Understanding Architecture


A new way of reading and understanding architecture


Robert McCarter, Juhani Pallasmaa


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Specifications

Overview
  • A new way of reading and understanding architecture
  • A personal tour of 72 significant buildings from the Pyramids and the Pantheon to the Sydney Opera House
  • Accessible text and images enable readers to experience the buildings as if they were visiting them
  • Each building is presented with a clear architectural plan and images that allow the reader to understand the project’s key features
  • A perfect introduction to reading architecture and architectural drawings


 

About the author(s)
Robert McCarter is a practicing architect and has been Ruth and Norman Moore Professor of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis since 2007. He taught previously at the University of Florida, where he was Director of the School of Architecture from 1991–2001, and Columbia University, among other schools. He has written for numerous international publications, and his books include: Carlo Scarpa (2013); Understanding Architecture, co-authored with Juhani Pallasmaa (2012); Louis I Kahn (2005); On and By Frank Lloyd Wright: A Primer of Architectural Principles (2005); Frank Lloyd Wright (1997); Unity Temple (1997); and Fallingwater (1994), all by Phaidon Press. He has also published Wiel Arets: Autobiographical References (2012); Frank Lloyd Wright: Critical Lives (2006); and William Morgan: Selected and Current Work (2002), among other books.

Juhani Pallasmaa is one of Finland’s most distinguished architects and architectural thinkers.

Pallasmaa is the author/editor of 24 books, including The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses, The Architecture of Image: Existential Space in Cinema and Encounters.


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