The story of architecture
This work is a general introduction to architecture told through a narrativeequence of 21 chapters, each charting a stage in the devlopment ofrchitecture. These chapters divide the text into natural study unitsovering the entire world and the whole of human architectural history.;ithout using technical language, Patrick Nuttgens draws on his ownrchitectural experience to enable the reader to enter the mind of therchitects - trying always to answer the simple question such as: "Why is itike that ?"
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