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ABC of Architecture

ABC of Architecture - 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0812216318

Cover of ABC of Architecture 98 (ISBN 978-0812216318)
ISBN13: 978-0812216318
ISBN10: 0812216318
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 98
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Published: 1998
International: No

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ABC of Architecture - 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0812216318

James F. O'Gorman

ISBN13: 978-0812216318
ISBN10: 0812216318
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 98
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

Published: 1998
International: No
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.

Author Bio

O'Gorman, James F. : Wellesley College

James F. O'Gorman is Grace Slack McNeil Professor of the History of American Art at Wellesley College and author of more than a dozen books on architecture and art history.

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