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101 Things I Learned in:

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An all-time bestseller at the AIA Store!

From young designers to experienced practitioners, architects turn to 101 Things I Learned in Architecture School again and again for both inspiration and a quick back-to-basics guide for tackling complex design problems.

These 101 concise lessons in design, drawing, the creative process, and presentation — from the basics of "How to Draw a Line" to the complexities of color theory — provide a concise, and at times witty, look at fundamental design principals. Each lesson utilizes a two-page format, with a brief explanation and an illustration that can range from diagrammatic to whimsical. For example, a lesson on the dangers of awkward floor level changes shows the television actor Dick Van Dyke in the midst of a pratfall; a discussion of the proportional differences between traditional and modern buildings features a drawing of a building split neatly in half between the two.

Written by an architect and instructor who remembers well the fog of his own student days, 101 Things I Learned in Architecture School provides valuable guideposts for navigating the world of architecture.

By Matthew Frederick
The MIT Press, 2007
Hardcover, 216 pages
7 x 0.8 x 5 inches

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