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Publisher Comments:

ABC of Architecture is an accessible, nontechnical introduction to architectural structure, history, and criticism. Author James F. O'Gormon moves seamlessly from a discussion of the most basic inspiration for architecture (the need for shelter from the elements), to an exploration of space, system, and material, and, finally, to an examination of the language and history of architecture. He shows the nonspecialist how to read a design in plans, sections, and elevations, and how architects, like other artists, make creative use of space and light.

Synopsis:

While human needs for shelter, comfort, and beauty haven't changed, the buildings created in response to these needs have. In this primer on the art, science, and history of architecture, James F. O'Gorman proposes that there is a poetics to the endeavor of building, and that architecture is not only a form of language but also a way to understand history. 53 illustrations.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [121]) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812216318
Author:
McGrath, Dennis E.
Author:
McGrath, Dennis E.
Author:
O'Gorman, James F.
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press
Location:
Philadelphia, Pa. :
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
ARCHITECTURE / Reference
Copyright:
Series Volume:
v. 1549
Publication Date:
19971031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.52x5.52x.42 in. .43 lbs.
Age Level:
18-18

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"Synopsis" by , While human needs for shelter, comfort, and beauty haven't changed, the buildings created in response to these needs have. In this primer on the art, science, and history of architecture, James F. O'Gorman proposes that there is a poetics to the endeavor of building, and that architecture is not only a form of language but also a way to understand history. 53 illustrations.
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