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30-Second Architecture: The 50 Most Signicant Principles and Styles in Architecture, Each Explained in Half a Minute Hardcover – 1 Jul 2013


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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Ivy Press (1 July 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1782400400
  • ISBN-13: 978-1782400400
  • Product Dimensions: 18.3 x 1.6 x 23.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 74,191 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This stylish book makes for enjoyable and educational browsing... It really does take just about thirty seconds to read each section summary. --Good Book Guide

We love 30 Second Architecture by Edward Venison, the latest release from Ivy Press. It s a great guide to the 50 most significant principles and styles in architecture. --Period Living magazine

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By Mr. Ed VINE VOICE on 26 July 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book is a fantastic ‘quick-guide’ to architecture, and is comprehensive, but brief. I bought this book for a teenager curious about becoming an architect in the future, and thought it might be a suitable primer.

Fortunately, this was indeed the case. The book is hard-backed, and very well designed and produced. There are a number of informative sections such as:

Foundations - (Glossary, historical types such as Roman, Islamic, Gothic, Byzantine etc)
Key Innovations - (Arch, dome, vault, buttress, beam etc)
Projection - (Elevation, angles etc)
Theories/Concepts - (Aesthetics, voids etc)
Ideas/Movements - (Modernism, Avant-garde, post-modernism etc)
Styles - (Baroque, Orientalism, Brutalism and so on)
Future - (CAD design, sustainable architecture etc)

Both myself and the teenager found it to be very informative, as no more than two pages are spent on each point, it lists a summary of, for example ‘An Arch’, along with some bullet-points of further information and plenty of diagrams, drawings and photos.

Highly recommended as a brief overview of architecture in general, and will certainly open your eyes to the architecture of cities and towns as you walk or drive through them.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By luke halatead on 13 May 2014
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Perfect for people new to the subject, well written with explanations and illustrations. I would definitely recommend this book !
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part of a collection 7 April 2014
By Ahdab H. Mahdaly - Published on Amazon.com
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I collect these 30-second books and this one is no difference. I didn't read it yet, but I skim through it and its wonderful
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