thesis reading

It’s amazing how much time I have to read this summer without a design studio project looming overhead. I’ve been trying to get into the library for a few hours each week to help build a reading list for the upcoming thesis year. Below are some books that I’ve found pertinent to my topic. Please feel free to post your suggestions.

  • Digital Ground Malcolm McCullough
  • Disappearing Architecture Georg Flechbart (ed)
  • Theories and Manifestoes of Contemporary Architecture Jencks and Kropf (eds)
  • Emergence: the Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software Steven Johnson
  • For an Architecture of Reality Michael Benedikt
  • The Myths of Innovation Scott Berkun
  • The Image of the City Kevin Lynch
  • Thinking Architecture Peter Zumthor
  • Delirious New York Rem Koolhaas
  • Mixed Realities in Architecture Wang and Schnabel (eds)
  • C++ Primer 5th Ed. Stephen Prata
  • The Singularity is Near Ray Kurzweil
  • Spacial Augmented Realities: Merging Real and Virtual Worlds Bomber and Raskar
  • Archigram: Architecture without Architecture Simon Sadler
  • Frame Analysis Erving Goffman
  • Republic Plato
  • The Structure of Scientific Revolutions Thomas Khun
  • Collective Intelligence in Design AD Magazine
  • Programming Cultures AD Magazine
  • Intensive Science and Virtual Philosophy Manuel deLanda

Amended (9.7.11)

  • The Craft of Research Wayne C. Booth
  • Principles of Visual Perception Caroline M. Bloomer
Amended (9.13.11) via Ryan Brunner
  • Sentient City: ubiquitous computing, architecture and the future of urban spaces Mark Shepard (ed)
  • Augmented Urban Spaces Aurigi and Fiorella De Cindio
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