Analysing Architecture

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Routledge, 2003 - Architecture - 255 pages
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Analysing Architecture offers a unique 'notebook' of architectural strategies to present an engaging introduction to elements and concepts in architectural design. Beautifully illustrated throughout with the author's original drawings, examples are drawn from across architectural history (from primitive places to late 20th century structures) to illustrate analytical themes and to show how drawing can be used to study architecture.

Simon Unwin clearly identifies the key elements of architecture and conceptual themes apparent in buildings. He describes ideas for use in the active process of design. Breaking down the grammar of architecture into themes and 'moves', Unwin exposes its underlying patterns to reveal the organisational strategies that lie beneath the superficial appearances of buildings.

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It is too simple. It is like an introduction to the field. New architects can learn a lot, for it introduces a simple way to analyize and understand buildings. Read full review

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Great book as an introduction to architecture. As an advanced architect is also a good read, solely because of the fundamentals which indeed could come better to expression in modern architecture. I adore the fact that Unwin insist on the fact that architecture is a valid language, it really is. Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Simon Unwin is a Senior Lecturer at The Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University. He has lived in Britain and Australia, and has taught architecture in Israel, Sweden, and the United States.

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