Unpacking My Library
Architects and Their Books

Recommended by Paul, City Lights Books

What does a library say about the mind of its owner? How do books map the intellectual interests, curiosities, tastes, and personalities of their readers? What does the collecting of books have in common with the practice of architecture? Unpacking My Library provides an intimate look at the personal libraries of fourteen of the world's leading architects, alongside conversations about the significance of books to their careers and lives.


Photographs of bookshelvesdisplaying well-loved and rare volumes, eclectic organizational schemes, and the individual touches that make a bookshelf one's ownprovide an evocative glimpse of their owner’s personal life. Each architect also presents a reading list of top ten influential titles, from architectural history to theory to fiction and nonfiction, that serves as a personal philosophy of literature and history, and advice on what every young architect, scholar, and lover of architecture should read.


Title Unpacking My Library
Subtitle Architects and Their Books
Publisher Yale University Press
Title First Published 17 November 2009
Format Hardcover
Nb of pages 208 p.
ISBN-10 0300158939
ISBN-13 9780300158939
Publication Date 17 November 2009
Main content page count 208
Weight 32 oz.
List Price $22.00

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