The following five books are the classical Architectural books that in my opinion had a significant impact on the practise and direction of Architecture. They are a must read for anyone who is involved in Architectural field.
- The Ten Books on Architecture by Vitruvius
- Space Time and Architecture by Siegfried Giedion
- Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture by Robert Venturi
- Learning from Las Vegas by Robert Venturi
- The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs