The following list includes recommended readings to help prepare you for the program and careers in design. All of the books are available through the City Colleges of Chicago library system. To find a book in the CCC system click here. If the book is not in the stacks at your college, you can request that it be delivered to your college.
Brunelleschi's dome : how a Renaissance genius reinvented architecture by Ross King. Available at Harold Washington and Wright.
Experiencing architecture by Steen Eileen Rasmussen. Available at Daley, Malcolm X, Truman and Wright.
Learning from Las Vegas by Steven Izenour, Denise Scott Brown, and Robert Venturi. Available at Truman and Wright.
Home: A short history of an idea by Witold Rybczynski. Available at Harold Washington and Malcolm X.
In Praise of Shadows by Junʼichirō Tanizaki. Available at Wright.
Kindergarten Chats by Louis H. Sullivan. Available at Daley, Harold Washington and Wright.
Towards a new architecture by Le Corbusier. Available at Malcolm X, Truman and Wright.