Favorite Architecture Stories
"Architecture Holds a Thousand Stories" - What is you favorite story about building design or construction; is it fact or fiction? Book or Film?
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The Fountainhead (1943) introduced the world to architect Howard Roark, an intransigent individualist. (The Fountainhead was also a film- listed elsewhere)
The Cloud Sketcher: A Novel, by Richard Rayner, in which a fictional architect from a village in Finland becomes a designer for a leading New York City gangster.
Truth is better than fiction when it's written this well! The Devil in the White City, Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair that Changed America, by Erik Larson
An international thriller with a prominent London Architect as the protagonist.
Good Guys, Wiseguys, and Putting Up Buildings: A Life in Construction (9780312641672): Samuel C. Florman: Books
Memoir of a life in construction.
Documentary film; the story of one man's search to know the hidden heart of his father, Louis I. Kahn.