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Does anyone know a good book that introduces architecture?

Asked by whothei0 (218points) May 12th, 2010

i am interested in the field of architecture but dont know much more than the average Joe. so i would like a book that describe the different forms (from architectural design to the actual jobs like the building inspector that says that a place is still safe to go into after it was hit by a tornado). just curious if there is a book or books out there that explain architecture.

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timtrueman's avatar

I’m no expert but I enjoyed and learned a bit from 101 Things I Learned in Architecture School.

sccrowell's avatar

You can try this or here.. http://www.amazon.com/Architecture-Introduction-Portfolio-Geoffrey-Makstutis/dp/1856696235/ref=sr_1_27?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274083246&sr=1-27
, or at least here, they seem to have every type. Good luck and Welcome to Fluther

Seaofclouds's avatar

My husband has a few architecture books from when he studied it a bit. Here are the books he has:
A Visual Dictionary of Architecture
The Four Books on Architecture
Architecture: From Prehistory to Postmodernity
Hope these help some.

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