Building, Meaning and Making
Hardback 192pp Illustrated 275x225mm
9781851774364   Product Code: 90477
Architecture shapes the world we inhabit. It is both a practical craft providing us with homes and workplaces, and an art. Drawing on the rich resources of RIBA and the V&A, this illuminating book looks at function and sustainability; changing styles; materials and structures; and finally citycapes. Lavishly illustrated in colour, it takes us to such classic buildings as the Colosseum in Rome, the Empire State Building, St Paul's Cathedral and the Sydney Opera House to explain their power and resonance.