The Idea of Building: Thought and Action in the Design and Production of Buildings

The Idea of Building: Thought and Action in the Design and Production of Buildings

by StevenGroak (Author)

Synopsis

This book is unique in its attempt to explore the many ways we have of thinking about buildings. In particular it raises questions about the kinds of knowledge we have and will need in designing, making and enjoying our buildings. At the very least this book provides an overview of the fragmented construction industry, making it a vital purchase for all construction related students. However, the author has written for a wider audience making the book an essential guide for those interested in the form of buildings or the deliberate ways in which people build them.

$74.49

Quantity

10 in stock

More Information

Format: Paperback
Pages: 268
Edition: 1
Publisher: Routledge
Published: 02 Jul 1992

ISBN 10: 0419178309
ISBN 13: 9780419178309

Media Reviews
One of the few genuinely thoughtful books about the intellectual and physical actions involved in building.
- Architecture Today
This book is like a good gale with a turbulence of whirlwinds to give fresh ideas on the whole process of building. It is stimulating and throught provoking...and should be read by all in the industry.
- Chartered Builder