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Why architecture matters

Author: Paul Goldberger
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2009.
Series: Why X matters.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The purpose of Why Architecture Matters is to 'come to grips with how things feel to us when we stand before them, with how architecture affects us emotionally as well as intellectually' - to teach us how to understand the architecture that surrounds us every day."--Inside jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Goldberger
ISBN: 9780300144307 030014430X 9780300168174 0300168179
OCLC Number: 316233485
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvii, 273 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Ch. 1. Meaning, culture, and symbol --
Ch. 2. Challenge and comfort --
Ch. 3. Architecture as object --
Ch. 4. Architecture as space --
Ch. 5. Architecture and memory --
Ch. 6. Buildings and time --
Ch. 7. Buildings and the making of place --
Glossary --
A note on bibliography --
Acknowledgments --
Illustration credits --
Index.
Series Title: Why X matters.
Responsibility: Paul Goldberger.

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