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"Deborah Dietsch is an insightful critic and author. In this book, she has a rare ability to address a professional audience, while providing accessibility to a lay reader."

FIAI, Antoine Predock Architecture

Discover the thrill of architecture from the Great Pyramids to the Guggenheim Bilbao

Great architects, innovative designs, and engaging photographs throughout

Get a handle on the nuts and bolts of design and construction

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.

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Synopsis:

This volume provides the essential information for readers on the go who want to understand architecture. It covers the highlights of architectural history, from the Great Pyramids to Frank Gehry's Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.

Synopsis:

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.

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Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Debra Dietch, (Washington DC) is currently an art and architecture critic for Sun-Sentinel, Tribune Co. She was a writer on architecture and design for major newspapers and periodicals such as Forbes, Florida Architecture, House Beautiful, Museum Magazine, Old House Journal, Sotheby's Domain, Washington Post, and more. She also held top editor positions at the two leading professional architecture magazines: Architectural Record and Architecture magazine.

Table of Contents

Foreword.

Introduction.

Part I: Knowing and Appreciating Architecture.

Chapter 1: Knowing When a Building Is Just a Building and When It's Architecture.

Chapter 2: How to Look at a Building.

Chapter 3: Building Your Architectural Vocabulary.

Part II: Nuts and Bolts: Looking at How Architecture Is Designed and Built.

Chapter 4: How Buildings Are Born.

Chapter 5: Just What Do Architects Do, Anyway?

Chapter 6: A Simple Structure: How Buildings Stand Up.

Part III: Western Architecture: A Survey of the Most Important Structures.

Chapter 7: Gimme Shelter: Prehistoric Structures and the Ancient World.

Chapter 8: Acropolis Now: Classical Greece and Rome.

Chapter 9: Domes, Arches, and Vaults, Oh My: Byzantine and Medieval Architecture.

Chapter 10: Beauty Meets Mathematics and Drama: From Renaissance to Rococo.

Chapter 11: Revivals Everywhere: The Classical and Gothic Are New Again.

Chapter 12: Here Comes the Industrial

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i've read the synopsis, and i will love this book, because architect need this to give him self and client the knowledge they need to comunicate the design.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780764553967
Author:
Dietsch, Deborah K.
Publisher:
For Dummies
Author:
Stern, Robert A. M.
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
General
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
General Architecture
Subject:
General & Introductory Architecture
Subject:
ARCHITECTURE / General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
For Dummies (Lifestyles)
Series Volume:
88-661.
Publication Date:
20110509
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.20x7.38x.85 in. 1.16 lbs.
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"Synopsis" by , This volume provides the essential information for readers on the go who want to understand architecture. It covers the highlights of architectural history, from the Great Pyramids to Frank Gehry's Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.
"Synopsis" by , 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.
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"Synopsis" by , 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.
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