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ABC of Architecture - 98 edition

ABC of Architecture (ISBN10: 0812216318; ISBN13: 9780812216318)
ISBN13: 978-0812216318
ISBN10: 0812216318

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0812234237
ISBN10: 0812234235

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
ons, 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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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 elevations, 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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Edition/Copyright: 98
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Published: 10/28/1997
International: No

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