Analysing Architecture

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Psychology Press, 2003 - Architecture - 255 pages
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Analysing Architectureoffers 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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Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
iii
Basic Elements of Architecture
27
Architecture as Making Frames
95
Geometries of Being
123
Space and Structure
159
Transition Hierarchy Heart
195
Iron Age House
213
The Vanna Venturi House
231
Index
251
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About the author (2003)

Simon Unwin lectures at The Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, Wales.

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