Understanding Architecture: An Introduction to Architecture and Architectural History

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Psychology Press, 2005 - Architecture - 285 pages
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A comprehensive introduction to architecture and architectural history and exceptional in its approach, this book explores architecture as a current practice in relation to history and in relation to the wider context of cultures, conservation and the environment. This new edition brings in the new emphasis on sustainability, urbanism, urban regeneration and cultural identity, in order to take a holistic approach to the subject of architecture. 

Highly illustrated, this book enables the reader to make sense of the experience of architecture and the built environment by understanding more about the form, construction, meaning and history of the subject.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Architecture and building
9
Architectural history
33
Space and function
55
Drawings and models
82
Materials and construction
110
The exterior
142
Styles and periods
167
Site and place
193
Sources
220
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Rowan Roenisch is a principal lecturer in architectural history at De Montfort University.

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