Curve is a divisive issue in architecture. Some see curves as expensive and decadent; others as an expression of transcendence—a way that the human mind can express its freedom from quotidian constraints. Yet others use curves to emulate some of the most beautiful forms in nature.
Each of the Analysing Architecture Notebooks is devoted to a particular theme in understanding the rich and varied workings of architecture. They can be thought of as addenda to the foundation volume Analysing Architecture that first appeared in 1997 and has subsequently been enlarged in three further editions. Examining these extra themes as a series of notebooks allows greater space for more detailed exploration of a wider variety of examples, whilst avoiding the risk of the original book becoming unwieldy.
About the Author
Simon Unwin is a freelance writer and lecturer based in the United Kingdom, where he is Emeritus Professor of Architecture at the University of Dundee, Scotland.
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