Architecture 101: From Frank Gehry to Ziggurats, an Essential Guide to Building Styles and Materials (Adams 101)

Architecture 101: From Frank Gehry to Ziggurats, an Essential Guide to Building Styles and Materials (Adams 101)
By Nicole Bridge

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Product Description

A crash course in designing and constructing buildings

Too often, textbooks turn the noteworthy details of architecture into tedious discourse that would put even Frank Gehry to sleep. Architecture 101 cuts out the boring explanations, and instead provides a hands-on lesson that keeps you engaged as you explore the world's greatest structures.

Featuring only the most important facts, building styles, and architects, you'll enjoy uncovering the remarkable world of architecture with this book. Inside, you'll also find fascinating elements like:

  • Illustrations of popular building styles, such as Georgian and Greek Revival
  • Drawings of the essential parts of different buildings
  • Unique profiles of the most inspirational figures in architecture
From Norman Foster and Frank Lloyd Wright to the Beauvais Cathedral and the Empire State Building, Architecture 101 is packed with hundreds of entertaining architecture tidbits that you can't get anywhere else!


Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #309725 in Books
  • Published on: 2015-11-15
  • Released on: 2015-11-15
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 7.13" h x .90" w x 5.25" l, .0 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 256 pages

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About the Author

Nicole Bridge is a freelance writer and editor who lives outside Philadelphia with her husband and three children.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
5What a nifty little book!
By Markus Egger
When I got the book, I was first taken aback by how small it was and how short some of the items were. (Sometimes, a page is just a sentence long). But then I discovered that this is the strength of this book. To paraphrase Mark Twain: Someone sat down to write a shorter book. You can read through this quickly in on sitting, or just take a look at a topic at a time, taking just a few seconds. In terms of learning value and "bang for the buck", it's probably the best value you will ever see.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
5She was very pleased.
By babs
This book was a gift, requested by my 13 year old, honor student Granddaughter. She was very pleased.

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
4Great book; smaller than I expected
By DylanGoesGlobal
Great book; smaller than I expected. Really want a glossary for architecture terms, but overall I think it's a great book!

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