101 Things I learned in Architecture School. Matthew Frederick.

101 Things I learned in Architecture School.

M.I.T., 09/2007. Item #23450
ISBN: 9780262062664

From the Publisher;


  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.

128 pages, hardcover.  MIT Press (September 2007)


Price: $17.95

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