Readings are classified as required, recommended, or for perusal. Readings assigned for each session are coupled under their respective themes, and are the basis of in-class discussions.


The following are recommended texts from which a number of the course readings are taken:

Buy at MIT Press Buy at Amazon Hays, K. Michael. Architecture's Desire: Reading the Late Avant-Garde. MIT Press, 2009. ISBN: 9780262513029.

Buy at Amazon Sykes, A. Krysta. Constructing a New Agenda: Architectural Theory 1993–2008. Princeton Architectural Press, 2010. ISBN: 9781568988597. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at MIT Press Buy at Amazon Moneo, Rafael. Theoretical Anxiety and Design Strategies in the Work of Eight Contemporary Architects. Translated by Gina Cariño. MIT Press, 2004. ISBN: 9780262134439.