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    DescriptionThis 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.


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    Title
    101 Things I Learned in Architecture School
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Matthew Frederick
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 216
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 183 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780262062664
    ISBN 10: 0262062666
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    BIC subject category V2: AM
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    Abridged Dewey: 720
    B&T General Subject: 130
    DC22: 720
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15850
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Libri: ARCH8000, BAUA3115, ENTW9012, P0041760
    BISAC V2.8: ARC012000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: NA2000 .F74 2007
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Thema V1.0: GBC, AM
    Illustrations note
    101 b&w illus.
    Publisher
    MIT Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    MIT Press
    Publication date
    09 October 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass.
    Author Information
    Matthew Frederick is an architect and urban designer in Cambridge,Massachusetts. He has taught at a number of colleges and universities,including Boston Architectural College and Wentworth Institute ofTechnology.
    Review quote
    "The winner of a host of prizes, this delicately laid-out book advises students how to approach a number of design principles. Including advice on everything from 'how to draw a line' to 'how to sketch a one-point perspective of a rectangular interior space' this is a must-have for anyone starting out in the field." -- Will Coldwell, The Independent "How to draw a line, the meaning of figure-ground theory, hand-lettering and the fact that windows look dark in the daytimeeach item has resonance beyond architecture. Books like this are brief tutorials in the art of seeing, a skill useful in every aspect of life on the planet." -- Susan Salter Reynolds latimes.com
    Back cover copy
    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. "101 Things I Learned in Architecture School" "101 Things I Learned in Architecture School"