Summary: 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 elevati ...show moreons, and how architects, like other artists, make creative use of space and light.
Enhanced with 53 line drawings, ABC of Architecture contains a glossary and a list of further readings for those many students and enthusiasts whose curiosity will surely be piqued by this engaging work.
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