A listing of publications that were the source of specific ideas and quotes for posts on RenaissanceRules, hopefully always attributed in the posts – please advise if corrections are needed!   Thank you!


Allen, David, Getting Things Done, Viking Penguin, 2001

AAM Editions, Rational Architecture: The Reconstruction of the European City, Archives d’Architecture Moderne, Bruxelles, 1978.

Bacon, Edmund, Design of Cities, Viking Press, New York, 1957.

Berlin, Isaiah, The Crooked Timber of Humanity, Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1998.

Bosch, Randy, Integrated Urban Open Space Systems, University of California, Berkeley, 1970.

Brodsky, Joseph, Watermark, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, 1992.

Broos, James, Bridges of Venice, Walking Tours (, ID: 2008254, ISBN 978-0-6152-1958-5).

Carver, Norman F., Jr., Italian Hilltowns, Documan Press, Kalamazoo, 1979.

Cessi, Roberto, and Alberti, Annibale, Rialto – L’Isola, il Ponte, Il Mercato, Bologna, 1934.

Crowley, Roger, City of Fortune: How Venice Ruled the Seas, Random House, New York, 2011.

DaMosta, Francesco, Francesco’s Venice, BBC Books, London, 2004.

Darling, F. Fraser, and Milton, John P., Editors, Future Environments of North America, Natural History Press, New York, 1966.

Dodi, Luigi, La Formazione Urbane del Parmense, Azzoni Editore, Parma, 1965.

Douglas, Hugh A., Venice on Foot, Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, 1907.

Doxiadis, Constantinos A., Ekistics, An Introduction to the Science of Human Settlements, Oxford University Press, New York, 1968.

Foscari, Giulia, Elements of Venice, Lars Muller Publishers, Zurich, 2014.

Foster, Hal (Editor), The Anti-Aesthetic:Essays on Postmodern Culture, Bay Press, Port Townsend, 1983.

Foster, Richard, Celebration of Discipline, Harper Collins, New York, 1978.

Giedion, Siegfried, Space, Time and Architecture, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1965.

Goy, Richard, Venice | The City and its Architecture, Phaidon Press Limited, London, 1997.

Greenblatt, Stephen, The Serve, W.W. Norton & Company, New York, 2011.

Hall, Edward T., Beyond Culture, Anchor/Doubleday, New York, 1976.

Hall, Edward T., The Dance of Life, The Other Dimension of Time, Anchor/Doubleday, NY, 1983.

Hare, Augustus J.C., Venice, Smith, Elder & Co., London, 1888.

Hess, Stephen, Organizing the Presidency, 3rd Edition, Brookings Institution Press, 2002.

Hubbard, William, Complicity and Conviction, MIT Press, Cambridge, 1980.

Huyssen, Andreas, Present Pasts: Urban Palimpsests and the Politics of Memory, Stanford University Press, Palo Alto, 2011.

Kostof, Spiro, A History of Architecture: Settings and Rituals, Oxford University Press, New York, 1985.

Kotter, John and Rathgeber, Holger “Our Iceberg is Melting”, St. Martins Press, 2006.

Krier, Rob, On Architecture, Academy Editions, London, 1982.

Krutch, Joseph Wood, The Desert Year, University of Arizona, Tucson, 1985.

Links, J. G., Venice for Pleasure, Pallas Athene, London, 1966.

Lynch, Kevin, A Theory of Good City Form, MIT Press, Cambridge, 1982.

Lynch, Kevin, Site Planning, MIT Press, Cambridge, 2nd Edition, 1971.

Lynch, Kevin, The Image of the City, MIT Press, Cambridge, 1960.

Lynch, Kevin, What Time is This Place?, MIT Press, Cambridge, 1972.

Locktov, JoAnn, editor, & Christopher, Charles, photography, Dream of Venice, Bella Figura Press, San Francisco, 2014.

Mather, Christine, Santa Fe Style, Rizzoli, New York, 1986.

Michalowicz, Mike, The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, Obsidian Launch, 2008.

Miozzi, Eugenio, Venetia, Citta Nobilissima: Venice, 1663, reprinted by Gregg International Publishing, Ltd., 1957.

McCain, Paul T., Editor, The Lutheran Study Bible, English Standard Version, Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis, 2009.

McHarg, Ian L., Design with Nature, The Natural History Press, New York, 1969.

Morris, A. E. J., History of Urban Form: Prehistory to the Renaissance, George Godwin Ltd., London, 1972.

Mulmenti, Pompeo, Venice: Its Individual Growth from the Earliest Beginnings to the Fall of the Republic , Part I, Volume I, Venice in the Middle Ages, translated by Horatio F. Brown, A.G. McClurg & Co., Chicago, 1906

Mumford, Lewis, The City in History, Harcourt, Brace & World, New York, 1961.

Odum, Eugene P., Fundamentals of Ecology, W. B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, 2nd Edition, 1959.

Pearl, Arnold and Schmitt, Thomas, Simple Solutions, Wiley, 2006.

Peters, Tom, The Pursuit of WOW!, Vintage, 1994.

Peters, Tom and Austin, Nancy, A Passion for Excellence – the Leadership Difference, Grand Central Publishing, 1989.

Porras, Jerry and Collins, James, Built to Last, Collins Business, 2002.

Rossi, Aldo, “A Scientific Autobiography”, MIT, Opposition Books, Cambridge, 1981.

Rossi, Aldo, “The Architecture of the City” MIT, Opposition Books, Cambridge, 1982.

Sebald, W. G. (Max), Austerlitz, Random House, New York, 2001.

Sheen, Fulton J., Treasure in Clay, Doubleday, New York, 1980.

Stegner, Wallace, Recapitulation, 1979, Penguin Paperback, 1997.

Tafuri, Manfredo (ed.), Renovatio Urbis, Venezia nell’eta di Andrea Gritti (1523-1538), Officina Edizioni, Rome, 1984.

Taleb, Nassim Nicholas, Antifragile – Things That Gain from Disorder, Random House, New York, 2012.

Taleb, Nassim Nicholas, Fooled By Randomness, Random House, New York, 2004.

Taleb, Nassim Nicholas, The Black Swan, Random House, New York, 2007.

Trincanato, Corrado B.,, Venezia Citta Mirabile, Cierre Edizioni, Verona, 2009.

Van der Ryn, Sim,  A Pattern Language, Oxford University Press, New York, 1977.

Vitoux, Frederic, Living in Venice, Flammarion, Paris, 2006?

von Oech, Roger, A Kick in the Seat of the Pants:  Using Your Explorer, Artist, Judge and Warrior to be More Creative, Harper Paperbacks, 1986.

von Oech, Roger, A Whack on the Side of the Head: How You Can be More Creative, 25th Anniversary Edition, Business Plus, 2009.

Wolfe, Thomas, From Bauhaus to Our House, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1981; reissue Picador, 2009.

Zardini, Mirko (Introduction by Christian Norberg-Schulz), The Architecture of Mario Botta, Rizzoli, New York, 1985.

Zocca, Mario, Urban History of the Italian City, Liguori Editore, Naples, 1961.

Zorzi, Alvise, Venice 697-1797: A City, A Republic, An Empire, The Overlook Press, Peter Mayer Publishers, Woodstock, New York, 1999.


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