Understanding Architecture, Hardback

Understanding Architecture Hardback

Edited by Prof. Robert McCarter



Intended both as an introductory text for students and professionals in the field as well as an accessible read for the general public, Primer on Architecture (working title) addresses the basic principles of architecture and uncovers its ongoing influence in contemporary culture.

The volume is organized in a series of chapters based on key architectural themes--space, time, matter, gravity, light, silence, dwelling, ritual, memory, landscape, and place--with an introductory essay for each chapter that includes a wide variety of historical examples from around the world followed by more in depth analyses of key buildings that further exemplify the theme of a particular chapter.

By combining a broad historical sweep with a jargon-free architectural study of space and the direct experience of architecture, this volume will be a unique introduction to architecture as a timeless and enduring art.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 448 pages, 500 colour
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
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  • Category: Architecture
  • ISBN: 9780714848099



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