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Collins Gem Architecture Learn How to Read a Building

ISBN-10: 0007247370
ISBN-13: 9780007247370
Edition: 2007
List price: $6.95
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Description: Architecture is all around us—it is part of our lives, and its continuing development is a central theme in the history of mankind. Learning to read a building—its style, period, and architectural features—is the route to understanding a major part  More...

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Book details

List price: $6.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Publication date: 5/28/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 3.25" wide x 4.70" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 0.220
Language: English

Architecture is all around us—it is part of our lives, and its continuing development is a central theme in the history of mankind. Learning to read a building—its style, period, and architectural features—is the route to understanding a major part of cultural inheritance.nbsp;This guidenbsp;takes the reader through the process of learning more about buildings and architecture. Starting with the basics of analyzing the home, then moving onto looking at public buildings and larger and more well-known structures, Timothy Brittain-Catlin shows the reader how features are inherited and copied, as well as adapted with each new generation. Whether you live in a smallnbsp;apartmentnbsp;ornbsp;anbsp;house, you can find traces of architectural history, learn to interpret the features you see, and put them into the wider context of your surroundings. With easy reference ID guides to important features and concepts,nbsp;andnbsp;chapters onnbsp;Classical, Gothic, 19th Century, and post-1900 architecture,nbsp;this book will help you start to uncover fascinating aspects of architectural style and history from the buildings you pass every day.

Timothy Brittain-Catlin is an architectural historian, architect and writer on architecture. He teaches at the Kent School of Architecture, University of Kent, at Canterbury. He has worked in Israel on urban renewal schemes, and taught at the Israeli Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem. He contributes to the Architectural Review, writes regular features for the World of Interiors, and also designed his own house, the Millennium Villa.

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