Understanding Architecture

Understanding Architecture

by Robert McCarter, Juhani Pallasma
     
 

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Intended both as an introductory text for students and professionals in the field as well as an accessible read for the general public, Primer on Architecture (working title) addresses the basic principles of architecture and uncovers its ongoing influence in contemporary culture. The volume is organized in a series of chapters based on key architectural themes--space

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Intended both as an introductory text for students and professionals in the field as well as an accessible read for the general public, Primer on Architecture (working title) addresses the basic principles of architecture and uncovers its ongoing influence in contemporary culture. The volume is organized in a series of chapters based on key architectural themes--space, time, matter, gravity, light, silence, dwelling, ritual, memory, landscape, and place--with an introductory essay for each chapter that includes a wide variety of historical examples from around the world followed by more in depth analyses of key buildings that further exemplify the theme of a particular chapter. By combining a broad historical sweep with a jargon-free architectural study of space and the direct experience of architecture, this volume will be a unique introduction to architecture as a timeless and enduring art.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714848099
Publisher:
Phaidon Press
Publication date:
10/22/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
1,048,058
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

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