The Old Way of Seeing

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 1994 - Architecture - 241 pages
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In this fascinating tour of our buildings and our social history, architect and critic Hale examines the historical movement in the 1830s, when builders and architects began to lose their sense of surety about what they were doing, and explores the societal pressures that turned buildings from pure efforts at expression into structures laden with symbols. Photos and illustrations.

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THE OLD WAY OF SEEING: How Architecture Lost Its Magic (And How to Get It Back)

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An architect and critic elaborates on what most of us see when we look at much of modern architecture: buildings that are lifeless and just plain ugly. Hale laments the current state of architecture ... Read full review

The old way of seeing

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Intended for the lay reader, this primer on design explores a number of interesting byways, from symbolism to scale, context, regulating lines, and pattern languages. Practiced New England architect ... Read full review

Contents

LIGHT AND SHADE WALLS AND SPACE
1
ORDINARY PLACES
11
THE PRINCIPLES OF PATTERN
45
Copyright

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Hale has written several articles about Radiohead and the alternative music scene.

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