Check Out Some Favorite Architecture Books
December 2020, and I think year my favorite architecture books. Is it weird? Of course it’s not because I like architecture books and now that I’m out with gift cards from this holiday season, it’s time to go book shopping!
Since the beginning of this recent times, some of you know a lot that I have been slowly renovating my house since July well, my contractor has been slowly renovating my house. Just before Christmas we finally got our front room and it’s time to start putting everyone back on the shelves.
I have a very sad confession to make before I go much further … years ago I moved from a big house to a very small house and there was basically no storage space or bookshelf. I had to get through all my Saxons and make the decision what I really wanted and what had to go away. It was an extraordinary process, but among the victims, about 60% were my architectural firm.
Well, anyway, here we are and now that I have just added a few more books to my house, I don’t have to do as much as stingy with the number of books I am adding to my collection.
About 6 months ago I got a kit.co account as a way to share the books I buy, or the ones I use and enjoy, since I so often write blog posts about my books. If you think I just saw you and this is the 1,001 post I’ve written on this site (I wish I’d done something more special for the number 1,000) and this is just the 4th blog post I’ve written, the books in my collection. The first one is titled “My Library Books” and I’m writing it on May 10, 2010, and that was after I had to shrink my collection so it’s a little pathetic how architect book collections go.
So far I have 48 books on my list, but this is only a small selection of them. I have paid out these 30 specifically because I can actually provide all the requirements and guarantees that it is worth having them all and adding to them own collection. There are a number of technical manuals on my list, as well as pretty much all the Frank Logging books I own, but I just thought I could omit them from this graph, but if you click yesterday or on the image above, you can see for yourself which ones I’m sleeping.
I will continue to modify this list of books to keep the lists clear. It’s not of much use if I just carry out every architecture book that comes, so sober I come to the detriment of 50 books, the plan is that every time I carry out one, I remove one book. I would also point out that if you have books that you think are worth a visit, let me know and I will do just that. There are a few books on my list that I happen to be that you’ve never seen or heard of (like this and this), and so it’s always fun to find that first book – which unfortunately is getting harder and harder.
Hopefully you enjoy your holiday break and treat yourself to a breather from the hustle and bustle (have I just arranged a date with “hustle and bustle”?) of your day-to-day life.