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Recommended Readings

New students and those interested in the program often ask for us for recommended readings. This list is compiled primarily from student and faculty recommendations, and is based on texts identified as representative of, or core to, our work.

Benjamin, Walter. 2007. Illuminations. New York: Schocken Books.

Cooper-Marcus, Claire. 1995. House as a Mirror of Self. Conari Press.

Harvey, David. 1990. The Condition of Postmodernity. Blackwell.

Hayden, Dolores. 1995. The Power of Place. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Heft, Harry. 2005. Ecological Psychology in Context: James Gibson, Roger Barker, and the Legacy of William James’s Radical Empiricism. Lawrence Erlbaum.

Hiss, Tony. 1990. The Experience of Place. New York: Vintage.

Lippard, Lucy R. 1997. The Lure of the Local: Senses of Place in a Multicentered Society. New York: The New Press.

Mitchell, Don. 2003. The Right to the City: Social Justice and the Fight for Public Space. NY: Guilford Press.

Schivelbusch, Wolfgang. 1988. The Railway Journey: Trains and Travel in the Nineteenth Century. University of California Press.

Zeisel, J. 2006. Inquiry by design: environment/behavior/neuroscience in architecture, interiors, landscape, and planning. New York: W.W. Norton & Company

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