The National Civic Art Society suggests these books to anyone interested in architecture, art, urbanism, and the influence of classical culture.
Adams, Hazard, and Leroy Searle eds. Critical Theory Since Plato.
Brand, Stewart. How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They're Built.
Brolin, Brent C. Architectural Ornament: Banishment and Return.
Cox, Kenyon. The Classic Point of View.
Jacobs, Jane. The Death and Life of Great American Cities.
Jaeger, Werner. Trans. Gilbert Highet. Paideia: The Ideals of Greek Culture.
Kunstler, James Howard. The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America's Man-Made Landscape.
Krier, Leon. The Architecture of Community.
Lee, Rensselaer W. Ut Pictura Poesis: The Humanistic Theory of Painting.
MacAuley, David. Great Moments in Architecture.
Reed, Henry Hope. The Golden City.
Rice, Pierce. Man as Hero: The Human Figure in Art.
Scott, Geoffrey. The Architecture of Humanism: A Study in the History of Taste.
Scruton, Roger. Beauty.
Scruton, Roger. The Aesthetics of Architecture.
Watkin, David. Morality and Architecture Revisited.
Wharton, Edith and Codman, Ogden, Jr. The Decoration of Houses.
Wolfe, Tom. From Bauhaus to Our House.
Wolfe, Tom. The Painted Word.