Analysing Architecture

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Routledge, 2003 - Architecture - 255 pages
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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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About the author (2003)

Simon Unwin is a Senior Lecturer at The Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University. He has lived in Britain and Australia, and has taught architecture in Israel, Sweden, and the United States.

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