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Analysing Architecture / Edition 2

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Overview

Analysing Architecture offers a unique 'notebook' of architectural strategies to present an engaging introduction to elements and concepts in architectural design. Illustrated throughout with the author's original drawings, examples are drawn from across the world and many periods of architectural history (from prehistoric times to the recent past) to illustrate analytical themes and to show how drawing can be used to study architecture.
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Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Uses drawings of past architectural works as the principle means of analysis. Explores themes such as architecture as identification of place; basic, modifying and multi-tasked elements of architecture; primitive place types; frame making; temples and cottages; the use of geometry; space and structure; parallel walls; and stratification, transition and hierarchy. Includes case studies on works such as the Fitzwilliam College chapel, the Schminke house, Merrist Wood, the Vanna Venturi house, and the Woodland chapel. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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"Cover-to-cover, Analysing Architecture lives up to its acclaim as an engaging, thoughtful and beautiful introduction to architecture." -Erick Villagomez, Spacing Magazine
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415306843
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/12/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Simon Unwin is Emeritus Professor of Architecture at the University of Dundee, Scotland. He has lived in Great Britain and Australia, and taught or lectured on his work in China, Israel, India, Sweden, Turkey and the United States. Analysing Architecture’s international relevance is indicated by its translation into Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish and its adoption for architecture courses around the world. Simon Unwin continues to teach at The Welsh School of Architecture in Cardiff, UK.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition 10
Acknowledgements 12
Introduction 13
Architecture as Identification of Place 19
Basic Elements of Architecture 27
Modifying Elements of Architecture 35
Elements Doing More Than One Thing 49
Using Things That Are There 59
Primitive Place Types 71
Architecture as Making Frames 95
Temples and Cottages 107
Geometries of Being 123
Ideal Geometry 145
Space and Structure 159
Parallel Walls 173
Stratification 185
Transition, Hierarchy, Heart 195
Postscript 203
Case Studies 213
Select Bibliography and References 243
Index 251
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