David Brooks had an interesting opinion piece in the NYTimes today about the power of reading, and especially the difference between reading real books and reading on the internet. Although the article is about lower-income kids, I believe the same applies to architecture students and professionals. Reading real books about architecture is essential to becoming part of the profession, to feeling empowered by knowledge, and the rich tradition of theory and scholarship that has always been the source for all great architecture.
What books are you reading? Send in your list: let’s try to create a summer reading list for the whole studio.