Architecture A to Z: A Rough Guide

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John Wiley & Sons, 2001 - Architecture - 177 pages
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Louis Hellman is "Architecture's official satirist since the 1960's" The Guardian

Louis Hellman's work is internationally renowned within the field of architecture and has enduring popularity with all divisions of the profession. In his latest work he uses the alphabet to provide an engaging guide through the architectural process and the entire range of factors which affect the development and design of buildings.

This fun and informative alphabet of architectural terms serves as a humorous guide into the world of modern architecture. His cartoons are loaded with humour and yet give a unique insight into the architectural world. Key topics covered include:
* Futurism
* Politics
* Zeitgeist

Witty as well as informative, Architecture A- Z will intrigue and delight all those with in interest in the world and development of architecture. The book provides a light-hearted and yet comprehensive introduction to the world and terminology of architecture.

Hellman strikes a rare balance to provide a volume that is both humourous and thought provoking. He does not look at architecture as an isolated discipline, but constantly places it in a social context. This unique approach creates a fascinating and engaging document for anyone interested in the field of architecture.

"Hellman is a brilliant cartoonist and architect" Private Eye

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