Abercrombie, Stanley. “Architecture As Art: An Esthetic Analysis.” New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1984. A study of the esthetic nature of architecture. The entire book is based on the concept that “Architecture is building raised to the level of art.”
Bloomer, Kent C. and Charles W. Moore. “Body, Memory,and Architecture.” New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1977. Designed by our seminar leader and another to teach the fundamentals of architectural design to first-year professional students at the Yale School of Architecture. Chapter 7, “Body Movement” written by Robert J. Yudell provided some additional useful information for this study.
Brown, Elizabeth Mills. “NEW HAVEN: A Guide to Architecture and Urban Design.” New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1976. Provides a history of the town plan; historical and architectural background; 15 mapped areas with a photo and description of many buildings in each area; and an index of architects, builders, planners, and artists. Useful for the teacher, and students!
Downing, A.J. “The Architecture of Country Houses.” New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1969. Downing (1815-1852) was America’s first important landscape architect, who offered low-priced, well-styled houses with many features usually found only in mansions. This book is a republication of the work originally published by D. Appleton & Co. in 1850.
Heinz, Bernard. “Center Church On-the-Green.” New Haven: A Bicentennial Publication of The First Church of Christ, 1976.
Jung, C. G., editor. “Man and His Symbols.” London: Aldus Books, 1964. A “popular culture” overview of the psychologist Carl Jung’s prolific work.
Suzanne H. Crowhurst. “Explorations in the Meaning of Architecture.” Woodstock, NY: Gondolier Press, 1979. The author looks at architecture designed by well-known authors. She illustrates how various elements of each author/architects’ houses embody an aspect of the designer’s inner world. Authors selected are: Carl G. Jung, Mark Twain, Sir Walter Scott, Jack London, Edith Wharton, Robinson Jeffers, Washington Irving, Eugene O’Neill, Malcolm Lowry, and Horace Walpole.