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ARCHITECTURE

A compelling set of observations, reflections and insights into why architecture can and should have meaning, new in the series that began with Why Fashion Matters. Aaron Betsky is dean of the Frank Lloyd School of Architecture, Taliesin West, in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Taliesin, in Spring Green, Wisconsin.

20.0 x 12.5 cm 144pp hardback ISBN 978 0 500 519080 April £9.95

Architecture Matters In the same series

978 0 500 517376 £9.95 hb

‘As much a personal manifesto as a multi-layered exploration of the significance of fashion in society … thought-provoking … Corner races through her subjects elegantly and succinctly’ The Financial Times

Aaron Betsky Architecture does matter. To our cities, to our planet, to our personal lives. How we design and what we build has an impact that usually lasts for generations. The more we understand the importance of architecture, and the thinking and decisions behind the buildings we create, the better world we will construct. Who better to guide readers into the rich and complex world of contemporary architecture than Aaron Betsky, former architect, author, curator and museum director, and today dean of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. Combining his early experiences working with and meeting cutting-edge architects with his frequent role as jury member selecting the world’s most prominent global architects to build icons for cities, Betsky possesses rare insight into the mechanisms, politics and personalities that play a role in how buildings in our societies and urban centres come to be. In over thirty themes and drawing from his own experiences and encounters with people and buildings around the world, he explores a broad spectrum of topics, from the meaning of domestic space to the spectacle of the urban realm. Accessible, instructive and hugely enjoyable, this book will open the eyes of anyone dreaming of becoming an architect, and bring a wry smile to anyone that already is.

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Thames & Hudson Spring 2017 Catalogue