Understanding Architecture: An Introduction to Architecture and Architectural History

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Psychology Press, 1994 - Architecture - 266 pages
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Understanding Architecture is a comprehensive introduction to architecture and architectural history and exceptional in its approach. It explores architecture as a current practice in relation to its history and in relation to the wider context of cultures, conservation, planning and the environment. It introduces issues of urbanism, feminism and ethnicity, concerns which are at the forefront of current debates on architecture. Its aim is to help people make sense of the experience of architecture and the built environment by understanding more about the form, construction, meaning and history of the subject. Lavishly illustrated, it will be of interest to students of architecture, architectural history, interior design, planning, leisure, and heritage and design. The full appendices include a glossary, suggestions for further reading and useful addresses.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
1
Chapter 2 What is architecture?
8
Chapter 3 What is architectural history?
27
Chapter 4 Function space and the interior environment
42
Chapter 5 Materials and construction
65
Chapter 6 The exterior
92
Chapter 7 Site and place
118
Chapter 8 Styles and periods
137
Chapter 9 Sources
161
Chapter 10 Drawings models and photographs
177
Notes
206
Appendix II Further reading
237
Appendix III Useful addresses
248
Index
264
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