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Author Plummer, Henry, 1946- author.

Title The experience of architecture / Henry Plummer.

Publication Info. London : Thames & Hudson Ltd, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    721 PLU    DUE 08-17-20 Billed
Description 287 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), plans ; 27 cm
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still image sti rdacontent
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Summary 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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Architecture -- Details.
ISBN 9780500343210

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