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Architectural Theory (Paperback)

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If you've ever wondered what goes through architects' minds when they design buildings, you'll be happy to know that there's no shortage of brilliant reading material to satisfy your curiosity. Wading through the archives at your local library may prove fruitful to your endeavor, but it won't give you the instant gratification that "Architecture Theory" will. This book brings together all of the most important and influential essays about architecture written since the Renaissance, copiously illustrated and neatly organized chronologically by country. From Alberti and Palladio to Le Corbusier and Koolhaas, the best treatises by architecture's greatest masters are gathered here, each accompanied by an essay discussing its historical context and significance. This is the all-in-one, must-have book for anyone interested in what architects have to say about their craft. This is the comprehensive overview that will help transform even the most uninformed novices into well-informed connoisseurs!

Architecture & DesignArchitectureReference & Theory of architecture Publisher: Taschen GmbH Publication Date: 01/09/2006 ISBN-13: 9783822852217  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Christof Thoenes studied art history in Berlin and Pavia, before completing his doctorate in Berlin. He has contributed to numerous publications on Italian art, particularly on architecture and architectural theory of the 15th to 18th centuries. Bernd Evers completed his doctorate in art history before embarking on a career as a librarian; since 1985 he has been director of the Kunstbibliothek der Staatlichen Museen in Berlin. He has published numerous articles on book and library studies.

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