Architecture For Dummies

Architecture For Dummies

By: Debrah K. Dietsch; Robert A.M. Stern [Foreword]

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When is a building just a building and when is it art? This accessible guide cuts through the jargon and clearly explains the essentials of architecture, demystifying the incredible ways in which structures and spaces come alive. You'll gain a real appreciation for architecture and the confidence to talk about it--even to an architect.Just the essential information for readers on the go who want to understand architecture.Covers the highlights of architectural history, from the Great Pyramids to Frank Gehry's Guggenheim museum in Bilbao.Explains how to look at a building and appreciate it. Explains when a building's a building and when it's art.Part of Tens includes Ten Great Architectural Masterpieces, Ten Biggest Architectural and Engineering Failures, Ten of the Most Interesting Architects Working Today, and more.

Title: Architecture For Dummies

Author: Debrah K. Dietsch; Robert A.M. Stern [Foreword]

Categories: Architecture,

Publisher: Wiley Publishing: 2002-06-28

ISBN/UPC Number: 0764553968

ISBN/UPC Number 13: 9780764553967

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: new

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 9780764553967

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