From the article: Favorite Fiction About Architecture
Architects are heroes in many great novels. What's your favorite fun, fictional book about Architecture? Who wrote the novel? What made that novel so great?
- Charles Bancroft’s debut novel, The Architect. The thriller, centred around colourful London architect, Rob Gilbert is popular with sales in over 20 countries and strong reviews on Amazon.
- —Guest Charles Bancroft
Mr. Blandings Builds his Dream House
- Humorous account of a family trying to build their dream house. Also a movie with Cary Grant!
- —Guest Andie
- In this ambitious debut novel, fact and fiction blend together brilliantly. While scholars have largely relegated Mamah to a footnote in the life of America’s greatest architect, author Nancy Horan gives full weight to their dramatic love story and illuminates Cheney’s profound influence on Wright.
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
- It's a page-turner novel about building a cathedral in the 12th century. The book has plenty of architecture, intrigue, and mystery. Bookstore link: http://erclk.about.com/?zi=1/2vMe
- —Guest Greeny
The Devil in The White City
- Story about the architect behind the World's Columbian Exposition held in Chicago in 1893, and the serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death. Author: Erik Larson. Bookstore link: http://erclk.about.com/?zi=1/2vMY
- —Guest swynne
Fountainhead by Ayan Rand
- This is the best novel ever written on any architect.
- —Guest arif kamal