[ABC of Architecture read] E-pub By James F. OGorman



6 thoughts on “ABC of Architecture

  1. says:

    This is a book I wish I would have read 10 years ago It is very basic; perfect for someone considering or about to start a program in architecture It lays out some fundamental vocabulary and ways of thinking about spatial relations B

  2. says:

    Excellent overview I loved the illustrations It was great until the last chapter on vocabulary He should have skipped that I didn't really get the architectural puns if that is what those were and without illustrations it was useless I didn't finish that chapter I will get my vocabulary from a book I have already picked

  3. says:

    Although repetitive accessible enough to understand as a novice to this field with sufficient content to stay engaged Seemed to be a teaching perspective initially then fell into almost stream of consciousness description

  4. says:

    Not my favorite Had some enlightening parts but it felt sort of rambling most of the time Still did have some nice illustrations and insights

  5. says:

    Nice beginner book of architecutre

  6. says:

    Great introductory read

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Read ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ê James F. OGorman

Most basic inspiration for architecture the need for shelter from the elements to an exploration of space system and material and finally to an examination of the language and. Excellent overview I loved the illustrations It was great until the last chapter on vocabulary He should have skipped that I didn t really get the architectural puns if that is what those were and without illustrations it was useless I didn t finish that chapter I will get my vocabulary from a book I have already picked up that has illustrationsOne thing I was unsure what the author s attitude toward Frank Lloyd Wright was He made a couple of comments about FLW and I didn t understand them Did he think FLW was over rated or under rated

Summary ABC of Architecture

ABC of Architecture

History of architecture He shows the nonspecialist how to read a design in plans sections and elevations and how architects like other artists make creative use of space and lig. Although repetitive accessible enough to understand as a novice to this field with sufficient content to stay engaged Seemed to be a teaching perspective initially then fell into almost stream of consciousness description of concepts in architecture Drawings were helpful in understanding written conceptsdefinitions

Read ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ê James F. OGorman

ABC of Architecture is an accessible nontechnical introduction to architectural structure history and criticism Author James F O'Gormon moves seamlessly from a discussion of the. This is a book I wish I would have read 10 years ago It is very basic perfect for someone considering or about to start a program in architecture It lays out some fundamental vocabulary and ways of thinking about spatial relations Building off of the ancient Roman architect Vitruvius three components of building Utilitas Firmitas and Venustas O Gorman organizes his book to explore the three fundamental interdependent components of architecture The ABCs of architecture are function structure and beauty which are best depicted respectively in plan section and elevation with the prime determinants being given by the client constructorengineer and architect This theme of keeping things simple and clear with a consistent three part division of architecture works uite well for an introductory overview of what gets talked about in architecture school theory and practice By no means is it exhaustive however and I believe having completed a Bachelor s degree in Architecture at UC Berkeley that most of this stuff gets covered very uickly and almost implicitly within a month of the program But like I said with a nervous anxiety of being just about to start architecture school I think this would be the perfect read to instill a bit of confidence and basic vocabulary to get one started There are a few overly simplified divisions particularly classical vs picturesue and obvious omissions a discussion of modernism for example but otherwise it is fairly beautiful in its simple organization and execution