Small quarto, grey cloth (hardcover), 238 pp. Near-Fine. From Preface: The idea of this book came to me many years ago, when I created in an American University a new course on the Theory of Design, for young architectureal students who totally ignored it. This challenge fascinated me, as, to my knowledge, there was no manual in the libraries where the student could find a comprehensive guide to help him solve in a contemporary language the many problems about design. In the old school, students followed a training which was possible at the time when architecture--and design in general--was a matter of putting together elements copied from history books and re-copied from magazines, when the language was fake-Greek, fake-Roman, fake-Gothic, re-hashed sometimes into fake-Colonial. At this time, a completely untrained student could make his grade by carefully copying the right example from the right book. I remember the time when we, as students, were first given so-called "decorative" problems, because they were thought to be more simple, as they did not involve the structural problem of putting a roof on top, and as we were supposed to know nothing about structure in the first year...In this book, the emphasis will be placed on architecture, as it is the most universal expression of design, and as I am more familiar with the subject than with any other...
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