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Architecture For Dummies

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ISBN: 9780764553967
AuthorDietsch, Deborah K.
Pub Date14/06/2002
BindingPaperback
Pages336
CountryUSA
Dewey720
Quick overview Explains the essentials of architecture. This book covers highlights of architectural history, from Great Pyramids to Frank Gehry's Guggenheim museum in Bilbao.
€18.77

When is a building just a building and when is it art? This accessible guide cuts through the jargon and clearly explains the essentials of architecture, demystifying the incredible ways in which structures and spaces come alive. You'll gain a real appreciation for architecture and the confidence to talk about it even to an architect. It provides just the essential information for readers on the go who want to understand architecture. It covers the highlights of architectural history, from the Great Pyramids to Frank Gehry's Guggenheim museum in Bilbao. It explains how to look at a building and appreciate it. It explains when a building's a building and when it's art. Part of Tens includes Ten Great Architectural Masterpieces, Ten Biggest Architectural and Engineering Failures, Ten of the Most Interesting Architects Working Today, and more.

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When is a building just a building and when is it art? This accessible guide cuts through the jargon and clearly explains the essentials of architecture, demystifying the incredible ways in which structures and spaces come alive. You'll gain a real appreciation for architecture and the confidence to talk about it even to an architect. It provides just the essential information for readers on the go who want to understand architecture. It covers the highlights of architectural history, from the Great Pyramids to Frank Gehry's Guggenheim museum in Bilbao. It explains how to look at a building and appreciate it. It explains when a building's a building and when it's art. Part of Tens includes Ten Great Architectural Masterpieces, Ten Biggest Architectural and Engineering Failures, Ten of the Most Interesting Architects Working Today, and more.

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