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101 Things I Learned in Architecture School Hardcover – Aug 31 2007

3.7 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 216 pages
  • Publisher: The MIT Press; 1 edition (Aug. 31 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0262062666
  • ISBN-13: 978-0262062664
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 2 x 12.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 386 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #17,538 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The winner of a host of prizes, this delicately laid-out book advises students how to approach a number of design principles. Including advice on everything from 'how to draw a line' to 'how to sketch a one-point perspective of a rectangular interior space' this is a must-have for anyone starting out in the field.

(Will Coldwell The Independent)

How to draw a line, the meaning of figure-ground theory, hand-lettering and the fact that windows look dark in the daytime each item has resonance beyond architecture. Books like this are brief tutorials in the art of seeing, a skill useful in every aspect of life on the planet.

(Susan Salter Reynolds latimes.com)

101 Things de-mythologizes the jargon that obscures the real meanings of what is taught in design schools. Designers too often write in obtuse terms that make relatively simple concepts difficult to comprehend. But understanding how we perceive, experience, and interpret the spaces we inhabit should not make us feel dumb, or left out. This readable and graphically clear book is a great introduction to design terms, principles, and concepts. Anyone interested in design will learn much from this terrific book.

(Theodore C. Landsmark, President, Boston Architectural College, President 2006-07, the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture)

Matthew Frederick offers a wide-ranging assortment of architectural pearls of wisdom that every architecture student should understand, consider and embrace or perhaps rejectwhen first learning the daunting process of design. Encompassing both theory and practice, and illustrated with often witty drawings, 101 Things is an eclectic itemization of architectural philosophies, compositional strategies and tactics, design conventions, drawing and presentation techniques, and even tips about how to behave as an architect.

(Roger K. Lewis, Professor Emeritus of Architecture, University of Maryland, author of Architect? A Candid Guide to the Profession)

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Concise lessons in design, drawing, the creative process, and presentation, from the basics of "How to Draw a Line" to the complexities of color theory. 101 Things I Learned in Architecture School

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if you are in architecture school or plan to go, you need read this before you go.

This will help you to determine 2 things:

1) you really hate architecture (especially the arty & faking it part) or
2) you really enjoy the book and looking forward to spend the rest of your life that your client knows nothing and need to be enlightened by your design ;)

Either way, this is a very good book to read, light, fast and quick to the point.
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This is a great book; for both architects and non-architects. By clearly stating basic principles and concepts of the profession, for architects it will be a reality check to keep it simple; for non-architects, clients and engineering consultants, it will demystify some of the architect's vocabulary as well as clarify much of the jargon the architect uses in polite conversation, presentations to potential clients, and everyday conversation with awe-struck architectural students. As a retired architect after over 50 year's practice, I'm going to order a dozen to send to past clients and consultants who endured countless architect's hyperbole and verbosity.
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I use this book as a text book for my first year design students and the students love it. I'm also a 40 year old architect and I pick it up at least once a week just for those little reminders. Cool book. Great value.
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I used the book for a tick list when I was in Arch. studies. It helped to point out what the teacher taught us and questions I needed to ask. Not very intense. Was very light read and not many details.
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If you have a presentation and not sure what to say, this is a great book to follow! it is very short but so useful! very easy to follow and I am surprised how the Author could summarize the most important aspect of Architecture in such a short format book! A must in your library!!
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