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This book explores 72 buildings from around the world and throughout history and enables readers to experience the projects through text, photos and drawings; the perfect introduction to reading architectural plans. Intended both as an introductory text for students and professionals in the field as well as an accessible read for the general public, Understanding Architecture addresses the basic principles of architecture. The volume is organized in 12 series of chapters based on a key architectural themes - including space, time, matter, gravity, light, silence, dwelling, ritual, memory, landscape, and place. Each chapter begins with an introductory essay, and includes a wide variety of historical examples from around the world, followed by in-depth analysis of 6 key buildings that further exemplify the theme of that chapter. By combining a broad historical sweep with a jargon-free architectural study of space and the direct experience of architecture, this volume is a unique introduction to the experience of architecture.

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Robert McCarter is a practicing architect, professor of architecture, and author. He is the Ruth and Norman Moore Professor of Architecture at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis. Previously he taught at the University of Florida, the Graduate School of Architecture, Columbia University, New York and many others. McCarter has practiced architecture continuously since he began his internship in 1977. McCarter is the author of, among many other titles, Phaidon's, Louis I. Kahn (2005); On and By Frank Lloyd Wright: A Primer of Architectural Principles (2005) and Frank Lloyd Wright (1997). McCarter was selected as one of the "Ten Best Educators" in American schools of architecture in the education issue of Architect magazine, December 2009.Juhani Pallasmaa is one of Finland's most distinguished architects and architectural thinkers. Pallasmaa is the author/editor of 24 books, including The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture an the Senses (1995, 2nd edition 2005), The Architecture of Image: Existential Space in Cinema (2001) and Encounters (2005).

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"A renewed acquaintance with great buildings - always a refreshing venture." -AIA NY's Oculus

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