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Understanding Architecture gives the first ever all-inclusive introduction to architecture and architectural history. Exceptional in its approach, it explores architecture as a current practice in relation to history and in relation to the wider context of cultures, conservation and the environment. This new edition brings in the new emphasis on sustainability, urbanism, urban regeneration and cultural identity, in order to take an holistic approach to the subject of architecture. The aim of this book is to help people make sense of the experience of architecture and the built environment by understanding more about the form, construction, meaning and history of the subject. Highly illustrated, this will be of interest to students and all who are interested in architecture, architectural history, urban design, planning, conservation, interior design, heritage and tourism.
Architecture and Building
Space and Function
Plans and Images
Materials and Construction
Styles and Periods
Site and Place
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ISBN: 9780415320597 ISBN-10: 0415320593 Audience:
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 304 Published: 15th December 2004 Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 15.7
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 2 Edition Type: New edition