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How To Architect

How To Architect


 The basics of the profession and practice of architecture, presented in illustrated A-Z form.

The word architect is a noun, but Doug Patt uses it as a verb--coining a term and making a point about using parts of speech and parts of buildings in new ways. Changing the function of a word, or a room, can produce surprise and meaning. In How to Architect, Patt--an architect and the creator of a series of wildly popular online videos about architecture--presents the basics of architecture in A-Z form, starting with A is for Asymmetry (as seen in Chartres Cathedral and Frank Gehry), detouring through N is for Narrative, and ending with Z is for Zeal (a quality that successful architects tend to have, even in fiction--see The Fountainhead's architect-hero Howard Roark.)

  •  Paperback | 144 pages
  •  127 x 203 x 8mm | 181g
  •  Mit Press
  •  Cambridge, United States
  •  English
  •  65 b&w illus.; 130 Illustrations, unspecified
  •  0262516993
  •  9780262516990

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