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Architectural Excellence : In a Diverse World Culture - William T. Baker

Architectural Excellence

In a Diverse World Culture

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A landmark book for our generation, Architectural Excellence provides a unifying theory for architectural design with a decidedly non-western, culturally neutral perspective.

This work addresses the controversial subject of what constitutes architectural excellence and what if any, should be the guiding principles for buildings design. It provides rational guidelines for practitioners as they seek to create an architecture that is authentic to a society's culture.

Architectural Excellence encourages international practitioners and students of architecture to design buildings that will stand the test of time - the ultimate test of architectural excellence.

Architecture Is the Primary Artp. 1
The Classical Idealp. 14
Tradition as the Basis for Excellencep. 22
Rationalism as the Basis for Excellencep. 50
Nature as the Basis for Excellencep. 66
Function as the Basis for Excellencep. 76
Materials and Excellencep. 90
Time Is the Final Arbiterp. 102
The New Millenniump. 116
Acknowledgementsp. 120
Notesp. 122
Indexp. 129

ISBN: 9781864702798
ISBN-10: 1864702796
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 15th June 2008
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 26.7 x 20.0  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.776
Edition Number: 1