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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 ...

jazzwillie 28.05.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Towards a New Architecture - Le Corbusier

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Back in the day

Advantages: Excellent insight into the ideologies of the time
Disadvantages: Little use as a design primer nowadays

"Towards a New Architecture" is Le Corbusier's forceful statement of intent, and it's a powerful one. Though of little use for design nowadays, it is a fascinating insight into the formation and ideologies of modernism. Corbusier's style is concise and cl ...

Maff83 10.03.2004 · Read full review
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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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For Lovers of Egyptology

Advantages: Wonderful illustrations
Disadvantages: Will most likely only appeal to serious Egyptophiles

It's a good thing we've got a strong coffee table My husband knows I love big lavish picture books that you can dip in and out of at will and a couple of years ago he bought me a big chunky picture book called 'Egypt – 4000 Years of Art' by Jaromir M ...

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Review of Egypt: 4000 Years of Art - Jaromir Malek

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