Thinkin' 'bout buildin's
June 7, 2010 10:24 AM Subscribe
Recommend me stuff to read to help me learn how to think about architecture.
posted by barnacles to Society & Culture (14 answers total) 38 users marked this as a favorite
I want to be able to increase my understanding of architecture. I find architecture to be a pretty fascinating topic when it pops up on Metafilter, and I know there are some smart people out here who can help point me in the direction of resources.
In a sense, I want to be able to develop a vocabulary or way of thinking that can help me express what it is that makes me like or dislike a building. At the same time, I'd love to learn some of the underlying concepts that might change the way I think about certain building forms. I know that there must be books or major articles that can help me start thinking on this topic, but I don't really have the background to know where to start looking.
In looking through previous AskMe's, I have found reference to Alexander's "A Pattern Language", and I will be grabbing that shortly. I have access to academic journals and libraries, so recommend away!