A massive package of 2333 pages (look at the shadow this book casts!), is yet another impressive Taschen publication of great value. A radical account amid the confusing changes in the field of architecture, Elements of Architecture hosts a stunning assortment of insights into the forgotten history of the basics of the field. The project was originally conceived by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas and accomplished by students from Harvard University Graduate School of Design in a research studio in Rotterdam and Cambridge. It covers an infinity of design techniques, concepts, approaches, monuments, people, events and places spanning across different times and cultures from the stone age to the present, from Jerusalem to India, China, Rome, Andalousia... you name it. It’s a painstaking, maddening overview at the elements that shaped the human heritage of building.
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