- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Laurence King; 01 edition (11 Oct. 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1856693821
- ISBN-13: 978-1856693820
- Product Dimensions: 25.3 x 2 x 29.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 741,882 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Plans, Sections and Elevations: Key Buildings of the Twentieth Century [Including CD-Rom] Paperback – 11 Oct 2004
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About the Author
An architect, landscape designer and author, Richard Weston is a Professor at the Weish School of Architecture, Cardiff University. Previous books include the monograph Alvar Aalto (winner of the 1995 Sir Banister Fletcher Prize) and the definitive monograph on the Danish architect Jorn Utzon, while The House in the Twentieth Century (2001) and Materials, Form and Architecture (2003) are both published by Laurence King.
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It would be far better to have fewer buildings and to spread the detail of each one on to four pages. Instead, each is dealt with in a double-spread, one page having one or two small photographs accompanied by writing, the other having the plans and elevations.
The photos don't always give a good impression of what the building really looks like and they provide scant reference to accompany the plans. The plans vary in detail with the size of the building and are fascinating, but this is very much a reference book and not one for a good flick through! The CD is not really worth having unless you have CAD software to run it on. The images are in two formats, one of which opens in any pdf reader, but they aren't always complete and don't print well. It would be easier and more successful to photocopy the pages, but this isn't permitted.
In many ways it is a good book, but the lack of photographs lets it down very badly. I was disappointed.
However the Cd that comes with it is not great, the images are not well named or organised and parts of the images are cut off.
The book is a good effort. Richard Weston should have shortened the list a little and provided better drawings and provided a better indexing system. I think the CD was an afterthought because the book was lacking before going to print.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The book is really good, with lots of technical drawings plus cd! Simple layout and very usefull for architecture studentsPublished on 24 Nov. 2012 by Konstantinos Damiris