Beecroft, Julian Lost Cities: Beauty in Desolation
Bonnett, Alastair Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies
cummings, e e The poem titled [i carry your heart with me(i carry it in] I especially like this poem as sung by Michael Hedges on his album “Taproot”
Goldsworthy, Andy Andy Goldsworthy: A Collaboration with Nature Anything by Andy Goldsworthy speaks to the nature of impermanence. This Scottish artist creates his work with whatever he finds on his walks in nature. He photographs them, and then they return to their natural state.
Harmon, Katharine You Are Here: Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination
Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki Farewell to Manzanar: A True Story of Japanese American Experience During and After the World War II Internment
Hughes, T. John Apparitions: Architecture That Has Disappeared From Our Cities This book overlaps “then” with “now”, showing ghost outlines of buildings that were demolished to make way for new ones.
Jones, Diana Wynne Howl’s Moving Castle This is part of a trilogy. This has also been made into a movie by the famous Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki. It features a house that walks around.
Miéville, China The City & the City An intriguing speculative fiction story of two cities that exist in the same physical space but have entirely different cultures, languages, and habits.
Rives, T.M. Secret New York – An Unusual Guide. Local Guides by Local People This has some nice examples of pocket parks and other overlooked negative spaces.