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Recommended Reading

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

Bess, Philip. Till We Have Built Jerusalem: Architecture, Urbanism, and the Sacred

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

Glazer, Nathan. From a Cause to a Style: Modernist Architecture's Encounter with the American City

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

Francis Morrone. How Henry Hope Reed Saved 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

Semes, Steven W. The Future of the Past: A Conservation Ethic for Architecture, Urbanism, and Historic Preservation

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