Princeton University Library Catalog

The experience of architecture / Henry Plummer.

Author:
Plummer, Henry, 1946- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
London : Thames & Hudson Ltd, 2016.
Description:
287 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), plans ; 27 cm
Summary note:
How does the experience of turning a door handle, opening a door from one space to lead into another, affect us? This book aims to understand how these everyday acts are influenced by architectural form, a concept that is vital for all architects to grasp if our buildings are to be anything more than a commercial or aesthetic enterprise. It considers how specific built elements and volumes can sustain or deny our powers of decision. Each chapter focuses on a different aspect of our daily interactions with architecture, looking at stairs, floors and paths, moving interior spaces, perception and perspective, transparency and the relationship between a building and its setting. This book is not just for architects and designers engaged in the production of space, but for all those who seek a richer understanding of their place in the built world.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 278-281) and index.
Subject(s):
ArchitectureDetails [Browse]
ISBN:
  • 9780500343210
  • 0500343217
OCLC:
958378014
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