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Architectural Theory. Pioneering Texts on Architecture from the Renaissance to Today

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Here are the most influential architectural essays written since the Renaissance, copiously illustrated, in a great book for anyone interested in what architects say about their craft. Discover the theories behind the structures in which we live, work, and play, from Alberti and Palladio to Le Corbusier and Koolhaas.
Hardcover7.7 x 10.0 in.4.35 lb632 pages
“A sharp look at changes and styles… numerous essays and wonderful illustrations make it a must.”
New Scientist
Architectural Theory. Pioneering Texts on Architecture from the Renaissance to Today

Architectural Theory. Pioneering Texts on Architecture from the Renaissance to Today

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The architectural treatises which shaped our world

If you’ve ever wondered what goes through architects’ minds when they design buildings, you’ll be happy to know that there’s no shortage of brilliant reading material to satisfy your curiosity. Wading through the archives at your local library may prove fruitful to your endeavor, but it won’t give you the instant gratification that Architectural Theory will.

This book brings together all of the most important and influential essays about architecture written since the Renaissance, copiously illustrated and neatly organized chronologically by country. From Alberti and Palladio to Le Corbusier and Koolhaas, the best treatises by architecture’s greatest masters are gathered here, each accompanied by an essay discussing its historical context and significance. This is the all-in-one, must-have book for anyone interested in what architects have to say about their craft.

The comprehensive overview that will help transform even the most uninformed novices into well-informed connoisseurs!
Architectural Theory. Pioneering Texts on Architecture from the Renaissance to Today
Hardcover19.6 x 25.5 cm1.97 kg632 pages

ISBN 978-3-8365-8987-1

Edition: French

ISBN 978-3-8365-8988-8

Edition: English
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