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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Review: The Old Way of Seeing: How Architecture Lost Its Magic - And How to Get It Back

User Review  - Ian - Goodreads

Pretty good, a little new agey in spots, but I appreciated his catholic embrace of many different architectural periods and styles, everything from Colonial to Corbusier (this is not a screed against modern architecture in toto) -- unified always by an appreciation for harmony and order. Read full review

Review: The Old Way of Seeing: How Architecture Lost Its Magic - And How to Get It Back

User Review  - Stewart Lade - Goodreads

This is a must-read book if you are in the building & design business Read full review

Contents

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

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About the author (1994)

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

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