ARTISTS

HENRY MOORE    (SCULPTOR) – HIS FIGURINES LOOK LIKE JATIN DAS’S PAINTINGS, DEVOID OF TIME AND PLACE, HENCE CREATE A MIND SPACE

ISAMU NOGUCHI     (SCULPTOR) –

HERMEN PEKEL  (WATER COLOR ARTIST)

FRANK EBER

JAMINI ROY

URBAN VISIONARIES

Michael batty – urban modelling and planning : reflections,retrodictions and prescriptions’,

Bill hillier – ‘Natural movement : or configuration and attraction in urban pedestrian movement’

DR  JOHN PEPONIS  – (CITIES WERE CONSTRUCTED  TO BE INTERFACES BETWEEN SCALES OF MOVEMENT)

OSCAR NEWMAN ‘S – DEFENSIBLE SPACE

BOOKS

THE NATURE OF ORDER – Christopher Alexander and nikos salingaros

LE CORBUSIER – AN ANALYSIS OF FORM –  Geoffery  H Baker

NIKOS SALINGAROS

BLINK – MALCOLM GLADWELL

OUTLIERS – MALCOLM GLADWELL

ARCHITECTURE

1. James Snyder and Anthony Catanese: Introduction to Architecture
2. Christian Noberg-Schulz: Existence, Space and Architecture (unfortunately no longer in print)
3. Christopher Alexander: The Nature of Order, Book 1 – The Phenomenology of Life
4. Robert Venturi: Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture
5. Juhani Pallasmaa: The Eyes of the Skin
6. Kenneth Frampton: Modern Architecture – A Critical History
7. Alan Colquhoun: Essays in Architectural Criticism – Modern Architecture and Historical Change

URBANISM
1. Jane Jacobs: The Life and Death of Great America Cities
2. Richard Sennett (ed.): Classic Essays on the Culture of Cities
3. John Turner and Richard Fichter (ed.): Freedom to Build
4. Jeb Brugmann: Welcome to the Urban Revolution
5. Kevin Lynch: The Image of the City
6. Saskia Sassen: The Global City
7. Manuel Castells: The Informational City
8. Robert Neuwirth: Shadow Cities – A Billion Squatters, A New Urban World

GENERAL
1. Jeannette Winterson: Art Objects – Essays in Ecstasy and Effrontery
2. Italo Calvino: Six Memos for the Next Millennium
3. Milan Kundera: Slowness

 

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