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    Collins Gem Architecture Learn How to Read a Building

    ISBN-10: 0007247370
    ISBN-13: 9780007247370
    Author(s): Timothy Brittain-Catlin
    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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    Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
    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.

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