How to Read a Building: Interpret a Building's Character and Style (Collins Need to Know?)

How to Read a Building: Interpret a Building's Character and Style (Collins Need to Know?)

Timothy Brittain-Catlin


have you desired to manage to inform the variation among tudor and mock-tudor? are looking to study what parts make a construction gothic? Ever puzzled what has stimulated how our cities and towns have been outfitted? are looking to comprehend the foremost traditions of architecture?

Collins want to know? the best way to learn a construction takes the reader in the course of the means of studying extra concerning the equipped setting. beginning with the fundamentals of analysing the house, then relocating onto taking a look at public structures and bigger and extra famous constructions, Timothy Brittain-Catlin exhibits the reader how positive aspects are inherited and copied, in addition to tailored with every one new generation.

Whether you reside in a small flat or indifferent residence, you will discover strains of architectural heritage - and discover ways to interpret the positive aspects you notice and placed them into the broader context of your atmosphere. This publication can assist you begin to discover interesting points of architectural variety and background from the constructions you cross each day.

Contents:
Introduction: structure is for everyone
Chapter 1: the weather of architecture
Chapter 2: The Classical tradition
Chapter three: The Gothic tradition
Chapter four: The 19th century
Chapter five: structure seeing that 1900
Chapter 6: considering Architecturally

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