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Publication Date: 2014-08-23


A Book List from Peter Pennoyer

Architect and architectural historian Peter Pennoyer, who heads an international practice that is recognized as a leader in traditional architecture and historic preservation, lists 10 books that “made a mark on me as I became an architect. Some are high, some are low, but these were the books that stand out as touchstones.”


Books written by Peter Pennoyer: The Architecture of Delano & Aldrich, 2003 (W.W. Norton), The Architecture of Warren & Wetmore, 2006 (W.W. Norton), and The Architecture of Grosvenor Atterbury, 2009 (W.W. Norton)

He says, “My father, who was on the New York City Art Commission and the Building Committee at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, would bring home pamphlets, plans and even books from hearings and meetings at which the few building projects proposed in the dim days of the late 1960s and early 1970s were under review. I remember in particular the 1971 master plan of the Metropolitan Museum of Art by Kevin Roche and John Dinkeloo... Seeing everything presented like this got me thinking about what architects do.”

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Select books from Peter Pennoyer's book list: From Bauhaus to Our House by Tom Wolfe, New York 1930 by Robert A.M Stern, et al. and The Rome of Borromini Paolo Portoghesi

See Peter Pennoyer's complete book list on Designers & Books.


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