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Explore the building blocks of modern architecture--from first idea to finished building
The Fundamentals of Architecture, like the other books in the successful Fundamentals series, gives a comprehensive introduction to the basics of its subject--the building-block ideas behind architecture, interior design, and the graphic language of planning space. From the first ideas on a new architectural project, to siting, context, and historical precedent, to development of the structure, materials, and the relationship of design concept to the building process, The Fundamentals of Architecture reveals and illuminates the thinking and planning that goes into great building design.
One-volume introduction for students and everyone who admires great architecture Written by leading scholars Readable and beautiful
Posted August 17, 2010
This is an excellent introduction to architecture, covering both the historical and theoretical underpinning of the subject as well as the technical aspects of practicing architecture.
The first couple of chapters provide an initial introduction to architecture, including an interesting section focussing on the development from 'The Ancient World' through to 'Modernism'. Other examples of topics included are materials, construction and sustainability.
The final chapter, 'Realisation' is a particularly useful guide to the various stages of the professional design process including helpful explanations of the roles of surveyors, engineers and contractors in relation to the Architect.
The book is also really well designed and the text is supported by images and diagrams of projects throughout. This would be a perfect book for anyone interested in or already studying architecture.