Books to Read

Michel de Certeau, The Practice of Everyday Life. chapter: “Walking in the City” 1984.

Yi-Fu Tuan, Space and Place. chapter: “Architectural Space and Awareness”

John Stilgoe, Outside Lies Magic: Regaining History and Awareness in Everyday Places. 1998

John Brinckerhoff Jackson, who said: “The older I grow and the longer I look at landscapes and seek to understand them, the more convinced I am that their beauty is not simply an aspect but their very essence and that that beauty derives from the human presence.”

2 of his books:
Discovering the Vernacular Landscape (1984)
A Sense of Place, a Sense of Time (1994)

Luigi Fusco Girard The Human Sustainable City: Challenges and perspectives from the habitat agenda

Robert Putnam Bowling Alone

Roberta Brandes Gratz The Living City: How America’s Cities are being revitalized by thinking small in a big way

Bill McKibbons Deep Economies: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future

Adrian Forty The Objects of Desire and Words and Buildings

Tony Hiss The Experience of Place

Kunstler The Geography of Nowhere

David Seamon Dwelling, Place and Environment

Yi-fu Tuan Space and Place: The Perspective of Experience

also the PBS series by Robert A.M. Stern “A Sense of Place”

Cities by Lawrence Halprin

Edge City: Life on the New Frontier by Joel Garreau. New York: Anchor Books, 1991

The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs [1961]. New York: Modern Library, 1992

City Life: Urban Expectations in a New World by Witold Rybzinski. New York: HarperCollins, 1995

The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces by William H. Whyte. Washington DC: The Conservation Foundation, 1980

Naked City: The Death and Life of Authentic Urban Places by Sharon Zukin. New York and Oxford (UK): Oxford University Press, 2009

The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard

Others not exactly related to my thesis but nevertheless on the list:
Buckminster Fuller Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth
Roland Barthes Image Music Text
Kenyahara Designing Design

Published by Elizabeth Pizzuti

Design, art, and cats mostly

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