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    DescriptionThe word "architect" is a noun, but Doug Patt uses it as a verb--coining a term and making a point about using parts of speech and parts of buildings in new ways. Changing the function of a word, or a room, can produce surprise and meaning. In How to Architect, Patt--an architect and the creator of a series of wildly popular online videos about architecture--presents the basics of architecture in A-Z form, starting with "A is for Asymmetry" (as seen in Chartres Cathedral and Frank Gehry), detouring through "N is for Narrative," and ending with "Z is for Zeal" (a quality that successful architects tend to have, even in fiction--see T he Fountainhead's architect-hero Howard Roark.) How to Architect is a book to guide you on the road to architecture. If you are just starting on that journey or thinking about becoming an architect, it is a place to begin. If you are already an architect and want to remind yourself of what drew you to the profession, it is a book of affirmation. And if you are just curious about what goes into the design and construction of buildings, this book tells you how architects think. Patt introduces each entry with a hand-drawn letter, and accompanies the text with illustrations that illuminate the concept discussed: a fallen Humpty Dumpty illustrates the perils of fragile egos; photographs of an X-Acto knife and other hand tools remind us of architecture's nondigital origins. How to Architect offers encouragement to aspiring architects but also mounts a defense of architecture as a profession--by calling out a defiant verb: architect!


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    Title
    How to Architect
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Doug Patt
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780262516990
    ISBN 10: 0262516993
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25850
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AM
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    LC subject heading:
    Abridged Dewey: 720
    B&T General Subject: 130
    DC22: 720
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    Libri: I-AR
    BISAC V2.8: ARC009000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: ARC015000
    DC23: 720
    LC classification: NA2550 .P38 2012
    Thema V1.0: AM, AMD
    Illustrations note
    65 b&w illus.
    Publisher
    MIT Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    MIT Press
    Publication date
    20 March 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass.
    Author Information
    Doug Patt is a registered licensed architect in Pennsylvania and has taught architecture at Pennsylvania State University and Northampton Community College. He has a popular Web site and a widely viewed YouTube channel, both also called "How to Architect."