About architecture : an essential guide in 55 buildings / Hugh Pearman.

Pearman, Hugh, 1955- [Browse]
  • New Haven : Yale University Press, 2023.
  • ©2023
256 pages : illustrations (some color), color plans ; 26 cm


Summary note
"About Architecture is an engaging introduction to architecture, exploring the ways in which we construct our built environment, and why. Hugh Pearman guides us through the architecture that shapes our lives--from how our towns and cities are organized, to where we live, learn and work, and how we get around, interact with others, and relax. Organized by type--from civic spaces, to homes, offices, and museums--the clear and straightforward structure demystifies the many styles and functions of architecture. Pearman explores how architecture responds to our changing lifestyles and how some buildings evolve or find new uses. He demonstrates that while there is endless variety within each building type, the essence of architecture--the way buildings serve their users--remains surprisingly constant."-- Publisher's website.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Civic. The Acropolis, Athens, Greece
  • Isfahan, Persia (Modern Iran)
  • Town Hall, Säynätsalo, Finland
  • Seaside, Florida, USA
  • Spreebogen Government District, Berlin, Germany
  • Houses. Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin, Ireland
  • Blackwell, Cumbria, UK
  • Villa Tugendhat, Brno, Czechia
  • Vanna Venturi House, Philadelphia, USA
  • Nora House, Sendai, Japan
  • Education. St John's College, Oxford University, UK
  • Munkegaard School, Dyssegård, Denmark
  • The Beinecke Library, Yale University, USA
  • Gando Primary School, Burkina Faso
  • Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología, Lima, Peru
  • Offices. Somerset House, London, UK
  • Chilehaus, Hamburg, Germany
  • Johnson Wax Headquarters, Racine, Wisconsin, USA
  • Centraal Beheer Insurance Offices, Apeldoorn, Netherlands
  • CCTV Headquarters, Beijing, China
  • Industry. Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings, Ditherington, UK
  • Moulin Saulnier Cocoa Mill, Noisiel, France
  • The Van Nelle Factory Complex, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California, USA
  • Shenzhen Energy Ring, Shenzhen, China.
  • Transport. Canal du Midi, Southern France
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai, India
  • Fiat Tagliero Service Station, Asmara, Eritrea
  • Washington Dulles International Airport, Washington, DC, USA
  • Yokohama International Port Terminal, Yokohama, Japan
  • Museums. The Uffizi, Florence, Italy
  • Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, UK
  • Pompidou Centre, Paris, France
  • Ningbo History Museum, Zhejiang Province, China
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, DC, USA
  • Performance. Theatre at Epidauros, Greece
  • The Globe Theatre, London, UK
  • Bayreuth Festspielhaus, Bayreuth, Germany
  • Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia
  • Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, USA
  • Religion. Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Portuguese Synagogue, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Basiĺica de la Sagrada Família, Barcelona, Spain
  • Notre Dame du Haut, Ronchamp, Eastern France
  • The Ismaili Centre, Toronto, Canada
  • Retail. Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan, Italy
  • Ljubljana Central Market Arcades, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Langham Place Shopping Mall, Mong Kok, Hong Kong
  • Magna Park, Milton Keynes, UK
  • Gardens. Gardens of the Villa d'Este, Tivoli, near Rome, Italy
  • Gardens of the Generalife Palace, Granada, Spain
  • Kyoto Temple Gardens, Kyoto, Japan
  • Gardens of Stowe House, Stowe, Buckinghamshire, UK
  • The High Line, Manhattan, New York, USA.
  • 0300263449 (hardback)
  • 9780300263442 (hardback)
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