The first three books of the Thinkers for Architects series have just been released by Routledge. The series editor is Adam Sharr of the WSA, and his book Heidegger for Architects is one of the three titles. The others are Deleuze and Guattari for Architects by Andrew Ballantyne and Irigaray for Architects by Peg Rawes.
Architects have often looked to philosophers and theorists from beyond the discipline for design inspiration or in search of a critical framework for practice, and this original series offers quick, clear introductions to key thinkers who have written about architecture and whose work can yield insights for designers. Each book reflects upon what a thinker has to offer for architects, locates their architectural thinking in the context of their work, introduces significant texts, helps decode terms and provides quick reference for further reading. For those who find theoretical writing on architecture difficult, or simply don't know where to begin, this series will be indispensable.
Further information can be found on the Series page of the Routledge website, from where the books can also be purchased:
The next three titles are planned for launch in early 2009.