Introducing Architectural Theory Debating a Discipline

ISBN-10: 0415888387
ISBN-13: 9780415888387
Edition: 2012
Authors: Korydon Smith
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Book details

List price: $32.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 3/8/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

This is the most accessible architectural theory book that exists. Korydon Smith presents each common architectural subject – such as tectonics, use, and site – as though it were a conversation across history between theorists by providing you with the original text, a reflective text, and a philosophical text. He also introduces each chapter by highlighting key ideas and asking you a set of reflective questions so that you can hone your own theory, which is essential to both your success in the studio and your adaptability in the profession. These primary source texts, which are central to your understanding of the discipline, were written by such architects as Le Corbusier, Robert Venturi, and Adrian Forty. The appendices also have guides to aid your reading comprehension; to help you write descriptively, analytically, and disputationally; and to show you citation styles and how to do library-based research. More than another architectural theory book about the great thinkers, Introducing Architectural Theoryteaches you to think as well.

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