9780415719162-041571916X-Analysing Architecture

Analysing Architecture

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ISBN-13: 9780415719162
ISBN-10: 041571916X
Edition: 4
Author: Simon Unwin
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Paperback 336 pages
Category: General
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ISBN-13: 9780415719162
ISBN-10: 041571916X
Edition: 4
Author: Simon Unwin
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Paperback 336 pages
Category: General

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Acknowledged authors Simon Unwin wrote Analysing Architecture comprising 336 pages back in 2014. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 041571916X and 9780415719162. Since then Analysing Architecture textbook received total rating of 3.5 stars and was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 27.76 or rent at the marketplace.

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Now in its fourth edition, Analysing Architecture has become internationally established as the best introduction to architecture. Aimed primarily at those wishing to become professional architects, it also offers those in disciplines related to architecture (from archaeology to stage design, garden design to installation art), a clear and accessible insight into the workings of this rich and fascinating subject. With copious illustrations from his own notebooks, the author dissects examples from around the world and all periods of history to explain underlying strategies in architectural design and show how drawing may be used as a medium for analysis.

This new edition of Analysing Architecture is revised and expanded. Notably, the chapter on ‘Basic Elements of Architecture’ has been enlarged to discuss the ‘powers’ various architectural elements offer the architect. Three new chapters have been added to the section on ‘Themes in Spatial Organisation’, covering ‘Occupying the In-between’, ‘Inhabited Wall’ and ‘Refuge and Prospect’. Two new examples – a Mud House from Kerala, India and the Mongyo-tei (a tea house) from Kyoto, Japan – have been added to the ‘Case Studies’ at the end of the book. The ‘Select Bibliography’ has been expanded and the ‘Index’ revised.

Works of architecture are instruments for managing, orchestrating, modifying our relationship with the world around us. They frame just about everything we do. Architecture is complex, subtle, frustrating… but ultimately extremely rewarding. It can be a difficult discipline to get to grips with; nothing in school quite prepares anyone for the particular demands of an architecture course. But this book will help.

Analysing Architecture is the foundation volume of a series of books by Simon Unwin exploring the workings of architecture. Other books in the series include Twenty Buildings Every Architect Should Understand and Exercises in Architecture.

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