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Architecture Principia

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Architecture Principia: Architectural Principles of Material Form provides a comprehensive look at the foundational themes of architecture. Simultaneously fundamental and advanced, the text employs comparative precedents, case studies from across the history of architecture, consistent and clear graphic language, and a parallel visual and textual presentation of each architectural principle. Written by designers, for designers, the text is intended to serve as an analytical handbook of the concepts behind these diverse, formal principles as viewed through the history of architecture.

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  1. Organization Systems
  2. Precedent       
  3. Typology
  4. Form
  5. Figure / Ground
  6. Context          
  7. Geometry / Proportion
  8. Symmetry       
  9. Hierarchy       
  10. Material
  11. Ornament
  12. Pattern
  13. Perception
  14. Sequence        
  15. Meaning



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