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Author Rybczynski, Witold.
Title How architecture works : a humanist's toolkit / Witold Rybczynski.
Published New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.
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 Floor3  NA2550 .R965 2013    IN LIBRARY
Edition First edition.
Description 355 pages : illustrations 22 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The idea -- The setting -- Site -- Plan -- Structure -- Skin -- Details -- Style -- The past -- Taste.
Summary In "How Architecture Works," Witold Rybczynski, one of our best, most stylish critics and winner of the Vincent Scully Prize for his architectural writing, answers our most fundamental questions about how good--and not-so-good--buildings are designed and constructed. Introducing the reader to the rich and varied world of modern architecture, he takes us behind the scenes, revealing how architects as different as Frank Gehry, Renzo Piano, and Robert A. M. Stern envision and create their designs. He teaches us how to "read" plans, how buildings respond to their settings, and how the smallest detail--of a stair balustrade, for instance--can convey an architect's vision.
Subject Architecture.
ISBN 9780374211745 hardcover
0374211744 hardback
OCLC number 827256446