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Architects Pocket Book - Very Handy

Advantages: Small, Clear to read, very informative
Disadvantages: None

The Architects Pocket Book is without a doubt an essential for any Architect, Architectural Technician or Technologist. It is a constant point of reference for me as an Architectural Technician. Granted it will not answer all of your architectural querie ...

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Review of Architect's Pocket Book - Charlotte Baden-Powell

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Architects Pocket Book

Advantages: Contains valuable info in a compact package!
Disadvantages: £18 seems quite deer for such a small book

This book contains more information than i could ever believe they would fit into a book smaller than A5 size! I am a student studying Architectural Technology and own the third edition of this book. It has saved my skin on more than one occasion this y ...

nick--e 08.05.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Architect's Pocket Book - Charlotte Baden-Powell

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Ex cathedra

Advantages: A fascinating study
Disadvantages: More pictures would be helpful

Perhaps it is because I come from the same background (Western Anglo-Catholic) as the approach from which Richard Kieckhefer comes in this text that I find such a resonance with what he has to say. 'Theology in Stone' looks at various aspects of church de ...

frkurt 26.05.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Theology in Stone: Church Architecture from Byzantium to Berkeley - Richard Kieckhefer

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Makes learning fun?

Advantages: Packed full of useful and detailed information
Disadvantages: Difficult to digest all the information

Studying ancient Greek architecture was, for me, the hardest part of my Classics A Level. I found it difficult to visualise building plans and force the dimensions and facts to stay in my head, making the essay-writing part even more of a nightmare. Becau ...

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Review of Greek Architecture - R.A. Tomlinson

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Modern Architecture in Le Corbusier's hands

Advantages: Detailed and sufficient context
Disadvantages: To lengthy, draggy and hard to understand

Le Corbusier's works of art are explained here. Powerful elements of modern architecture and the story behind the birth of his 5 elements, directly and indirectly. Modern architecture as we know it is much different in the 20th century. Leading architects ...

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Review of Towards a New Architecture - Le Corbusier

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