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Understanding Architecture Book

A comprehensive guide to architecture, featuring essays, plans and case studies
£35.00
Out of stock

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Dimensions 27.5 x 21cm
No. of Pages 447
SKU 02080346

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Service Update (updated 19 March 2020)

We want to make sure your order reaches you as safely as possible. Therefore, due to the outbreak of COVID-19, all orders will be dispatched once the RA has reopened. We will be in touch once the RA has reopened and once your order has been dispatched. 

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Product story

Understanding Architecture presents a new way of understanding and experiencing architecture. Organised into 12 chapters based on architectural themes, this comprehensive primer offers a personal field trip to 72 buildings from around the world and throughout history. Each chapter opens with an introductory essay and features six iconic and inspiring projects that illustrate the theme. Personal and engaging text leads the reader around each site, enabling them to experience the site as if they were there themselves. Clear architectural plans display a numbered route which follows the text and numerous images illustrate the projects' key features to give an evocative and informative account of each location.

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