Architecture as space: how to look at architecture

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Da Capo Press, Aug 21, 1993 - Space (Architecture) - 310 pages
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This classic work (first published in Italian in 1948, translated in 1957, and revised in 1974) examines the history of architecture in light of its essence as space, animating and illuminating architectural creations so that their beauty—or indifference—is exposed. Along with commercial and dwelling units, temples, palaces, and cathedrals, Zevi treats structures such as fountains, columns, and monuments, subjecting them all to aesthetic, cultural, and functional criteria and explaining them in easily understood terms. Beautifully illustrated with examples from the entire history of the art, this is one of the most stimulating and provocative books ever written on the history and purpose of architecture.

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User Review  - Shinuna Said - Goodreads

I got this book from a second hand book store when I was a student in Manchester...One of my favourite books on architecture, with great sketches. The concept of space within architecture is echoed throughout the book especially in rennaissance and middle eastern architecture Read full review

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User Review  - julia - Goodreads

this is a great into to the theoretical aspects of architecture and how architects think of themselves as space designers. It give good ideas for how to deliniate space to make the users feel certain ways. Its a cool book. Read full review

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