When is a building just a building and when is it art? This
accessible guide cuts through the jargon and clearly explains the
essentials of architecture, demystifying the incredible ways in
which structures and spaces come alive. You'll gain a real
appreciation for architecture and the confidence to talk about
it—even to an architect.
- Just the essential information for readers on the go who want
to understand architecture.
- Covers the highlights of architectural history, from the Great
Pyramids to Frank Gehry's Guggenheim museum in Bilbao.
- Explains how to look at a building and appreciate it. Explains
when a building's a building and when it's art.
- Part of Tens includes Ten Great Architectural Masterpieces, Ten
Biggest Architectural and Engineering Failures, Ten of the Most
Interesting Architects Working Today, and more.