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    DescriptionProfusely illustrated with fine instances of architectural experimentation through the centuries, Experiencing Architecture manages to convey the intellectual excitement of superb design. From teacups, riding boots, golf balls, and underwater sculpture to the villas of Palladio and the fish-feeding pavilion of the Peking Winter Palace, the author ranges over the less-familiar byways of designing excellence.At one time, writes Rasmussen, "the entire community tool part in forming the dwellings and implements they used. The individual was in fruitful contact with these things; the anonymous houses were built with a natural feeling for place, materials and use and the result was a remarkably suitable comeliness. Today, in our highly civilized society, the houses which ordinary people are doomed to live in and gaze upon are on the whole without quality. We cannot, however, go back to the old method of personally supervised handicrafts. We must strive to advance by arousing interest in and understanding of the work the architect does. The basis of competent professionalism is a sympathetic and knowledgeable group of amateurs, of non-professional art lovers."


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    Title
    Experiencing Architecture
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Steen Eiler Rasmussen
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 245
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780262680028
    ISBN 10: 0262680025
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25850
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    Abridged Dewey: 720
    B&T General Subject: 130
    DC22: 720
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    Libri: I-AR
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: ARC013000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: ARC000000
    BIC subject category V2: AMA
    DC21: 720.1
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: NA2550 .R313 1964, NA2550.R31
    Thema V1.0: JNU, AMA
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    facsimiles, plans
    Publisher
    MIT Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    MIT Press
    Publication date
    01 January 1962
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass.
    Author Information
    Steen Rasmussen is a Professor in Physics at the University of Southern Denmark, the Director of the Center for Fundamental Living Technologies (FLinT) and an External Research Professor at the Santa Fe Institute New Mexico, USA.
    Review quote
    "A book of great charm and broad understanding." Architectural Forum "...so lucid and clear that every layman and beginner will be able to understand and to enjoy it." Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism
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    Profusely illustrated with fine instances of architectural experimentation through the centuries, Experiencing Architecture manages to convey the intellectual excitement of superb design. From teacups, riding boots, golf balls, and underwater sculpture to the villas of Palladio and the fish-feeding pavilion of the Peking Winter Palace, the author ranges over the less-familiar by-ways of designing excellence.