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From the Publisher'An extremely readable book, due in part to the soundbite-sized chapters'
Architects Journal, 19.01.06
"There is no set path to beautiful design, and as designers we are always moving forward, looking for the next problem to solve. Lawson reminds us, however, that taking the time to engage the issues comprehensively leads to more well-rounded, and ultimately better finished products. As such, developing a solid set of foundation skills and methods are of the utmost importance, permeating into other work and yielding stronger results." — Jeremy Senko, Spacing Magazine
Reviews of previous editions:
'It has a great virtue of being thorough and readable... excellent bibliography.'
'This book makes a valuable, if individualistic contribution to the literature of design theory.'
Science and Technology Press
'The author succeeds in demystifying his subject for the lay reader.'
'The chapters are well written in a readable form and packed full of data undeniably valuable to students.'
'Its success is well deserved, because it is clearly written, the arguments are logically presented, and the design process is indeed demystified.'
Architectural Science Review