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Understanding Architecture Book

A comprehensive guide to architecture, featuring essays, plans and case studies
£35.00
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Dimensions 27.5 x 21cm
No. of Pages 447
SKU 02080346

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Updated 19 May 2020

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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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