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Why Architecture Matters (Why X Matters Series) by Paul Goldberger

Why Architecture Mattersis not a work of architectural history or a guide to the styles or an architectural dictionary, though it contains elements of all three. The purpose ofWhy Architecture Mattersis to come to grips with how things feel to us when we stand before them, with how architecture affects us emotionally as well as intellectuallywith its impact on our lives. Architecture begins to matter, writes Paul Goldberger, when it brings delight and sadness and perplexity and awe along with a roof over our heads. He shows us how that works in examples ranging from a small Cape Cod cottage to the vast, flowing Prairie houses of Frank Lloyd Wright, from the Lincoln Memorial to the highly sculptural Guggenheim Bilbao and the Church of SantIvo in Rome, where simple geometries . . . create a work of architecture that embraces the deepest complexities of human imagination. nbsp; Based on decades of looking at buildings and thinking about how we experience them, the distinguished critic raises our awareness of fundamental things like proportion, scale, space, texture, materials, shapes, light, and memory. Upon completing this remarkable architectural journey, readers will enjoy a wonderfully rewarding new way of seeing and experiencing every aspect of the built world.

Author: Paul Goldberger

Language: English

Edition: First Edition (US) First Printing

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 273

Publisher: Yale University Press

Publication Date: 2009-11-03

Our Price: $4.29

ISBN: 030014430X

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