The Fundamentals of Architecture

Author(s): Lorraine Farrelly

reference | Bloomsbury Academic | recommended for students

"The Fundamentals of Architecture (Second Edition)" is an introduction to the basic ideas that inform architecture. It is intended to unravel the complexity of architecture to explain its process and make it more accessible. It guides students through the rich history of the discipline, and introduces aspects of contemporary theory and practice. The book explores the process of architecture starting from the initial ideas and concepts, and how these ideas are informed by understanding site and context. It examines the impact of the physical environment and the historical ideas that have informed and influenced the architectural solution. The second edition has been redesigned and updated with new material, including six case studies, exercise sections and contemporary visuals from students and leading architects.


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Reviews of first edition:
'This book is awesome. Wonderfully designed, easy to understand, great images, great writing. What a wonderful overview of so many aspects of the design and practice of Architecture.'
Eric Stark, University of Maine at Augusta

'A must for first year students of Architecture.'
Jay Potts, Southampton University

'An attractive introduction to the world of architecture and what is required of an architect... very good for those at school considering a career choice in architecture. It is also a good general overview of thinking across the whole field of architecture. The graphic design is attractive and the images well chosen.'
John Napier, University of Lincoln

'I think you have pitched these books just right: clear layout; accessible language; good photography; contemporary precedent that the student will relate to and the communication of the design process from inception to final communication.'
Russell Gagg, Arts University College Bournemouth

'Very good value. This book is exactly what is needed as a first year Architectural and Interior Design students' course book. We have already put it on the year book list.'
Mary Weguelin, University of Portsmouth

Lorraine Farrelly co-ordinates architecture and interior design courses at the University of Portsmouth. She has lectured and taught at universities around the world, and presented her research on architecture and the European city at conferences internationally. She has written several books and articles about contemporary architecture and interior design.

General Fields

  • : 9782940411757
  • : AVA Publishing SA
  • : AVA Publishing SA
  • : June 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Lorraine Farrelly
  • : Paperback
  • : 2nd Revised edition
  • : 192