Me - I wouldn't put Florida's book as #1 as there's are critically convincing arguments against many of his assumptions. The rest of the list is wonderful & I'm tracking down the books I don't have.
Maria Popova's article is worth reading with great summaries & images from these works. Thank You!
Lewis Mumford's The City in History: Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects
The Zinester’s Guide to NYC
John Kasarda & Greg Lindsay's Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next
Edward Glaeser's In Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier
Jane Jacobs' The Death and Life of Great American Cities
Witold Rybczynski's Makeshift Metropolis: Ideas About Cities