How architecture works

a humanist"s toolkit
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StatementWitold Rybczynski
Classifications
LC ClassificationsNA2550 .R965 2013
The Physical Object
Pagination355 pages
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27150624M
ISBN 100374211744
ISBN 139780374211745
LC Control Number2013006524
OCLC/WorldCa827256446

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The love is objective, as he observes in the introduction that "the rationalizations of architects are usually unreliable, intended to persuade others rather than to explain." /5(15). Rybczynski's purpose with this book is two-fold: First, to provide the casual reader with an understanding of how the components of architecture come together to make a "good" or "bad" building.

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