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The Resource How architecture works : a humanist's toolkit, Witold Rybczynski

How architecture works : a humanist's toolkit, Witold Rybczynski

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How architecture works : a humanist's toolkit
Title
How architecture works
Title remainder
a humanist's toolkit
Statement of responsibility
Witold Rybczynski
Title variation
How architecture works
Title variation remainder
a humanists toolkit
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Summary
An award-winning writer and professor emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania provides tools to understanding the beauty, art and function in architecture through descriptive visits to opera houses, museums, war memorials and a private retreat
Pace
Writing style
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10223244
Cataloging source
DLC
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Rybczynski, Witold
Dewey number
720
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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Architecture
Target audience
adult
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a humanist's toolkit
Label
How architecture works : a humanist's toolkit, Witold Rybczynski
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
The idea -- The setting -- Site -- Plan -- Structure -- Skin -- Details -- Style -- The past -- Taste
Control code
000050551841
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
355 pages
Isbn
9780374211745
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
How architecture works : a humanist's toolkit, Witold Rybczynski
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
The idea -- The setting -- Site -- Plan -- Structure -- Skin -- Details -- Style -- The past -- Taste
Control code
000050551841
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
355 pages
Isbn
9780374211745
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Other physical details
illustrations

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