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Why Architecture Matters

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ISBN-10: 0300168179

ISBN-13: 9780300168174

Edition: 2011

Authors: Paul Goldberger

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Why Architecture Mattersis not a work of architectural history or a guide to the styles or an architectural dictionary, though it contains elements of all three. The purpose ofWhy Architecture Mattersis to "come to grips with how things feel to us when we stand before them, with how architecture affects us emotionally as well as intellectually"with its impact on our lives. "Architecture begins to matter," writes Paul Goldberger, "when it brings delight and sadness and perplexity and awe along with a roof over our heads." He shows us how that works in examples ranging from a small Cape Cod cottage to the "vast, flowing" Prairie houses of Frank Lloyd Wright, from the Lincoln Memorial to the…    
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 3/29/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.51" wide x 7.72" long x 0.87" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Paul Goldberger is the architectural critic and a staff writer at The New Yorker.