10 principles of architecture

Edition en anglais

Note moyenne 
Ruth Slavid - 10 principles of architecture.
The rules of architecture have been discussed since the Roman architect and engineer Vitruvius coined the trilogy firmitas, utilitas and venustas, most... Lire la suite
19,95 € Neuf
Actuellement indisponible

Résumé

The rules of architecture have been discussed since the Roman architect and engineer Vitruvius coined the trilogy firmitas, utilitas and venustas, most commonly translated as firmness, commodity and delight. Put simply, this means that a building should stand up and endure, that it should serve its function, and give pleasure to the people who use it and the wider community. Great buildings, like great art, contain something that is impossible to define or pin down.
While one cannot guarantee greatness, by following the principles set out in this book, you will avoid the pitfalls to which too many buildings are subject. With clear explanations of each tenet plus over 160 photographs and illustrations from buildings around the world, as well as useful checklists for each chapter, this book shows the reader what goes into making a building work. A useful and illuminating introduction to the subject for students, beginning architects and architectural historians, it is engagingly written by an experienced architectural journalist.

Caractéristiques

  • Date de parution
    01/01/2012
  • Editeur
  • Collection
  • ISBN
    978-1-908126-28-3
  • EAN
    9781908126283
  • Présentation
    Broché
  • Nb. de pages
    192 pages
  • Poids
    0.72 Kg
  • Dimensions
    19,0 cm × 24,5 cm × 1,6 cm

Avis libraires et clients

À propos de l'auteur

Biographie de Ruth Slavid

Ruth Slavid is an author and journalist specializing in architecture and construction. She worked at The Architect's Journal for many years and is the author of Wood Architecture, Extreme Architecture, and Micro : Very Small Buildings.

Les clients ont également aimé

Derniers produits consultés

Decitre utilise des cookies pour vous offrir le meilleur service possible. En continuant votre navigation, vous en acceptez l'utilisation. En savoir plus OK