Title Information

Records for not-yet-published titles do not include subject classifications. To initiate an order, see the instructions at the bottom of the page.

HOW ARCHITECTURE WORKS: A HUMANIST'S TOOLKIT. Reprint. Witold Rybczynski. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2014. Original edition published 2013. 368 pp. with 140 ills. 21 x 14 cm. LC 2013-6524 ISBN 9780374534820 In English.
Publisher's description: An essential toolkit for understanding architecture as both art form and the setting for our everyday lives We spend most of our days and nights in buildings, living and working and sometimes playing. Architecture is both the setting for our everyday lives and a public art form, but it remains mysterious to most of us. In How Architecture Works, Witold Rybczynski, one of our best, most stylish critics and the winner of the Vincent Scully Prize for his writing on architecture, answers our most fundamental questions about how good -- and not so good -- buildings are designed and constructed. Introducing the reader to the rich and varied world of modern architecture, he reveals how architects as diverse as Frank Gehry, Renzo Piano, and Robert A. M. Stern envision and create their designs. He teaches us how to "read" plans, how buildings respond to their settings, and how the smallest detail, of a stair balustrade, for instance, can convey an architect's vision. How Architecture Works explains the central elements that make up good building design, ranging from a war memorial in London to an opera house in Saint Petersburg, from the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. to a famous architect's private retreat in Princeton, New Jersey.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — United States — Post-1945 — Architecture
Plans: 70,66
Worldwide Number: 162442
Paperbound $16.00t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title)    

Select titles for ordering by clicking in the boxes to the left of the title entries and then click on the "Add to Cart" button below. You will then be able to specify quantities and continue with your order.

NOTE: The shopping cart will expire after 2 hours of inactivity.