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Understanding architecture : its elements, history, and meaning

Author: Leland M Roth
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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This book is about learning to perceive and understand our man-made environment. It is about architecture as a physical vessel, a container of human activity ... It is aimed at the inquisitive student or general reader interested in learning about the basic operation of the built environment and the layered historical meaning embodied mute within it. [It is an] introduction to how the environment we build works on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Leland M Roth
OCLC Number: 50501959
Notes: Originally published: New York, NY : Icon Editions, ©1993. 1st ed.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Elements of architecture: "Commodities", how does the building function?; "Firmeness", how does the building stand up?; "Delight", space in architecture; "Delight", seeing architecture; "Delight", architectural acoustics, shape, and sound; Architect, from high priest to professional; Architecture as part of the environment; Architecture, memory, and economics --
History and meaning of architecture: Invention of architecture, from caves to cities; Egyptian architecture; Greek architecture; Roman architecture; Early Christian and Byzantine architecture; Early medieval architecture; Gothic architecture; Renaissance and Mannerist architecture; Baroque and Rococo architecture; Architecture in the Age of Enlightenment, 1720-1800; Architecture in the nineteenth century; Early-twentieth-century architecture, the perfection of utility; Late-twentieth-century architecture, a question of meaning Glossary.
Responsibility: Leland M. Roth.

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This book is about learning to perceive and understand our man-made environment. It is about architecture as a physical vessel, a container of human activity ... It is aimed at the inquisitive student or general reader interested in learning about the basic operation of the built environment and the layered historical meaning embodied mute within it. [It is an] introduction to how the environment we build works on us physically and psychologically, and what historical and symbolic messages it carries.-Pref.

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