Best Reference Books – Architecture and Town Planning

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Architecture and Town Planning subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Architecture and Town Planning along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Architecture and Town Planning subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Architecture and Town Planning" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Town Planning” by Rangwala

“Town Planning” Book Review: This book explains the general principles of town planning. This book is written in simple language. This book provides review questions at the end of each chapter which helps to review the chapter. This book covers topics like surveys, zoning, housing, slums, parks and playgrounds, industries, public buildings, re-planning existing towns, master plan, urban roads, traffic management.

2. “Principles Of Town Planning And Architecture” by Biswas Hiranmay

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“Principles of Town planning and Architecture” Book Review: This book explains the basic principles of town planning. This book covers human habitation environment and urbanization, evolution of forms, aesthetics proportions and materials, Architectural principles and bye-laws architectural project management and design.

3. “Architecture and Town Planning” by Joyce Oron and Netanel Osnat Semrik

“Architecture and Town Planning” Book Review: This book discusses floor plans and photographs of world leading designs of public buildings, housing projects.In this book author reflects on her life journey through various countries in examples of her renowned architecture.

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4. “Introduction to Development and Regional Planning” by Jayasri Ray

“Introduction to Development and Regional Planning” Book Review: This book is designed for students of economic, geography, regional and urban planning.This book has information on analyses of planning in India at macro, micro and meso level. This book covers concepts and theories of development and different contradictions arising out of policy intervention.

5. “Readings in Planning Theory” by Susan S Fainstein and James DeFilippis

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“Readings in Planning Theory” Book Review: This book covers development of planning theory, justifications and critiques of planning, implications of practice for theory, wicked problems in planning, and planning in a globalized world. This book discusses the latest theoretical and practical debates within the field of planning theory. This book has debates in planning theory with editorial materials.

6. “Vernacular Architecture: An Illustrated Handbook” by R W Brunskill

“Vernacular Architecture: An Illustrated Handbook” Book Review: This book explains the architecture of manor houses, farmhouses, cottages, barns, stables, mills, inns, shops and early industrial buildings. This book discusses various materials and methods of construction used for walls, roofs, staircases, windows, doorways with examples.

7. “The City of Tomorrow and Its Planning” by Le Corbusier

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“The City of Tomorrow and Its Planning” Book Review: This book is the author’s perspective about the cities. This book is divided into three parts. First part discusses general considerations. Second part of the book deals with laboratory work. Third part of the book is about a concrete case: the centre of paris.

8. “Research Design in Urban Planning: A Student’s Guide” by Stuart Farthing

“Research Design in Urban Planning: A Student’s Guide” Book Review: This book covers the design of planning research, post-positivism and planning research, policy issues and research questions, a justification for research question, methods of data generation in research, data analysis, ethics of research, cross-national comparative research in urban planning. This book provides references for every chapter. This book has exercise at the end of every chapter.

9. “Application of Computer Aided Design to Town Planning Practice” by Kilanko Tolulope G
10. “Ancient Town-Planning” by F Haverfield

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“Ancient Town-Planning” Book Review: This book explains the art of laying out towns with due care for the health and comfort of inhabitants, for industrial and commercial efficiency, and for reasonable beauty of buildings. This book covers greek town planning, italian town planning, roman provincial towns and roman building laws.

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