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Architectural Theory. From the Renaissance to the Present




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01 March 2016
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.

The comprehensive overview that will help transform even the most uninformed novices into well-informed connoisseurs!

About the series Bibliotheca Universalis - Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe!
Edited by:   TASCHEN
Imprint:   Taschen
Country of Publication:   Germany
Dimensions:   Height: 195mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 48mm
Weight:   1.235kg
ISBN:   9783836557467
ISBN 10:   3836557460
Series:   Bibliotheca Universalis
Pages:   845
Publication Date:   01 March 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Architectural Theory. From the Renaissance to the Present

A sharp look at changes and styles... numerous essays and wonderful illustrations make it a must. * New Scientist, London *

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