Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Read: Crash Course in Architecture

Title: Crash Course in Architecture
Text by: Eva Howarth
Publisher: Caxton Editions, 2001

Earlier this year, I attend a short course on "History of Western Architecture" organised by the NUS Extension. It is an enriching course for anyone who would like an introduction to Western Architecture. I have found myself looking at architecture with a greater depth ever since I had embarked on the course.

In my efforts to reinforce whatever I have learnt from the "History of Western Architecture" and to deepen my appreciation of Western Architecture, I took what may seem an easier way out to read the book "Crash Course in Architecture".

I personally thought it was great writing involved. It condensed a volume of information about Western Architecture into bite-size and easy to understand language. I like the glossary page which aimed to state the definitions of the various concepts that were used in Western Architecture. I would recommend anyone needing a crash course in Western architecture to consider this book.


kyh said...

Have fun learning all the Classical (Roman, Greek), Byzantine, Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Belle Epoque, Art Nouveau, Art Deco etc styles. :p

oceanskies79 said...

Thank you kyh. :)

kyh said...

Which one's your favourite? :)

oceanskies79 said...

I like Gothic and Neo-Classical styles. Art Deco and Art Nouveau seems interestin too.

kyh said...

I like Gothic too! And Byzantine, Renaissance, Baroque, and Art Nouveau. :D