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Books About Houses

Aug 1, 13 • Books to Read

The following is a list of books that may interest you: 

Bad Move – Linwood Barclay (Read this first if you ever had the urge to do away with your less-than-talented Texas builder . . .)

Walden – Henry David Thoreau

At Home – Bill Bryson

A Place of My Own: The Education of an Amateur Builder– Michael Pollan

Poetics of Space – Gaston Bachelard 

Experiencing Architecture – Steen Eiler Rasmussen

The Ten Books on Architecture – Vitruvius Polli

A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction – Christopher Alexander

The Timeless Way of Building – Christopher Alexander

The Production of Houses – Christopher Alexander

Home: A Short History of an Idea – Witold Rybczynski

House As a Mirror of Self: Exploring the Deeper Meaning of Home – Clare Cooper Marcus

House Thinking: A Room-by-Room Look at How We Live – Winifred Gallagher

Tiny Houses – Lester Walker

A Room of One’s Own – Virginia Woolf

Books by Christopher Alexander

Home: American Writers Remember Rooms of their Own, Sharon and Steve Fiffer

Thoughts of Home: Reflections on Families, Houses, and Homelands, Elaine Greene 

The Experience of Place: A New Way of Looking At and Dealing with Our Radically Changing Cities and Countryside, Tony Hiss

A Place Called Home: Twenty Writing Women Remember, Mickey Pearlman

Topophilia: A Study of Environmental Perception, Attitudes, and Values, Yi-Fu Tuan

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature, Janine Benyus

Vaastu: The Indian Art of Placement, Rohit Arya

Vastu Living: Creating a Home for the Soul, Kathleen Cox

An Introduction to Vaastu Shastra, P.N. Ramachandra

The Vaastu Workbook, Talavane Krishna, M.D.

The Practical Encyclopedia of Feng Shui, Gill Hale

Feng Shui Made Easy: Designing Your Life with the Ancient Art of Placement, William Spear 

Feng Shui: Step by Step, T. Raphael Simons 

Feng Shui: Arranging Your Home to Change Your Life, Kirsten M. Lagatree 

Creating Sacred Space with Feng Shui, Karen Kingtson

Dwelling in Possibility: Searching for the Soul of Shelter, Howard Mansfield

Urban Bestiary: Encountering the Everyday Wild, Lyanda Lynn Haupt

The Forgotten Room, Lincoln Child