The following may seem at first sight a disparate set of books, but the principles by which they have been selected are consistent. All contain discussion of architecture either as (what I have termed) identification of place, or put forward ways of analysing architecture according to conceptual themes, or discuss related theoretical issues. As such they deal with architecture in ways to which architects, concerned with design generation, can relate. No particular one can however be said to be the authority for the present book.
Some of the authors cited have produced other related works; only those most immediately pertinent to the arguments in this book are included here.
Alexander, Christopher and others—A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction, Oxford UP, New York, 1977.
Alexander, Christopher—The Timeless Way of Building, Oxford UP, New York, 1979.
Atkinson, Robert and Bagenal, Hope—Theory and Elements of Architecture, Ernest Benn, London, 1926.
Bachelard, Gaston, translated by Maria Jolas—The Poetics of Space (1958), Beacon Press, Boston, 1964.
Eliade, Mircea, translated by Sheed—Patterns in Comparative Religion, Sheed and Ward, London, 1958.
Frankl, Paul, translated by O'Gorman—Principles of Architectural History (1914), MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1968.
Heidegger, Martin, translated by Hofstader—'Building Dwelling Thinking' and '.poetically man dwells.', in Poetry Language and Thought (1971), Harper and Row, London and New York, 1975.
Hertzberger, Herman—Lessons for Students in Architecture, Uitgeverij Publishers, Amsterdam, 1991.
Hussey, Christopher—The Picturesque, studies in a point of view, G.P.Putnam's Sons, London and New York, 1927.
Lawlor, Anthony—The Temple in the House, G.P.Putnam's Sons, London and New York, 1994.
Le Corbusier, translated by de Francia and Bostock—The Modular, a harmonious measure to the human scale universally applicable to architecture and mechanics, Faber and Faber, London, 1961.
Lethaby, William Richard—Architecture: an introduction to the history and theory of the art of building, Williams and Norgate, London, 1911.
Lynch, Kevin—The Image of the City, MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1960.
Martienssen, R.D.—The Idea of Space in Greek Architecture, Witwatersrand UP, Johannesburg, 1968.
Moore, Charles and others—The Place of Houses, Holt Rinehart and Winston, New York, 1974.
Norberg-Schulz, Christian—Existence, Space and Architecture, Studio Vista, London, 1971.
Parker, Barry and Unwin, Raymond—The Art of Building a Home, Longman, London, New York and Bombay, 1901.
Rapoport, Amos—House Form and Culture, Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 1969.
Rasmussen, Steen Eiler—Experiencing Architecture, MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1959.
Relph, Edward—Place and Placelessness, Pion, London, 1976.
Rowe, Colin—'The Mathematics of the Ideal Villa' (1947), in The Mathematics of the Ideal Villa and other essays, MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1976.
Ruskin, John—The Poetry of Architecture, George Allen, London,1893.
Schmarsow, August, translated by Mallgrave and Ikonomou— 'The Essence of Architectural Creation' (1893), in Mallgrave and Ikonomou (editors)—Empathy, Form, and Space, The Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities, Santa Monica, Calif, 1994.
Scott, Geoffrey—The Architecture of Humanism, Constable, London,1924.
Scully, Vincent—The Earth, the Temple, and the Gods; Greek
Sacred Architecture, Yale UP, New Haven and London, 1962.
Semper, Gottfried, translated by Mallgrave and Hermann—The Four Elements of Architecture (1851), MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1989.
Spengler, Oswald, translated by Atkinson—The Decline of the West (1918), Allen and Unwin, London, 1934.
Sucher, David—City Comforts, City Comforts Press, Seattle, 1995.
van der Laan, Dom H., translated by Padovan—Architectonic Space: fifteen lessons on the disposition of the human habitat, E.J.Brill, Leiden, 1983.
van Eyck, Aldo—'Labyrinthian Clarity', in Donat (editor)— World Architecture 3, Studio Vista, London, 1966.
van Eyck, Aldo—'Place and Occasion' (1962), in Hertzberger and others—Aldo van Eyck, Stichting Wonen, Amsterdam, 1982.
Venturi, Robert—Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1966.
Vitruvius, translated by Hickey Morgan—The Ten Books on Architecture (first century BC), Dover, New York, 1960.
Wittkower, Rudolf—Architectural Principles in the Age of Humanism, Tiranti, London, 1952.
Zevi, Bruno, translated by Gendel—Architecture as Space: how to look at architecture, Horizon, New York, 1957.
Zevi, Bruno—'History as a Method of Teaching Architecture', in Whiffen (editor)—The History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture, MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1965.
Zevi, Bruno—The Modern Language of Architecture, University of Washington Press, Seattle and London, 1978.
The following is a list of the references given in the main text of this book, and in the margins. Most of these are references to publications where more information can be found on the particular examples used. More general texts cited are included in the Select Bibliography.
Ahlin, Janne—Sigurd Lewerentz, architect 1885-1975, MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1987.
Blaser, Werner—The Rock is My Home, WEMA, Zurich, 1976.
Blundell Jones, Peter—'Dreams in Light', in The Architectural Review, April 1992, p.26.
Blundell Jones, Peter—'Holy Vessel', in The Architects' Journal, 1 July 1992, p.25.
Blundell Jones, Peter—Hans Scharoun, Phaidon, London,
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