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   Recommended Reading lists for Architecture Students -> Assistant Professor Jeff Hartnett

Jeff Hartnett
Jeff Hartnett
Assistant Professor from
August 1998 - June 2004

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
School of Architecture

Recommended Reading list for Architecture Students
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Pirsig, Robert.Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. New York: Morrow, 1984.

for both its discussion and advocacy of the issue of Quality, and of the need to re-evaluate almost everything about education in general and the unspoken assumptions behind its processes
Quinn, Daniel. My Ishmael. New York: Bantam Books, 1997.
for both its ground-shaking questioning of human beings' relationship to their world and the argument's implications for issues such as sustainability, growth, civilization, and design
Sambhava, Sambhava. The Tibetan book of the dead: the great book of natural liberation through understanding in the between. New York: Bantam Books, 1993. for reminding us of the ultimate reality of the physical being temporary and the spiritual being (at least potentially more) lasting
Benedikt, Michael. For an architecture of reality. New York: Lumen Books, 1987. for both its pithy and penetrating analysis of the contemporary architectural condition and its positive suggestions for specific "qualities and characteristics" to make things better
Venturi, Robert. Denise Scott Brown, And Steven Izenour. Learning from Las Vegas. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, various editions for both its verbal and visual analysis of archetypal American suburban-urbanity and, simply, because you now live in Vegas and you've got to understand your local condition as well as you can, and this is a place to start!
Dillard, Anne. Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. Toronto ; New York: Bantam Books, 1975. for both it exemplifying and celebrating a human being's complete fascination with nature and the physical world which she inhabits, and in finding great importance in the real and often little things inhabiting that local world

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