276133
  • Dimensions: 9.25 x 0.6 x 9.25 inches


3. Experiencing Architecture

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Architecture Study & Teaching - August 2021

A classic examination of superb design through the centuries. Widely regarded as a classic in the field, Experiencing Architecture explores the history and promise of good design. Generously illustrated with historical examples of designing excellence ― ranging from teacups, riding boots, and golf balls to the villas of Palladio and the fish-feeding pavilion of Beijing's Winter Palace―Rasmussen's accessible guide invites us to appreciate architecture not only as a profession, but as an art that shapes everyday experience. In the past, Rasmussen argues, architecture was not just an individual pursuit, but a community undertaking. Dwellings were built with a natural feeling for place, materials and use, resulting in “a remarkably suitable comeliness.” While we cannot return to a former age, Rasmussen notes, we can still design spaces that are beautiful and useful by seeking to understand architecture as an art form that must be experienced. An understanding of good design comes not only from one's professional experience of architecture as an abstract, individual pursuit, but also from one's shared, everyday experience of architecture in real time―its particular use of light, color, shape, scale, texture, rhythm and sound. Experiencing Architecture reminds us of what good architectural design has accomplished over time, what it can accomplish still, and why it is worth pursuing. Wide-ranging and approachable, it is for anyone who has ever wondered “what instrument the architect plays on.”

  • Author: Steen Eiler Rasmussen
  • Publisher: The MIT Press; 2nd edition (March 15, 1964)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-0262680028
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.2 x 0.6 inches


4. PPI ARE 5.0 Exam Review All Six Divisions, 2nd Edition – Comprehensive Review Manual for the NCARB ARE 5.0 Exam

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Architecture Study & Teaching - August 2021

NCARB Approved for all Six Divisions PPI's second edition of the ARE 5.0 Exam Review by David Kent Ballast offers a comprehensive review of content areas covered in all six NCARB ARE 5.0 division exams. Building on the first edition, the content has been thoroughly reviewed and updated to the ARE 5.0 exam objectives for all six divisions   Key Features: NEW! NCARB approvals on all six divisions 200 new pages of content to provide up-to-date exam coverage for all ARE 5.0 exam objectives A thorough review of all exam objectives to prepare you to pass all six divisions Over 150 example questions reinforce what you’ve learned and clarify how to apply key architectural concepts Pages tabbed in six different colors, one for each division, for easy lookup of a particular exam division Hundreds of tables and figures to facilitate referencing and problem solving Advice, tips, and exam taking strategies to prepare you for exam day Binding: Paperback Publisher: PPI, a Kaplan Company   All Six ARE 5.0 Exam Divisions Covered Comprehensively Practice Management Project Management Programming & Analysis Project Planning & Design Project Development & Documentation Construction & Evaluation

  • Author: David Kent Ballast FAIA NCIDQ-Cert. #9425
  • Publisher: PPI, A Kaplan Company; Revised, Second Edition,Revised (September 1, 2020)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-1591266808
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 2.1 x 11 inches


5. The Timeless Way of Building

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Architecture Study & Teaching - August 2021

The theory of architecture implicit in our world today, Christopher Alexander believes, is bankrupt. More and more people are aware that something is deeply wrong. Yet the power of present-day ideas is so great that many feel uncomfortable, even afraid, to say openly that they dislike what is happening, because they are afraid to seem foolish, afraid perhaps that they will be laughed at. Now, at last, there is a coherent theory which describes in modern terms an architecture as ancient as human society itself. The Timeless Way of Building is the introductory volume in the Center for Environmental Structure series, Christopher Alexander presents in it a new theory of architecture, building, and planning which has at its core that age-old process by which the people of a society have always pulled the order of their world from their own being. Alexander writes, "There is one timeless way of building. It is thousands of years old, and the same today as it has always been. The great traditional buildings of the past, the villages and tents and temples in which man feels at home, have always been made by people who were very close to the center of this way. And as you will see, this way will lead anyone who looks for it to buildings which are themselves as ancient in their form as the trees and hills, and as our faces are."

  • Author: Christopher Alexander
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (January 1, 1979)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-0195024029
  • Dimensions: 8 x 1.25 x 5.7 inches


6. SAMSUNG GALAXY S21 5G USER GUIDE: The Complete and Illustrated Manual with Tips and Tricks to Master and Operate the New Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+ & S21 Ultra

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Architecture Study & Teaching - August 2021

A Comprehensive User Guide with Clear Screenshots to Guide you in Mastering your Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra Congratulations on purchasing the latest addition to the Samsung Galaxy family, the S21 Series. Now, you need a well-illustrated user guide that contains all the hidden tips and tricks to help you to maximize the full potentials of your Samsung device. This user guide has all the tricks and tips you need to know to familiarize yourself with the Galaxy S21, S21 Plus or S21 Ultra. There is a whole lot to know about these new Galaxy S devices, and we have combined all this information into this easy to understand and well-illustrated user guide. Here is a preview of what you will get from this user guide: How to Set up the Samsung Galaxy S21 Power On/ Off Your Device Auto- Restart Your Device Lift to Wake Feature Transfer Files Instantly with Quick Share Set Up and Use Music Share Attend to Calls from Your Connected Devices Link Your Phone to Your Computer Enable Caller ID and Spam Protection Enable Digital Wellbeing Using Samsung Finder Maximize Battery Life of your Phone Enable Fast Charging Wireless PowerShare Customize the Home Screen and Lock Screen Manage Google Assistant on S21 Add a Trippy Audio Track Extend the Timer Shoot 8K Videos Customize Slow Motion Videos Add a Filter to your Videos/ Photos Enable Scene Optimizer Activate Shot Suggestion Live Focus Modes Explore the Food Mode Automatically Correct Wide-Angle Shots Advanced Recording Options Take Photos with Palm Play with Sound Settings (Separate App Sounds) Customize Sound Based on Age Dolby Atmos Using UHQ Upscaler Change Bluetooth Audio Codec Explore the Sound Assistant App In-Display Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner The Alternate Look Feature Enable Wi-Fi Calling on the Galaxy S21 Using the Google Duo in the Phone Dialer Always On Display Change Refresh Rate on your S21 Screen Mode Blue Light Filter Enable One-Handed Mode Switch to Vivid Display Dual Messenger Assistant Menu Pin Windows Feature And lots more! Additional Value for this Book Step by Step Instructions with Clear Images for better understanding. Detailed Table of Content and Index pages for easy and fast referencing. Hidden tips and trips to master the Samsung Galaxy S21 Series. Click the  BUY NOW WITH 1-CLICK  Button to get started. Download FREE with Kindle Unlimited! Read on your favorite devices such as Kindle, iPhone, iPad, Android cellular phone, tablet, laptop, or computer with Amazon's free reading Kindle App.

  • Author: Evan S. Bussard
  • Publisher: Independently published (April 15, 2021)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 979-8738764646
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.45 x 9 inches


7. Why Buildings Fall Down: How Structures Fail

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Architecture Study & Teaching - August 2021

The authors examine buildings of all kinds, from ancient domes like Istanbul's Hagia Sophia to the state-of-the-art Hartford Civic Arena. Their subjects range from the man-caused destruction of the Parthenon to the earthquake damage of 1989 in Armenia and San Francisco. The stories that make up Why Buildings Fall Down are in the end very human ones, tales of the interaction of people and nature, of architects, engineers, builders, materials, and natural forces all coming together in sometimes dramatic (and always instructive) ways. B/W line drawings

  • Author: Matthys Levy
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Updated and expanded edition (February 17, 2002)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-0393311525
  • Dimensions: 6.1 x 1 x 9.3 inches


8. From Tiny Seeds Grow Mighty Trees: Paraprofessional Gifts, Teacher Notebook, Inspirational Teacher Gifts, Teacher Gifts Appreciation, Teacher's Aide ... ruled notebook (Teacher Gifts & Journals)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Architecture Study & Teaching - August 2021

This GORGEOUS inspirational Teacher Journal and Paraprofessional Gifts Notebook is perfect for the end of the school year, graduation, Christmas, or Mother's Day for that special teacher or teacher's aide in your life. Featuring a beautiful oak tree journal design with the words "Small Seeds Grow Mighty Trees," this kraft paper design says "Thanks for helping me grow" on the back. This 6x9 book has lightly lined pages that are a bright white color for a high-end look. It makes great first grade teacher gifts or kindergarten teacher gifts for planning, inservices, ideas, behaviors, assessment observations, journaling, brainstorming, or writing in as a diary. This book is perfect if you are looking for Teacher Appreciation Gifts. Perfect travel size...throw it in your bag or purse! FEATURES: Premium Matte Finish Soft Cover, Printed on Bright White Paper, 6" x 9", 100 Lined Pages (50 pages front/back).

  • Author: Happy Eden Co
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 4, 2018)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-1720701750
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.23 x 9 inches


9. A Carpenter's Life as Told by Houses

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Architecture Study & Teaching - August 2021

“… Larry Haun is as much a historian and philosopher as he is a 60-year veteran carpenter. Larry’s memoir would be equally at home on the bookshelves of home building and architecture enthusiasts as anyone on a spiritual journey.” - Brian Pontolilo, Editor, Fine Homebuilding Magazine The unforgettable memoir of a legendary builder. You don’t have to be a carpenter to appreciate this fascinating book that Publishers Weekly calls, “a first person timeline of 20th century American residential architecture… combining …two literary styles: the memoir and the how-to book.” A moving story of that place we call home. An early advocate for building lean and green and an avid blogger, Larry Haun tells his unique story in terms of twelve homes – built over the last 100 years. These are homes he knows intimately, drawing the reader in with detailed descriptions and thoughtful observations. “Just like any good carpenter, Haun brings his own artistic flourishes to the job of storytelling…. But where Haun’s true personality comes across is when he describes the construction process for the many houses he has lived in and built―from his parent’s 1,000-sq. ft. wood-frame house and the adobe and cob structures of the Southwest to the mid-century pre-fabricated and tract houses, and the more recent Habitat for Humanity homes he has donated his time to help erect.” Publishers Weekly , 6/13/2011 A delight to read. A great gift. This engaging memoir will appeal to anyone who appreciates a well-told story.   A Carpenter’s Life As Told in Houses explores our love of home – feelings so deeply rooted that they go far beyond wood and plaster and shingles. Share the author’s deep connection to the natural world, his yearning for simplicity, and respect for humanity – and see why he believes that less is more.

  • Author: Larry Haun
  • Publisher: Taunton Press; Illustrated edition (September 13, 2011)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-1600854026
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.02 x 8.5 inches


10. Operative Design: A Catalog of Spatial Verbs

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Architecture Study & Teaching - August 2021

The core idea for this book is the use of operative verbs as tools for designing space. These operative verbs abstract the idea of spatial formation to its most basic terms, allowing for an objective approach to create the foundation for subjective spatial design. Examples of these verbs are expand, inflate, nest, wist, lift, embed, merge and many more. Together they form a visual dictionary decoding the syntax of spatial verbs. The verbs are illustrated with three-dimensional diagrams and pictures of designs which show the verbs 'in action'. This approach was devised, tested, and applied to architectural studio instruction by Anthony Di Mari and Nora Yoo while teaching at Harvard University's Career Discovery Program in Architecture in 2010. As instructors and as recent graduates, they saw a need for this kind of catalogue from both sides - as a reference manual applicable to design students in all stages of their studies, as well as a teaching tool for instructors to help students understand the strong spatial potential of abstract operations.

  • Author: Anthony di Mari
  • Publisher: Laurence King Publishing; Illustrated edition (July 1, 2013)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-9063692896
  • Dimensions: 4.3 x 0.45 x 5.9 inches