The Language of Architecture: 26 Principles Every Architect Should Know

The Language of Architecture: 26 Principles Every Architect Should Know

by Andrea Simitch, Val Warke
     
 

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Examine the basic elements and principles of architectural design in this comprehensive reference that defines each of the basic elements. This must-have book enhances visual literacy, and inspires with dynamic and memorable visual references.
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Examine the basic elements and principles of architectural design in this comprehensive reference that defines each of the basic elements. This must-have book enhances visual literacy, and inspires with dynamic and memorable visual references.

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"Architects Simitch and Warke (both, Cornell Univ.) offer an approachable, visual guidebook and reference to the basics of the discipline, equating learning the foundational principles of the architectural process to learning a new language. The language itself comprises 26 building blocksâ??basic principles that inform the integrity of timeless design. The authors identify these principles as "vital fundamentals." Although the authors have limited themselves to 26 elements in a nod to the alphabet, this volume does not belabor the analogy. It is erudite, insightful, and highly illustrated, reflecting the complexity and beauty of architectural language. As the introduction states, architecture is best considered comparable to "poetic language," and the authors deliver by honing difficult ideas to their essentials. In this volume for both students and professionals, each chapter is succinct and thought provoking. Summing Up: *** Highly recommended." - Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592538584
Publisher:
Rockport Publishers
Publication date:
07/15/2014
Edition description:
Illustrate
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
478,171
Product dimensions:
8.12(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.75(d)

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