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Analysing Architecture / Edition 4

Analysing Architecture / Edition 4

by Simon Unwin
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Analysing Architecture offers a unique "notebook" of architectural strategies which presents an engaging introduction to elements and concepts in architectural design. This book offers a greater understanding of architecture's creative disciplines and a chance

for readers to develop further their own capacities for architectural design.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415719179
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/14/2014
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents



Architecture as Identification of Place

Basic Elements of Architecture

Modifying Elements of Architecture

Elements Doing More Than One Thing

Using Things That Are There

Primitive Place Types

Architecture as Making


Temples and Cottages

Geometry in Architecture

Space and Structure

Parallel Walls


Transition, Hierarchy, Heart


Case Studies

Fitzwilliam College Chapel

The Schminke House

Merrist Wood

The Vanna Venturi


The Woodland Chapel

Select Bibliography and References


What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"Excellent in every way - a core book along with An Architectural Notebook by him"– Terry Robson, Teaching Fellow in Architecture at the University of Bath, UK

"Probably the best introductory book on architecture" – Andrew Higgott, Lecturer in Architecture at the University of East London, UK

"I think this is an excellent book and I will continue to recommend it to my students."– Donald Hanlon, Professor at the Department of Architecture, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, US

"This book opens a fresh way to understanding architecture. It offers a unique 'notebook' of architectural strategies to present an engaging introduction to elements and concepts in architectural design. Beautifully illustrated throughout with the author's original drawings, examples are drawn from across the world and many periods of architectural of the key texts in architectural education."

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