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Architecture Matters

Architecture Matters

An illuminating introduction to the influence of architecture on the world, the environment, and human lives

Description via Amazon. Architecture matters. It matters to cities, the planet, and human lives. How architects design and what they build has an impact that usually lasts for generations. The more we understand architecture―the deeper we probe the decisions and designs that go into making a building―the better our world becomes.

Aaron Betsky, architect, author, curator, former museum director, and currently the dean of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, guides readers into the rich and complex world of contemporary architecture. Combining his early experiences as an architect with his extensive experience as a jury member selecting the world’s most prominent and cutting-edge architects to build icons for cities, Betsky possesses rare insight into the mechanisms, politics, and personalities that play a role in how buildings in our societies and urban centers come to be. In approximately fifty themes, drawing on his inside knowledge of the architectural world, he explores a broad spectrum of topics, from the meaning of domestic space to the spectacle of the urban realm. Accessible, instructive, and hugely enjoyable, Why Architecture Matters will open the eyes of anyone dreaming of becoming an architect, and will bring a wry smile to anyone who already is.

  • ISBN

    9780500519080
  • Title

    Architecture Matters
  • Author

    Aaron Betsky
  • Publisher

    Thames & Hudson
  • Publication year

    2017
  • Binding

    Hardcover
  • Language

    English

Architecture Matters

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Cite: "Architecture Matters" 20 Apr 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/869598/architecture-matters/> ISSN 0719-8884

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