Through 55 international examples, from antiquity to the present, About Architecture uncovers stories about the architecture that explores the ways in which we construct our built environment - and why. The book guides the reader through the architecture that shapes our lives - from how our cities are organised, to where we live, learn and work - and how we get around, interact with others and what it looks like where we relax.
Organized by type – homes, offices and museums – the structure of the book demystifies the many styles and functions of architecture. It explores how architecture responds to our changing lifestyles and how some buildings evolve or find new uses.
The book demonstrates that while there can be great variation within each building type, the essence of architecture – the way buildings serve their users – remains surprisingly constant.
Hugh Pearman is a writer, architecture critic and editor. Former architecture and design critic of The Sunday Times and editor of the RIBA Journal, he also contributes to many other media outlets including RA Magazine, Architectural Record and the BBC.
Dimensions: H: 25.4 x W: 19
Pages: 256, hardcover
Author: Hugh Pearman
Publisher: Yale University Press