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Architecture: Urban Studies

This guide presents resources on various aspects of architecture including history, theory, design and technology.


(Current issues available in the King + King Architecture Library)


Cornell Journal of Architecture

Bird 4th Floor - NA2300 C67 C6 


King + King, reserve: no.1 (1981:fall)-no.3 (1987:fall); no.7 (2003:spring); no.1 (1981:fall)-no.2 (1983:fall)


Journal of Urban Design

Bird 4th Floor - NA9000 .J68


available online from 1997


Kenchiku to Toshi = Architecture and Urbanism: A+U

Bird 4th Floor, Fine Arts Limited Access – NA9000 A3

available online from 1986



King + King, reserve - NA1 L63

no.1-2, no.7, no.9 – current


Lotus International

Bird 4th Floor, Fine Arts Limited Access - NA9 L6




Bird 4th Floor – NA735 N5 M47



Bird 4th Floor – NA2542.45 P53

available online from 1983

available online from 1997


Planning Perspectives

Bird 3rd Floor – HD30.28 P526

available online from 1997 v.12


Quaderns d’Arquitectura i Urbanisme

Bird 4th Floor – NA1301.Q3

no.241-252; no.256- current


Urban Land

Bird 4th Floor – NA9000 U7

v.15- current


Urban Studies

Bird 4th Floor - HT103 U7

v.1-45 ceased

available online 1997-2000

available online from 1964

Approaches to Urban Design

Alexander, Christopher, et al. A New Theory of Urban Design. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987. (Bird 4th Floor – NA9031 N48 1987)

Allen, Stan. Points + Lines: Diagrams and Projects for the City. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1999. (King + King – NA737 A44 A4 1999)

Bacon, Edmund N. Design of Cities. New York: Penguin Books, 1974. 1967. (King + King – Na9050 B22 1976)

Cherry, Nathan and Kurt Nagle. Grid/Street/Place: Essential Elements of Sustainable Urban Districts. Chicago: American Planning Association Planners Press, 2009. (King + King, reserve – NA9105 G75 2009)

Duany, Andres and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk. Towns and Town-Making Principles. New York: Rizzoli, 1992. (King + King, reserve – NA9051 D8 1992)

Ellin, Nan. Integral Urbanism. New York: Routledge, 2006. (King + King – NA9050 E45 2006)

Fainstein, Susan S. and Scott Campbell, eds. Readings in Urban Theory. 2nd ed. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2002. 1996. (King + King, reserve - HT151 R35 2002)

Gruen, Victor. The Heart of Our Cities: The Urban Crisis: Diagnosis and Cure. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1964. (King + King – NA9108 G76)

Koolhaas, Rem. Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto of Manhattan. New York: Monacelli Press, 1994. (King + King, reserve – NA735 N5 K66 1994)

Le Corbusier. Charte d’Athenes (The Athens Charter – English). New York: Grossman Publishers, 1973. (King + King – NA21 I57 1933)

Le Corbusier. The City of To-morrow and Its Planning (Urbanisme, English Translation). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1971. 1929. (King + King, reserve – NA9030 J4 1929.)

Manaugh, Geoff. The BLDG BLOG Book. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2009. (King + King, reserve – NA2563 M36 2009)

Sitte, Camillo. City Planning According to Artistic Principles. New York: Random House, 1965. (King + King – NA9030 S613 1965)

Stein, Clarence S. Toward New Towns for America. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. (NA9108 S7)

Van Schaik, Martin and Otakar Macel. Exit Utopia: Architectural Provocations 1956-76. New York: Prestel, 2005. (King + King, reserve – NA680 E9 2005)

Wright, Frank Lloyd. The Living City. New York: Horizon Press, 1958. (NA9030 W72)

Architects / Firms

Krier, Leon. Leon Krier: Architecture & Urban Design 1967-1992. New York: St. Martins Press, 1992. (King + King – NA9085 K7 A4 1992)

Tschumi, Bernard. Event-Cities: Praxis. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1994. (King + King, reserve – NA2707 T73 A4 1994)

Tschumi, Bernard. Event-Cities 2. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2000. (King + King, reserve – NA2707 T73 A4 2000)

Tschumi, Bernard. Event-Cities 3: Concept vs. Context vs. Content. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2010. (King + King, reserve – NA1353 T78 A35 2004)

Tschumi, Bernard. Event-Cities 4: Concept-Form. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2010. (King + King, reserve – NA1353 T78 A35 2010)

Van Berkel, Ben, and Caroline Bos. UNStudio: Design Models, Architecture, Urbanism, Infrastructure. New York: Rizzoli, 2006. (King + King, reserve – NA1153 U5 B4 2006b)

Vidler, Anthony. Claude-Nicolas Ledoux: Architecture and Utopa in the Era of the French Revolution. Boston: Birkhauser, 2006. (King + King – NA1053 L4 V5313 2006)

City Histories and Projects

Chicago: Naissance d’Une Metropole, 1872-1922. Munich: Prestel-Verlag, 1987. (King + King, reserve – NA735 C4 C38 1987) 

Le Corbusier. Ville Radieuse: The Radiant City (English Translation). London: Faber, 1967. (King + King, reserve and normal stacks – NA9030 J4213 1967) 

Mariani, Riccardo. Tony Garnier: Une Cite Industrielle. New York: Rizzoli, 1990. (King + King – 9030 G313 1990 v.1)

New York City Planning Commission. Plan for New York City, 1969: A Proposal. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1969. (King + King, reserve - OVERSIZE HT168 N5 A5) 6 volumes.

Pinon, Pierre. Atlas du Paris Haussmannien. Paris: Parigramme, 2002. (King + King, reserve – NA1050 P55 2002)

Rasmussen, Steen Eiler. Towns and Buildings. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1969. (King + King – NA9090 R313 1969)

Roche, R. Samuel and Aric Lasher. Plans of Chicago. Chicago: Architects Research Foundation, 2009. (King + King – NA9127 C4 R63 2009)

Staubli, Willy. Brasilia. London: Leonard Hill Books, 1966. (King + King, reserve – NA857 fB7 S8)

Venturi, Robert, Denise Scott Brown, and Stezen Izenour. Learning From Las Vegas. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1972. King + King, reserve – NA735 L3 V4)

Zukowsky, John. Chicago Architecture 1872-1922: Birth of A Metropolis. Munich: Prestel-Verlag, 1987. (King + King – NA735 C4 C375 1987)

City and Landscape

Dennis, Michael. Court and Garden: From the French Hotel to the City of Modern Architecture. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1986. (Moon Library - NA2543 S6 D39 1986)

Viljoen, Andre, ed. CPULs: Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes: Designing Urban Agriculture for Sustainable Cities. Boston: Architectural Press, 2005. (King + King - S494.5 U72 V54 2005)

Waldheim, Charles, ed. The Landscape Urbanism Reader.  New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2006. (King + King, reserve - SB472.7 L36 2006)

Community and Social Concerns

Chermayeff, Serge and Christopher Alexander. Community and Privacy: Toward a New Architecture of Humanism. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1963. (King + King – NA9031 C5)

Gropius, Walter. Rebuilding Our Communities. Chicago: P. Theobald, 1945. (Bird 4th Floor – NA9030 G7 1945)

Haas, Tigran. New Urbanism and Beyond: Designing Cities for the Future.  New York: Rizzoli, 2008. (King + King – NA9031 N49 2008)

Katz, Peter. The New Urbanism: Toward an Architecture of Community. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1994. (King + King, reserve – NA2542.4 K38 1994)

Krier, Leon. The Architecture of Community. Washington D.C.: Island Press, 2009. (King + King, reserve – NA2543 S6 K75 2009)

Krier, Rob. Town Spaces: Contemporary Interpretations in Traditional Urbanism. Boston: Birkhauser, 2003. (King + King, reserve – NA1153 R59 K75 2003)

Sadler, Simon. Archigram: Architecture without Architecture. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2005. (King + King, reserve – NA997 A825 S23 2005)

On Utopia

Alison, Jane, Marie-Ange Brayer, Frederic Migayrou, and Neil Spiller. Future City: Experiment and Utopia in Architecture. New York: Thames & Hudson, 2007. (King + King, reserve – NA680 F88 2007)

Howard, Ebenezer. Garden Cities of To-morrow. London: Faber and Faber Ltd., 1946. (King + King – HT161 H6 1946)

Rosenau, Helen. The Ideal City: Its Architectural Evolution in Europe. New York: Methuen & Co., 1983. (King + King – NA9090 R6 1983)

Smithson, Alison. Team 10 Primer. London: Studio Vista, 1968. (King + King, reserve – NA2560 S55 1968)

Tafuri, Manfredo. Architecture and Utopia: Design and Capitalist Development. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1980. 1979. (King + King, reserve – NA2543 S6 T3313 1979)


Gastil, Raymond W. Beyond the Edge: New York’s New Waterfront. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2002. (King + King – NA9053 W38 G37 2002) 

Jacobs, Allan B. Great Streets. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1993. (King + King – 9053 S7 J23 1993)

Shannon, Kelly and Marcel Smets. The Landscape of Contemporary Infrastructure. Rotterdam, the Netherlands: NAi Publishers, 2010. (King + King - NA9050 S525 2010)

Smithson, Alison. As in DS: An Eye on the Road. Baden, Switzerland: Lars Muller Publishers, 2001. 1983. (King + King, reserve – NA2543 T43 S55 2001)

Public Space

Angeles, Magda, ed. In Favour of Public Space: Ten Years of the European Prize for Urban Public Space. New York: Actar, 2010. (King + King – NA9053 S6 I385 2010) 

Cleary, Richard L. The Place Royale and Urban Design in the Ancien Regime. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1999. (King + King – NA9070 C49 1999)

Dennis, Michael. Course guide for  “Architecture and the City: Pre-Mod-Post,” 1981. Architecture and the City: Residential Squares. (King + King – NA9070 A7 1981)

Krier, Rob. Urban Space. New York: Rizzoli, 1979. (King + King – NA9053 S6 K7413 1979) 

Zucker, Paul. Town and Square: From the Agora to the Village Green. New York: Columbia University Press, 1959. (King + King – NA9070 Z8)

Re-visualizing the City

Armengaud, Marc, Matthias Armengaud, and Alessandra Cianchetta. Nightscapes: Nocturnal Landscapes. Barcelona: Editorial Gustavo Gili, 2009. (King + King – HT119 A76 2009)

Boyer, Christine. The City of Collective Memory: Its Historical Imagery and Architectural Entertainments. Cambridge, MA: MiT Press, 1994. (King + King, reserve – NA9031 B72 1994)

Gandelsonas, Mario. X-Urbanism: Architecture and the American City. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1999. (King + King, reserve – NA9053 S6 G36 1999)

Halprin, Lawrence. Cities. Revised Edition. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1972. 1963. (King + King – 9052 H3 1972)

Lynch, Kevin. The Image of the City. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1960. (King + King – 9108 L9)

Olsen, Donald J. The City as a Work of Art: London, Paris, Vienna. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1986. (King + King – NA970 O47 1986)

Prakash, Gyan and Kevin M. Kruse, eds. The Spaces of the Modern City: Imaginaries, Politics, and Everyday Life. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2008. (King + King – HT119 S653 2008)

Rossi, Aldo. The Architecture of the City. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1982. (King + King, reserve – NA9031 R6713)

Tschumi, Bernard. The Manhattan Transcripts. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1981. (King + King, reserve – NA2707 T73 A4 1981)