Architecture For Dummies

Architecture For Dummies


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Architecture For Dummies by Deborah K. Dietsch, Robert A. M. Stern

When is a building just a building and when is it art? This accessible guide cuts through the jargon and clearly explains the essentials of architecture, demystifying the incredible ways in which structures and spaces come alive. You'll gain a real appreciation for architecture and the confidence to talk about it—even to an architect.

  • Just the essential information for readers on the go who want to understand architecture.
  • Covers the highlights of architectural history, from the Great Pyramids to Frank Gehry's Guggenheim museum in Bilbao.
  • Explains how to look at a building and appreciate it. Explains when a building's a building and when it's art.
  • Part of Tens includes Ten Great Architectural Masterpieces, Ten Biggest Architectural and Engineering Failures, Ten of the Most Interesting Architects Working Today, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764553967
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 06/28/2002
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 344
Sales rank: 247,313
Product dimensions: 7.38(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.85(d)

About the Author

Deborah K. Dietsch is an architecture and design critic who writes for major newspapers and magazines. She is the former editor-in-chief of Architecture Magazine and former executive editor of Architecture Record.

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