2nd Edition

Understanding Architecture An Introduction to Architecture and Architectural History

By Hazel Conway, Rowan Roenisch Copyright 2005
    304 Pages 119 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    300 Pages 119 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    A comprehensive introduction to architecture and architectural history and exceptional in its approach, this book explores architecture as a current practice in relation to history and in relation to the wider context of cultures, conservation and the environment. This new edition brings in the new emphasis on sustainability, urbanism, urban regeneration and cultural identity, in order to take a holistic approach to the subject of architecture. 

    Highly illustrated, this book enables the reader to make sense of the experience of architecture and the built environment by understanding more about the form, construction, meaning and history of the subject.

    1. Introduction  2. Architecture and Building  3. Architectural History  4. Space and Function  5. Plans and Images  6. Materials and Construction  7. The Exterior  8. Styles and Periods  9. Site and Place  10. Sources


    Hazel Conway, Rowan Roenisch