Architecture 101

From Frank Gehry to Ziggurats, an Essential Guide to Building Styles and Materials

(Part of Adams 101)
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About The Book

A crash course in designing and constructing buildings

Too often, textbooks turn the noteworthy details of architecture into tedious discourse that would put even Frank Gehry to sleep. Architecture 101 cuts out the boring explanations, and instead provides a hands-on lesson that keeps you engaged as you explore the world's greatest structures.

Featuring only the most important facts, building styles, and architects, you'll enjoy uncovering the remarkable world of architecture with this book. Inside, you'll also find fascinating elements like:

  • Illustrations of popular building styles, such as Georgian and Greek Revival
  • Drawings of the essential parts of different buildings
  • Unique profiles of the most inspirational figures in architecture
From Norman Foster and Frank Lloyd Wright to the Beauvais Cathedral and the Empire State Building, Architecture 101 is packed with hundreds of entertaining architecture tidbits that you can't get anywhere else!

Product Details
  • Publisher: Adams Media (November 2015)
  • Length: 256 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781440590078
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