101 Things I Learned in Architecture School

Categories: | Architecture |
101 Things I Learned in Architecture School
Author: Matthew Frederick
Rating: 4.07
Bestsellers Rate: 20938
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Book Format: Hardback
Binding: None
Pages: 212
Hours of reading: 3.5 hours
Publication Date: 2021
Languages: | English |
Price: 12,96 €

About the book

Concise lessons in design, drawing, the creative process, and presentation, from the basics of "How to Draw a Line" to the complexities of color theory. This is a book that students of architecture will want to keep in the studio and in their backpacks. It is also a book they may want to keep out of view of their professors, for it expresses in clear and simple language things that tend to be murky and abstruse in the classroom. These 101 concise lessons in design, drawing, the creative process, and presentation--from the basics of How to Draw a Line to the complexities of color theory--provide a much-needed primer in architectural literacy, making concrete what too often is left nebulous or open-ended in the architecture curriculum. Each lesson utilizes a two-page format, with a brief explanation and an illustration that can range from diagrammatic to whimsical. The lesson on How to Draw a Line is illustrated by examples of good and bad lines; a lesson on the dangers of awkward floor level changes shows the television actor Dick Van Dyke in the midst of a pratfall; a discussion of the proportional differences between traditional and modern buildings features a drawing of a building split neatly in half between the two. Written by an architect and instructor who remembers well the fog of his own student days, 101 Things I Learned in Architecture School provides valuable guideposts for navigating the design studio and other classes in the architecture curriculum. Architecture graduates--from young designers to experienced practitioners--will turn to the book as well, for inspiration and a guide back to basics when solving a complex design problem.

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The winner of a host of prizes, this delicately laid-out book advises students how to approach a number of design principles. Including advice on everything from 'how to draw a line' to 'how to sketch a one-point perspective of a rectangular interior space' this is a must-have for anyone starting out in the field. Will Coldwell, The Independent How to draw a line, the meaning of figure-ground theory, hand-lettering and the fact that windows look dark in the daytime each item has resonance beyond architecture. Books like this are brief tutorials in the art of seeing, a skill useful in every aspect of life on the planet. Susan Salter Reynolds, latimes.com

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The winner of a host of prizes, this delicately laid-out book advises students how to approach a number of design principles. Including advice on everything from 'how to draw a line' to 'how to sketch a one-point perspective of a rectangular interior space' this is a must-have for anyone starting out in the field.--Will Coldwell, The Independent-- How to draw a line, the meaning of figure-ground theory, hand-lettering and the fact that windows look dark in the daytime each item has resonance beyond architecture. Books like this are brief tutorials in the art of seeing, a skill useful in every aspect of life on the planet. --Susan Salter Reynolds, latimes.com--

Matthew Frederick Biography

Matthew Frederick is an architect, urban designer, instructor of design and writing, the author of the bestselling 101 Things I Learned(R) in Architecture School, and the creator of the acclaimed 101 Things I Learned(R) series. He lives in New York's Hudson Valley. Vikas Mehta, Ph.D. is the Ohio Eminent Scholar of Urban/Environmental Design and Associate Professor of Urbanism at the University of Cincinnati. He is the author of Public Space and The Street: A Quintessential Social Public Space, which received the Book Award from the Environmental Design Research Association. ... Read full biography

Authors: Matthew Frederick
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Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Imprint: MIT Press
Languages: | English |
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ISBN13: 9780262062664
ISBN10: 0262062666
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Illustrations: 101 b&w illus.; 202 Illustrations, unspecified
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Book Format: Hardback
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Pages: 212
Book Weight: 408
Book Dimensions: 127x178x22
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Publication date: March 30, 2010
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Publication City/Country: Cambridge, United States

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