Analysing Architecture offers a unique 'notebook' of architectural strategies to present an engaging introduction to elements and concepts in architectural design. Beautifully illustrated throughout with the author's original drawings, examples are drawn from across architectural history (from primitive places to late 20th century structures) to illustrate analytical themes and to show how drawing can be used to study architecture.
Simon Unwin clearly identifies the key elements of architecture and conceptual themes apparent in buildings. He describes ideas for use in the active process of design. Breaking down the grammar of architecture into themes and 'moves', Unwin exposes its underlying patterns to reveal the organisational strategies that lie beneath the superficial appearances of buildings.
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ARCHITECTURE AS IDENTIFICATION OF PLACE
BASIC ELEMENTS OF ARCHITECTURE
MODIFYING ELEMENTS OF ARCHITECTURE
ELEMENTS DOING MORE THAN ONE THING
USING THINGS THAT ARE THERE
PRIMITIVE PLACE TYPES
ARCHITECTURE AS MAKING FRAMES
TEMPLES AND COTTAGES
GEOMETRIES OF BEING
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