on 16 July 1998
Experiencing Architecture was a basic text in my first year of design school; the principles that I learned from it have followed me ever since.
Rasmussen takes the visual world apart and taught me to see things in their simplest forms. His commentaries on form, texture, and massing heightened my appreciation for all forms of design; his discussion of color--for one who is colorblind--provided a life-long guidedog.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who wanted to pioneer the Lego curriculum at university--
on 31 March 2014
Years ago I wanted to learn something about architecture. I've always been interested in buildings: the beauty and the technology behind. This book served the purpose of giving an introduction and explanation of the basic concepts very well. It managed to answer the why and how questions on different levels of scale, as well in details as in general concepts. Most important of all it enforced my appreciation of architecture as a vital and interesting piece of art. Now having read tens of books more on the subject, I would still choose this one as the book to begin with.