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How architecture works : a humanist's toolkit / Witold Rybczynski.

Author/Creator:
Rybczynski, Witold.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.
Format/Description:
Book
355 pages : illustrations, plans ; 22 cm
Subjects:
Architecture.
Gehry, Frank O., 1929-.
Piano, Renzo.
Stern, Robert A. M.
Summary:
"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 ... can convey an architect's vision"--jacket.
Contents:
Ideas
The setting
Site
Plan
Structure
Skin
Details
Style
The past
Taste.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Athenaeum copy: Albert M. Greenfield Memorial Fund; additional copy gift of the publisher.
ISBN:
9780374211745 ;
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