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Rating: 4 out of 5 with 36 ratings
5 / 5 Arielle
Formed: Paperback in this short book, Ross King dips was partorisca present like a dome adds of the cathedral of Florencia has been built.

Regarding his another reservation, Ladies Rey has done certainly long investigation.

To the equal that in his another reservation, has sucedidos in presenting the vast quantity of information in the animate, that interests way.

A question of first order is that a book presents no clear explanation on like a dome was built in fact, with illustrations and of the contemporary diagrams.

Is this reason an author judges a too technical information partorisca describe to a general audience?

Is this reason some the real technicians have used is not known entirely or fully comprised today?

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5 / 5 Carita
Formed: Paperback has Bought he partorisca my grandson the one who architecture studied in the university of entity. It have travelled by means of the plot of Italy so only a year previously partorisca begin university and has fallen enamoured with Florencia. Love a book.
4 / 5 Libbie
Formed: Paperback A book in the series that has purchased partorisca prepare for my travesía in Italy and Florencia. Amazing architectural feat with everything of some historical facts.
5 / 5 Dottie
Formed: Kindle Edition Any interested in the architecture and the history will find both in this writing of good book. Thoroughly I Have enjoyed to read this book.
5 / 5 Myrtis
Adds: Paperback Adds partorisca read before or after visiting Florencia.
5 / 5 Ashly
Formed: Paperback excellent book, gripping partorisca begin to finalise
4 / 5 Glenda
Formed: Paperback A lot informative but boring also.
4 / 5 Margarett
Formed: Hardcover has looked for this book after reading and enjoying the book of Ross Rey in a Sistine ceiling of Chapel, Michelangelo & the ceiling of a Pope. Now, I just desire had read this first to visit a Duomo in Florencia some years. Ossia An excellent description of a creation of a dome in a cathedral in Florencia in a start of a fifteenth century focused for an architect Filippo Brunelleschi.
Has three things that particularly taste on this book: in the first place, it is an excellent description of an enormous work charged for literally of whole communities partorisca create the structure like the mediaeval cathedral. Yes, Brunelleschi was a character for behind a dome but he have taken thousands of decades of workers partorisca do his vision the reality. Thought of some skyscrapers create today with a help of modern cars, creating these churches was one incredible tarpaulin .
As, this book aims the one who scientific and discovered of the engineering is lost often and rediscovered. Some Roman methods partorisca build aqueducts, arches and domes (like a Panteón to Rome) a lot the time had been lost and many of his methods are still so only vaguely has comprised. Still, Brunelleschi was able to study these structures (a lot like his work is studied now), rediscover old methods and invent even better some partorisca produce his work. Ossia Something seen on and on again in some sciences: the discovery is done and, reason is not comprised at the same time or an explanation is lost somehow, is forgotten, so only partorisca be rediscovered later.
Tercero, this book aims the one who difficult is partorisca comprise some of some amazing tarpaulins of antiquities. Included today, although some stands of dome like the monument to his character, any fully comprise the one who Brunelleschi was able of the work. Engineers and architect @@@peregrinación of still mark Florencia in a tentativa partorisca comprise like this the dome has been built and rests partorisca be with which almost are centuries. Still, the plenary comprising evades. The part of this has to that it Brunelleschi own followers for the secrecy but concealed no for him of boggling an alcohol--as the modern technology can not untangle a mystery of this structure.
In that traces until a dome I, felt a lot afterwards to Rey has described in this book and would recommend likes the must read to of any the one who has visited Florence or is thinking to do like this. Still without recognition, this in spite of, this slender volume a lot of bed for any with an interest in science or architecture.
4 / 5 Jennie
In this short book, Ross King dips was partorisca present like a dome adds of the cathedral of Florencia has been built.

Regarding his another reservation, Ladies Rey has done certainly long investigation.

To the equal that in his another reservation, has sucedidos in presenting the vast quantity of information in the animate, that interests way.

A question of first order is that a book presents no clear explanation on like a dome was built in fact, with illustrations and of the contemporary diagrams.

Is this reason an author judges a too technical information partorisca describe to a general audience?

Is this reason some the real technicians have used is not known entirely or fully comprised today?

In any case, some arrivals of reader partorisca feel has deceived.
4 / 5 Louetta
Has bought he partorisca my grandson the one who architecture studied in the university of entity. It have travelled by means of the plot of Italy so only a year previously partorisca begin university and has fallen enamoured with Florencia. Love a book.
5 / 5 Marhta
A book in the series that has purchased partorisca prepare for my travesía in Italy and Florencia. Amazing architectural feat with everything of some historical facts.
4 / 5 Shan
Any interested in the architecture and the history will find both in this writing of good book. Thoroughly I Have enjoyed to read this book.
4 / 5 Micha
Has looked for this book after reading and enjoying the book of Ross Rey in a Sistine ceiling of Chapel, Michelangelo & the ceiling of a Pope. Now, I just desire had read this first to visit a Duomo in Florencia some years. Ossia An excellent description of a creation of a dome in a cathedral in Florencia in a start of a fifteenth century focused for an architect Filippo Brunelleschi.
Has three things that particularly taste on this book: in the first place, it is an excellent description of an enormous work charged for literally of whole communities partorisca create the structure like the mediaeval cathedral. Yes, Brunelleschi was a character for behind a dome but he have taken thousands of decades of workers partorisca do his vision the reality. Thought of some skyscrapers create today with a help of modern cars, creating these churches was one incredible tarpaulin .
As, this book aims the one who scientific and discovered of the engineering is lost often and rediscovered. Some Roman methods partorisca build aqueducts, arches and domes (like a Panteón to Rome) a lot the time had been lost and many of his methods are still so only vaguely has comprised. Still, Brunelleschi was able to study these structures (a lot like his work is studied now), rediscover old methods and invent even better some partorisca produce his work. Ossia Something seen on and on again in some sciences: the discovery is done and, reason is not comprised at the same time or an explanation is lost somehow, is forgotten, so only partorisca be rediscovered later.
Tercero, this book aims the one who difficult is partorisca comprise some of some amazing tarpaulins of antiquities. Included today, although some stands of dome like the monument to his character, any fully comprise the one who Brunelleschi was able of the work. Engineers and architect @@@peregrinación of still mark Florencia in a tentativa partorisca comprise like this the dome has been built and rests partorisca be with which almost are centuries. Still, the plenary comprising evades. The part of this has to that it Brunelleschi own followers for the secrecy but concealed no for him of boggling an alcohol--as the modern technology can not untangle a mystery of this structure.
In that traces until a dome I, felt a lot afterwards to Rey has described in this book and would recommend likes the must read to of any the one who has visited Florence or is thinking to do like this. Still without recognition, this in spite of, this slender volume a lot of bed for any with an interest in science or architecture.
4 / 5 Margarita
I have read to to a book likes him the course of a group of discussion of on-line book. Partorisca This purpose is excellent. Partorisca Does not require the terracing in engineering or architecture partorisca comprise, is the short and sincere narrative where an author averts some questions have associated with trying to say the big the history in too small the space.
Is the fast biography of a responsible man partorisca a dome of Santa Maria of Flower in Florencia. The diverse fact had has fill sentence has read them my woman but another that these pocolos was the fast breeze , painless read partorisca purchase the simple knowledge of a time and tribulaciones has involved partorisca build that it is still a big masonary dome in a world(according to a book).
Would have appreciated more the diagrams of a dome likes them text the described. More sketch of a crew and physical maps like travesías of character. Some pictures of word in these points are not sufficent to fully develop to an Italian-free unknowledgable among some readers that is speaking roughly.
A book a bit that it interest although the very already have an interest in architecture the does not believe there is has stimulated particularly one.
Like this in general the C+ book, but the quite good election for the group of book for dynamics of a group, no for a material.
Gives the graces to read this description
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4 / 5 Terisa
took several months to really take to this book. Usually I know immediately if the grip to reserve my imagination and draw me in. "Brunelleschi Dome" it has done, this in spite of, results to be one of some true literary surprises of a year for me. I have written the paper of term in Brunelleschi and Florencia Cathedral waaay behind in institute for the technician that class of hires. It is that experience, done a lot of years, concealed directed me partorisca buy a book. Now an architect in private practice, has a technical and artistic fund to appreciate that then it was bewildering and mine quite foreign. This reservation very there is dulcemente grown on me, until an evening could do not dipping down. Once an initial history, setup and the definitions were safely read and out of a way, this pound has taken really interest in the haste. A portrait of an involuntary designer that, 500 years later, is coming to be one of a recognised geniuses of a Renaissance and the father to found of Western architectural thought is fascinating, surprising and in timing downright odd. Brunelleschi The time the averages done the millenium is spent the life animadamente. Some technical descriptions that it is still today has considered that has surprised breakthroughs is very written, informative and enlightening without being unwieldy, self indulgent or too much long. This so only is the skill a lot of architectural writers are abysmally déficients in, that prefers to fill pages with his own blather and pseudo-the apparently drawn tongue to do a "rest of us" it resists him it has daunted. The start of Ross Rey of a tongue of current architecture flirtation with trendy the academy is refreshing, readable and understandable for those no in some professions of architecture, engineering or edifice. It is developing that prime of mine of 14 years, the young man with acute interests in astronomy and music of rock, there is enjoyed this book immensely.
5 / 5 Ernie
A lot a lot can dip claim to create the result that is not so only the prime minister, the test concealed how has been thought to be impossible has not been, and to have his accomplishment rest so that the awe that inspires today to the equal that was does centuries. I have read a version of soft coverage of this book as it was not if a hardcover offered a same photograph. An interior of a @@@back cover tip a dome as it looks today, included with which have read a book and all some dimensions of a dome describe, a photograph taken still for surprise. A sheer stairs that the be be build is like this breathtaking, how is beautiful and audacious.
A dome of Santa Maria of Flower in a lot of ways subtracts unmatched in some feats of engineering that is to be fulfil with his construction. The materials and the modern technology have has created the domes for sports estaciona that nano one has turned of a dome in this book, but any matches in the beauty and any one will be for an almost 600 years this dome has been.
Ossia The fascinating history that does not require that a reader is an engineer . There are illustrations that show some of some methods have used, and while a book would benefit of having much more, a layperson can take an immensity of a task. Vastly oversimplifying The one who Brunelleschi has fulfilled was a construction of a big plus comprises of unanchored open space of inner while it was built, and that builds that the has not required a giant flight buttress appendages of to the the cathedrals him him like Ours Give in Parigi. A dome has been traditionally prevented to destroy an edifice is trace to for an use of massive external supports. A dome for his pushes of character down and outward, the active person has not conceived never the dome of this magnitude that could be built, much less be completed and remain when being for centuries.
Besides, of any of a traditional scaffolding was in planting Brunelleschi has had to invent methods to create countless tonnes partorisca lap to the point of start of a dome 170 feet on an earth, or roughly an equivalent of the 17 history that builds today. When A dome has been completed to torch that would require a creation of one million books of bones was to be domestic on some inaugural, or oculus to the point the big plus of a dome. A history of a good dome a book, this in spite of an author comprises a history that has taken place while it was built, a politics, some wars, and some rivalries. A bed more any would enjoy.
5 / 5 Freida
A possible reason reason the descriptions of this book are like this divergent is this BRUNELLESCHI is TAME is like this more than an architectural triumph that for any looks unlikely that such the slender book for the journalist that could do full justice. Ross King this in spite of fully recognises an importance of a dome of a Saint Maria of Flor cathedral and an order of him is creator Filippo Brunelleschi. It pays tribute to the as so much a man and his creation were symbolic of a creative character adds that we are to come to see like typifying a golden age of a Renaissance. King also clearly aims like such character and his work were the boon to a growth to continue and influence of a Renaissance like the whole. Any only is a dome triumph it architectural wonderful - in 143 feet in diameter is still a main dome in existence - an a lot of law of the create spurred other developments. Technicians of construction, cars and tools, methods to organise work, architectural creation and assuming; all has had to be modified, improved, and in some again have invented chances to fulfil an aim.
Any do any in a Renaissance will be sure to mention Italy of the sud and a pioneering function Florence have had in a movement. With Florencia is treating a finer sculpture, produced, and architecture, and with Brunelleschi is tames it has distilled to a creation all that a Renaissance been stops.
5 / 5 Summer
Any the one who has been to an elderly Italian city of Florencia recognises a big dome that dominates a city. It is atop a cathedral Santa Maria of Flor, and is main that a dome of some the USA Capitol, St. Paul is in Londra, or included St. Peter is in Rome. You are built before any of them, in 1436. An architect, Filippo Brunelleschi, solved a lot of questions to produce a marvel. It go with any centrical scaffold in as to build a dome, and his creation for such cars like a ox-powered hoist was innovative and useful. 70 million books of brick, mortar, marble, and more was hoisted to an air. A dome gradually is trace, while down it was plagues , wars, argues jealous against Brunelleschi, and financial questions. A book is exciting he so that it locates a progress of a dome, and ameno out of a personality of Brunelleschi well. It gives details of life of Renaissance, likes guild, lunch, transport, and brickmaking. Fascinating.
4 / 5 Janetta
Ossia A history of characters, sweat, and emotion that has gone to a construction of a dome of him Duomo, the majority to dip visible of Florencia. If you have been in Florencia, calm especially will enjoy this history of a construction of and a creative character for behind an edifice of one of some architectural triumphs of a world. King spends a reader behind to a time of his construction, with vivid details of a creation, a political intrigue on one uploading of a creation, some technical skills of then done the hand, and some lifestyles of some common workers. Using material of primitive crudes and more art that science, Brunelleschi showed the capacity to improvise, suitable, and pause by means of old methods to solve a physical challenge almost impossible.
If you have not been in Florencia, reading "Dome" so only it can you convince that it is now of to go and well value a recognition.
5 / 5 Miguelina
Ross King can take a history of the small, seemingly go back and insuperable question he to an intriguing bit of work: as to build the dome without the frame for the sustain on? As To impulse enormous blockades of marble for a torch of an earth, until a heaven, and on to one something precise is required? It moves easily behind and it advances of an intriguing rivalry go in Brunelleschi and Alberti to some details of the engineering of a dome.
Is included the good reflection of the subject of a book that a book is well has drawn.
Brunelleschi Is tames it will have wide appeal to the plot of any-of readers of fiction: history buffs, archaeology, biography, engineering. Based in some other descriptions, some so only folks those who has been disappointed is those while the highly academic account , detailed. Ossia More than the charming, scientist and artistic true.
5 / 5 Shu
Ross Rey gives the portrait of Italy of Renaissance yields quite vivid can odorare an economic wine swilled for labourers in Florencia. A true history of a construction of this cathedral, that comprises his dome that surprised, is bobo and wonderful. An apparition of Brunelleschi and his competition with Lorenzo Ghiberti (the one who has produced some amazing doors of a Baptistery, where answered he now stands) servants like the history that shows a creativity but also a competitiveness and vanity of the time that is often romanticized.
Laymen Interested in some details maquinales of Brunelleschi is groundbreaking the cars and the creations can find up against some limits of his imagination, like the book restricts the descriptions of prose and confidences in drawings of period to illustrate a mechanics.
5 / 5 Leah
Highly recommends this book to all the architects presented and that have an interest in architecture, history, and Italy. A book is although it balances to write techincal information (considering construction and invention), historical fund, and biography. An author dips a reader behind in a Renaissance with his description of Florencia during an erection of a Saint Maria Of Flor. His words almost paint the vivid landscape that the calm transport behind in timing to Renaissance Florence.
After having it read, any so only wants to read the again but turn in Italy and see some details and of the the methods likes him described in of a book.
This would be the book adds for any enthusiast of architecture or young presented architect.
5 / 5 Ute
This extraordinary book has two varied appearances that needs to be estimated for separate. A prime minister has to that do with some descriptions of a physics ... A book estimates five more than stars.
A second appearance of a book has to that do with some emotional and psychological portraits of a mould of characters of these curious little book. Somehow an author any surrendered some people of a history a lot well: they do not look never to come alive, remaining far, two-dimensional, unreachable. For this appearance a book estimates three stars.
...This book is irresistible.
5 / 5 Bernita
It does not leave a calm title has dipped were. This is not the dry bit of history of the engineering so how is the detailed (and concentrated) picture of 15th century FLORENCIA. Using an edifice of a dome like the fulcrum, touches of Rey of the Gentleman the daily life in Florencia, church and politician of city, guild and workers, quirky Florentine personalities, and, especially, Brunelleschi creative character. Some black drawings and tip that fill in some empty when the imagination can falter is very adapted to a concisely the history has said.
4 / 5 Carly
This detailed and readable little book takes his place beside McCullough "A Bridge adds" like the gripping narrative of the complex engineering and risky adventure. Still although you know that results, calm will find it hard to dip a down first book of an end.
Today the manager will recognise the number of deceptions familiarised in planning of project, especially doing committed before I know of the way to fulfil them.
5 / 5 Pilar
Partorisca Any the one who has (or is organisation to)is Locates to a cup of this remarkable edifice, this book is the must partorisca read . A history of an edifice of this dome, and a responsible man, is a lot likes the history of Florencia he, wonderfull. They are not an engineer, this in spite of a book was comprised easily and flowed a lot well. He really done some marvels of Florencia come alive in an alcohol of readers.
4 / 5 Ada
A text is a lot of fact with some interesting details roughly marble and bricks, a quirks of personality, and a process that he decision in 15th century Florence, would have enjoyed it more he more the time had been spent comparing and that contrasts a construction of a Duomo with a Panteón and Hagia Sophia. Also, I have been surprised in a lack of has detailed drawings partorisca illustrate that it was said in a text. In spite of, you are interested in architecture, ossia the must has read.
4 / 5 Seymour
Would think it was hardly possible to write still another reservation on Renaissance Florence, this in spite of product something fresh, original and illuminating. But Ross King there is exactly does this - and that it is more is chosen like his @@@subject one of one the majority of familiar, more studied - and more visited - edifices in Europe, Florence cathedral. Each guidebook says that Brunelleschi has drawn a dome, or dome, of a cathedral, and that it is a dome of the main masonry has not built never. But partorisca learn like this was built, calm usually has to that turn to some beautiful has specialised history of works of art. Ross King has drawn in these. But it goes much more there, and door Florencia of a first half of a fifteenth century, and especially some people have involved partorisca build a cathedral adds, tremendously the life. Brunelleschi Is portrait like an argumentative and moody man, without doubts of his own importance. But also it surfaces like this one of one the majority of imaginative and daring the architects and the engineers of any one was. His dome is aimed partorisca be a lot so only an artistic triumph, and one of some structures partorisca define of Western architecture, but also the technician masterpiece, studied by architects to this day. In a lot of ways this suitable book one of has given Sobel "the daughter of Galileo". A fashion is very different, and Ross Rey written of Florencia two hundred years before Galileo, but take such an original and captivating look in a subject apparently familiar, "Brunelleschi Dome" comparison of stands. Certainly there is you enjoyed one, will like you another.
4 / 5 Charolette
A lot of-the account written , concise of a construction of Santa Maria has given Flor. A book attacks the good balance among some technical details of a construction and creation, some fights among Brunelleschi, Ghiberti, and a guild of wool, and a historical context of fifteenth century Florence. A history is obliging and seldom bores. It operates excellent.
4 / 5 Tomoko
An excellent and quickly read (only 194 pages that comprises an indication). An only question that has had with a book is that it was improved a lot for illustrations and of the additional pictures, any only of a dome, but other structures mentioned and further of some people have mentioned in a text.
5 / 5 Stacey
In 1418 Filippo Brunelleschi was 41 years. There is a uncanny described to the equal that solves questions maquinales. It is the goldsmith.
Travesía In Rome and was able to remark a vaulting of a Panteón. Filippo is returned in Florencia. It was the life -long batchelor. Taking any heed of his dress. It develops theories roughly perspective.
The result involved in a construction of Santa Maria of Flor, the cathedral of Florencia. The models for a dome has been looked for. The people have laughed in Filippo is. There is the revolutionary creation.
Filippo has been given the function in a construction of a dome. Leon Battista Alberti was one of the ablest disciples of Filippo. It write the book on architecture.
Filippo has done in the hoist powered for oxen. For 1421 a hoist has been ready. Filippo ox hoist has had to character. It is both complex and powerful. Sure perils was intrinsic in his operation. A hoist created in meso fifty load the day.
A hoist has moved only things on and down. A half to move things laterally has been required. Some governors have selected the creation of Filippo partorisca to crane. Leonardo da Vinci more has seen late the cars of Filippo and has done sketch of them.
Likes to to many like him four million bricks have been used for a dome. Some were done especially for a project. Filippo has taken also the personal interest in a quality of a mortar. The mortar was mixed always in a place.
A dome is built in a principle of an arch. Filippo has used herringbone bricks. A herringbone the model was part of the technician to do of Filippo was with a need to elaborate that it centres.
The edifices of the big dimensions have presented always moral questions. The observers have said that a dome has been circle built for circle. The domes are always be the conventional symbol of heaven. Filippo was the scholar of Dante.
4 / 5 Yoshiko
While initially loved with a book -- has said the history adds on some personalities and construction -- I has finalised any really knowing a which the dome has been built; that the only. A book could use more diagrams and of the explanations of some methods of construction and, really, more development of character. Die 30 more pages, would have learnt something of a book and known more on some people in 1400 Florencia. Instead, using the researcher of web partorisca "brunelleschi construction of dome" I have found my response of several very good places.
5 / 5 Gay
Has bought a book in that visited Florence and possessing some rudimentary knowledge of a dome and his importance in architectural history. I have found a transmission to write in is technical explanations and a King of author to exit like this too enamoured with Brunelleschi. This has said, _taming _ is the quickly read, and could satisfy a desire of the reader with interest of any only in architecture and some innovations of Brunelleschi.
4 / 5 Carlyn
This book gives planned credit to one of a world More the add and durable architectural attainments. This in spite of, resupplies very little useful idea to a structural skeleton and his elements, and like a whole structure in fact hangs joint. There is the plot of churn of weapon in a subject, and a text/of pictures in a sandstone canal, a fifth acute arch (aimed wrongly), a herringbone brickwork, and some coverages of arch are almost useless. A student of rest of architectural structure with small concrete information.
4 / 5 Merlin
For everything means to take loaned this book and read the, but does not squander your money for the buy. Ladies Rey frequently clue in of the interesting avenues that further would explain Brunelleschi, some forces of behaviour for behind an edifice of a dome, and Brunelleschis' technical accomplishments. Unfortunately, any for lack of capacity of investigation, interest, sources, or some combination of the same, so only lines a surface of his subject.
Look In the daughter of Galileo for an example of the like this book could have been.
4 / 5 Luigi
Ossia The fascinating law this brings together Firenze in a renaissance and a birth of modern architecture. A curious and ape anecdotal the material maintains a history that movements. If you are intellectually curious and enjoy reading in a human condition, will enjoy this book.

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4 / 5 Manual
Wants to begin my description to say that they are not particularly the defender of Franco Gehry laws, but certainly finds that it surprises for his influence in modern architecture and his years of contributi the society. It was anxious to read Paul critical Goldberger biography of Gehry, 'Art of Edifice: A Life and Work of Franco Gehry'. A book, which has been written with a cooperation of Gehry and his friends and familiar and clients, is a lot included there is rid. It is clear that Goldberger admires Frank Gehry, but his fondness for his subject no the blind to Gehry the smallest points.

Frank Gehry, for now in his mid-80 east, is still last in work. A man the one who is uncompromising in his architectural principles, is known for his edifices during a world. Like an architect, a Canadian-born Gehry - change his last name of 'Goldberg' the 'Gehry' - has begun his practice in the Angels in a prompt 1950 is. You are looked for was to draw commercial edifices and public edifices, but obtain by all the world afamada with his Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spagna in a 1990 east. Suddenly all the world has wanted to Frank Gehry-building, but his type of architecture has to that spend for a lot of levels of approval for both financial and groups of artist, and a lot the creation has not left never some joint to draw in Gehry office of the Angels. But it has built glorious edifices of Berlino in Parigi to the Angels the parts of Asia.

Paul Goldberger gives like this complete the picture of Franco Gehry in to the the personal level likes him to him the fact in the professional a. Two married times and a father of four boys, Goldberger frames any secret of Gehry failings like the father, particularly of some two daughters of the his first pair. Of course, Gehry built his career, which is often a chance.

In general, Paul Goldberger biography of Franco Gehry is exceptional. If it likes Gehry of work or no. An only complaint has in a book, which have read in and-form of book, was that there is to plot of typos. Also wish had more photographs, but for the beds in mine iPad, was able to change in the Wikipedia when I have wanted to see the edifice whose picture has not been comprised in a book.

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Rating: 4 out of 5 with 9 ratings
4 / 5 Hope
Formed: Kindle the edition are an architect the one who has learnt a lot of a reading of of the this. Michael blends personal aspiration with the analysis partorisca say of a current state to draw. He leavens a mix with well-has researched details in an evolution of construction and residential creation. With which reading this, wants to pay recognition as I can do better in disposal forward.
5 / 5 Dorene
Formed: Paperback have a lot harbored any life-long ambition to build my own house, but now, the year after reading "A Place of the mine Own," meeting that builds the house. It is not Michael Pollan lack, but are not him leaving entirely of a hook neither. Michael Pollan loves words and spends a majority of his time in a world of words and abstractions. A history of his inexplicable desire to create something like real-world-wide like the edifice with his frames of own hands for the a lot seductive invitation in this world for any the one who feels more home in a realm of an abstract but nurtures the admiration to grow for a like this-has called "blue colour" folks whose knowledge and the resident expertise in his strong and weathered the as much as done delivery in his noggins.
While a book in no way acts in a level of the "that-the" manual, now that has begun down that proprietary-the street of constructor am finding the diving of mine familiarised to read "A Place of the mine Own," like a tension-bordering-on-hostility that exists among architects, these artífices of some abstract, and constructors, those who inherit a sometimes unenviable fulfilled to turn fanciful "pleasant-paper" blue-impressions the tangible structures of cements, forests, and glass.
4 / 5 Vallie
Formed: Paperback has think that this was the fabulous book, in spite of a leading description that gives it so only some stars.

A concept is one which appeals to a lot of - finding the place of calm and tranquility to escape to. That better way of the do your own that arrest for the build to you? Something this a lot of sleep of, but little direct in reality.

Pollan Is a sincere writer the one who is not fearful to say of the his failings as well as his triumphs. Have enjoyed some details of construction, especially to the equal that sees to the plot of detail regarding a mundane detail of construction as there is had am spent previously stops. A better part of a book, this in spite of, was all of the his philosophical musings in the each appearance of architecture. It takes a reader by means of a lot of different fashions of edifices, quoting a lot of examples and appointing a lot of influential architects. I found googling the plot of some places and people that mentions, and has found the new world-wide integer of architecture.

Especially concealed, a book is very written, those interest in a lot of different ways, and some very opposite of 'tedious'! I recommend it highly,
5 / 5 Emily
Formed: Paperback In general writing a lot well, and will augment your vocabulary also. It can take wordy this in spite of, as it can take bogged down in, said, a discussion of a psycological effects of window muntins. Or be the little dismayed to find an author championing Feng shui. But usually movement of things to the long of quickly, owing to the remarkable ease of an author with tongue and his self-deprecating tone. Prize: scattered throughout will find the good roundup of the famous architects that justifies his profession with self-of entity babble.
5 / 5 Hwa
Formed: Paperback Ossia one amusing little book roughly the endeavours to build of a man he the studio in the cabin that is free in a forest. Like Botany of Desire, ossia the quite quirky and unusual premise to base the book on, but again, raisin was very.
Is interested to learn some architectural history, and something in general carpentry while when being entertained, ossia the good finds. Pollan HAS the a lot of entertaining and involving way to write.
4 / 5 Denver
Formed: Hardcover This book, a lot that his sooner "According to Character" it is the must for any the one who appreciates deep thoughts roughly gardening, houses, and a space in that alive. It acts his words as well as he his house and garden. Read these books and calm will not think never in houses and of the gardens in a same way again. Philosophical, poetical, and deep.
4 / 5 Chantal
Formed: Paperback left so only say this: Pollan the talent like the constructor is comical; his talent like the writer is point and averts. And that it is a bridge among these two zones that combines in "Place"? Humility, perhaps. Pollan Is no dummy. It knows where his lies by force, in of the words, and ossia a backbone that otherwise be the laughable history of the sleep of a man-shack, a stereotypical designer and a woodbutcher the one who help for the spend the life. If you go to this thought of the book goes to learn like this to build, or plan the edifice, will be to use he partorisca kindling for a third understand. But you appreciate the talented author and have the space of draw of peripheral interest, form, and edifices, is to the entertainment has read.
4 / 5 Jeanetta
Formed: Paperback This description is in reply to CJ the description of Thompson of a same title; it does not look able to comment in of the descriptions, for some reason.

This reviewer gives a book the alone star, he saying has expected, of a title, for a book to be an account of a man homesteading adventure. Really? A book has taken a star because you have thought that that it was roughly something more? I am surprised that often reviewers admit that his indication is based in this - no in his expectation of the quality of a book (which is just), but of the his real @@@subject - that has thinks that that a book was roughly something more altogether!

Ossia Likes read A Catcher in a Rye and it saying is disappointed reason have expected for the book on tilling. You go in to say you found a tedious book, but to be just, this probably is not the @subject @ you wittingly has been reading on. As it can read the particular book like this physical and the tedious call when to those in-the-know, is any how May. If the subject @of the book is not that it has expected it, perhaps so only admit you finalised in a wrong aisle and dip a description averts. It agrees that your alone star can weigh-down the reserve which, for some, was exactly it paralización expected - and while. It gives the graces to consider.
5 / 5 Laverne
Formed: Paperback has bought and read Pollan is 'A Omnivores' Dilemma' and thoroughly there is enjoyed each page.... I have bought two more than his books, while some same utmost read, and (at least according to which this book is concerned) was A lot of DISAPPOINTED.

A title of this book suggests a person homesteading the adventure and is quite the left down to discover that it is lttle more than an account of Pollan edifice of the nave. Apparently it is the philisophical treatise whose discussions and the conclusions arise of a creative process involved in a process of construction but, somehow, could not identify with anything says.

Has given this reserves the casualidad ... It take on the third of one his way ... But I finally found the tedious and uninteresting.

CJT

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1 / 5 Kelly
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4 / 5
Formed: Hardcover On done the month has read "Fortuna Adds: An Epic of Rockefeller Centre" for Daniel Okrent. If it is taste and can not take enough of NYC of history, Neal Bascomb "big" it mark the piece of wonderful mate. A subject is alike (projects of massive construction), how is a timeframe (1920 this-1930 is). Gentleman Bascomb the book goes to detail regarding a construction of 3 skyscrapers - a Chrysler Edifice, an Edifice of Company of Manhattan, and an Empire State Edifice. Gentleman Bascomb works of book in several levels: like the narrative right that detail some complexities to dip on súper-big edifices; like the collection of mini-biographies of the integral presents to Walter that comprises history Chrysler, and a Van of William of the architects Alen and Craig Severance (leading partners those who had had the falling was); and like the cultural/social history of NYC likes Roar Twenties the end and a big Depression begins. Some walks of house of author a point that the form and the function follow personalities and willpower. A beauty of a Chrysler the edifice is that it is not so only another skyscraper. It reflects a vision of William Van Alen (and Walter Chrysler, the one who has taken an active interest in a that looks project in of the hundreds, if any thousand, of the drawings of Van Alen and giving his entrance). Similarly, the man for a name of John Jakob Raskob ( with bonds to General Engines, curiously), for sheer forces to win, directed to take some financial the pony-on a money to dip-on an Empire Declares to Build even although a Depression has had paste. Another "subject @big" it is that ego sometimes can win the fresco and the financial considerations have calculated. When Van Alen and Severance (Edifice of Company of Manhattan) has @to @give was in the "shooting for some launchings-war" to build an edifice a big plus, they some few things that has done a number-crunchers that adds shiver in of the extra histories (that augments a need for banks of elevator, services, etc. And decreases a percentage of profitable space) or adding in geegaws like some espiras of a Chrysler Edifice, with his totally a lot-profitable zone. Like this, Raskob soldiered on with an Empire Declares to Build even although a lot of people said them has not been able to rent all this space during the financial downturn. ( They were a lot. Plough with 23 occupancy prices and has called a "Empty State Edifice." It does not turn the profit until 1948.) A war of public reports that surrounds some 3 edifices resupplies an edge to entertain that you pursue during a book - when Severance has @to @give that some espiras of a Chrysler the edifice he main, counter with one querella that you so only would owe that count profitable spatial - that has done a Company of Manhattan that the main builds. (An audience did not buy it. Mayor is main.) When Chrysler The people have @@give that inside the year or like an Empire the State edifice would result the reality and would be a new number a, has gone the "physical rejection." They have announced his edifice like big and a brilliant plus, and has feigned that quickly that grows structure on 34th street is not existed. Sadly, Walter Chrysler has known no, of an aesthetic standpoint, that has. Once an Empire the State edifice has been built, Chrysler has lost interest in his own edifice. In his autobiography so only consecrates 2 pages to a subject, and he the van has mentioned nowhere Alen for name. Llama "the architect." Gentleman Bascomb does not leave some architectural critics of a time of a hook. The majority of critiques yawned in a Chrysler Edifice - has not thought a lot he, and has thought some espiras was the useless frill. Poor van Alen has not taken never another commission of entity and has has had to that hustle around that tries to take works of the smallest edifice of friends and relative. Another fascinating the part of this book is when Gentleman Bascomb goes to detail regarding a process of real construction - the one who the workers have been required for some varied projects, some types and quantities of materials, etc. An Empire State Edifice, whose construction has been organised like clockwork for a Starrett brothers, has been dipped-up in an incredible tax of 4 1/2 pavings for week. 500 truck the day there is rid material to a place of edifice, and some beams to armour plate that is places to the place had been manufactured in one the Pennsylvania mills the simple 3 days before. (A bit the beams were still animate when they have taken in 34th street.) In spite of a speed of construction, the security has been underlined. 6 dead men (his nomination is die, for a way) during construction of an Empire State Edifice, which was astonishingly little that considers some stairs of a project. Finally, a book has 8 pages of interesting black-and-white photos of a time, comprising an of a famous photographer Margaret Bourke-White perched atop a gargoyle of eagle in a Chrysler Edifice, rigging paralizaciones to snap has shot it. If you suffer the vertigo can love skip that photo, as well as a one of a photographer Jack Reilly hangs it of 72nd history steelwork of an Edifice of Company of Manhattan.....
5 / 5
Formed: Hardcover Although it is home is specifically in a construction of three edifices of entities of New York skyline, the elder there are a lot of funds down the very fond remembrance of the time when the fortunes literally have fallen this in spite of like this a city of New York has grown exponentially to result an epitome of a modern metropolis.
Neal Bascomb meticulously Chronic some chances and characters those who was manager thus fertile period, but do like this he a lot of felizmente directs to avert bogging down in of the details and imagines that it can hamper the one of alike way-themed and approximation more scholarly. This is not to say that Bascomb any one his duties, but that has been able to do the comprehensible narrative ossia riveting ( excuse a pun) and fast-paced. In fact, some edifices was all the builds with the remarkable speed that considers a propiciado by some projects and a technology of a day.
Was the pleasure adds to any so only follow to the long of in that was the race of true rat for an edifice a big plus but the hips obtain the significant idea to that is my personal favourite of a skyline, a Chrysler Edifice - the structure this has lived all but a year of him is life in a shadow of a State of Imperio.
5 / 5
Formed: Hardcover has found this book in a weekend and chose it up for the anniversary of my dad. I have begun to read by means of him on a metre in a house of way of a bookshop and could do not dipping down! It have to that admit that I a lot usually read these classes of books, but Bascomb done an amazing work to draw calm in with descriptions coloreadas of some times and the characters have involved in this for real incredible history of some races of skyscraper during a @@@1920s. Yes, there was literally the race to be an edifice a big plus in a world-wide -- complete with the arrival of just photo to time for a stock market to clash! If has any interest in New York, history, engineering, architecture, or so only love the history adds -- the verify was. One of some better things has on elected of the long time.
5 / 5
On done the month has read "Fortuna Adds: An Epic of Rockefeller Centre" for Daniel Okrent. If it is taste and can not take enough of NYC of history, Neal Bascomb "big" it mark the piece of wonderful mate. A subject is alike (projects of massive construction), how is a timeframe (1920 this-1930 is). Gentleman Bascomb the book goes to detail regarding a construction of 3 skyscrapers - a Chrysler Edifice, an Edifice of Company of Manhattan, and an Empire State Edifice. Gentleman Bascomb works of book in several levels: like the narrative right that detail some complexities to dip on súper-big edifices; like the collection of mini-biographies of the integral presents to Walter that comprises history Chrysler, and a Van of William of the architects Alen and Craig Severance (leading partners those who had had the falling was); and like the cultural/social history of NYC likes Roar Twenties the end and a big Depression begins. Some walks of house of author a point that the form and the function follow personalities and willpower. A beauty of a Chrysler the edifice is that it is not so only another skyscraper. It reflects a vision of William Van Alen (and Walter Chrysler, the one who has taken an active interest in a that looks project in of the hundreds, if any thousand, of the drawings of Van Alen and giving his entrance). Similarly, the man for a name of John Jakob Raskob ( with bonds to General Engines, curiously), for sheer forces to win, directed to take some financial the pony-on a money to dip-on an Empire Declares to Build even although a Depression has had paste. Another "subject @big" it is that ego sometimes can win the fresco and the financial considerations have calculated. When Van Alen and Severance (Edifice of Company of Manhattan) has @to @give was in the "shooting for some launchings-war" to build an edifice a big plus, they some few things that has done a number-crunchers that adds shiver in of the extra histories (that augments a need for banks of elevator, services, etc. And decreases a percentage of profitable space) or adding in geegaws like some espiras of a Chrysler Edifice, with his totally a lot-profitable zone. Like this, Raskob soldiered on with an Empire Declares to Build even although a lot of people said them has not been able to rent all this space during the financial downturn. ( They were a lot. Plough with 23 occupancy prices and has called a "Empty State Edifice." It does not turn the profit until 1948.) A war of public reports that surrounds some 3 edifices resupplies an edge to entertain that you pursue during a book - when Severance has @to @give that some espiras of a Chrysler the edifice he main, counter with one querella that you so only would owe that count profitable spatial - that has done a Company of Manhattan that the main builds. (An audience did not buy it. Mayor is main.) When Chrysler The people have @@give that inside the year or like an Empire the State edifice would result the reality and would be a new number a, has gone the "physical rejection." They have announced his edifice like big and a brilliant plus, and has feigned that quickly that grows structure on 34th street is not existed. Sadly, Walter Chrysler has known no, of an aesthetic standpoint, that has. Once an Empire the State edifice has been built, Chrysler has lost interest in his own edifice. In his autobiography so only consecrates 2 pages to a subject, and he the van has mentioned nowhere Alen for name. Llama "the architect." Gentleman Bascomb does not leave some architectural critics of a time of a hook. The majority of critiques yawned in a Chrysler Edifice - has not thought a lot he, and has thought some espiras was the useless frill. Poor van Alen has not taken never another commission of entity and has has had to that hustle around that tries to take works of the smallest edifice of friends and relative. Another fascinating the part of this book is when Gentleman Bascomb goes to detail regarding a process of real construction - the one who the workers have been required for some varied projects, some types and quantities of materials, etc. An Empire State Edifice, whose construction has been organised like clockwork for a Starrett brothers, has been dipped-up in an incredible tax of 4 1/2 pavings for week. 500 truck the day there is rid material to a place of edifice, and some beams to armour plate that is places to the place had been manufactured in one the Pennsylvania mills the simple 3 days before. (A bit the beams were still animate when they have taken in 34th street.) In spite of a speed of construction, the security has been underlined. 6 dead men (his nomination is die, for a way) during construction of an Empire State Edifice, which was astonishingly little that considers some stairs of a project. Finally, a book has 8 pages of interesting black-and-white photos of a time, comprising an of a famous photographer Margaret Bourke-White perched atop a gargoyle of eagle in a Chrysler Edifice, rigging paralizaciones to snap has shot it. If you suffer the vertigo can love skip that photo, as well as a one of a photographer Jack Reilly hangs it of 72nd history steelwork of an Edifice of Company of Manhattan.....
5 / 5
Although it is home is specifically in a construction of three edifices of entities of New York skyline, the elder there are a lot of funds down the very fond remembrance of the time when the fortunes literally have fallen this in spite of like this a city of New York has grown exponentially to result an epitome of a modern metropolis.
Neal Bascomb meticulously Chronic some chances and characters those who was manager thus fertile period, but do like this he a lot of felizmente directs to avert bogging down in of the details and imagines that it can hamper the one of alike way-themed and approximation more scholarly. This is not to say that Bascomb any one his duties, but that has been able to do the comprehensible narrative ossia riveting ( excuse a pun) and fast-paced. In fact, some edifices was all the builds with the remarkable speed that considers a propiciado by some projects and a technology of a day.
Was the pleasure adds to any so only follow to the long of in that was the race of true rat for an edifice a big plus but the hips obtain the significant idea to that is my personal favourite of a skyline, a Chrysler Edifice - the structure this has lived all but a year of him is life in a shadow of a State of Imperio.
5 / 5
Has found this book in a weekend and chose it up for the anniversary of my dad. I have begun to read by means of him on a metre in a house of way of a bookshop and could do not dipping down! It have to that admit that I a lot usually read these classes of books, but Bascomb done an amazing work to draw calm in with descriptions coloreadas of some times and the characters have involved in this for real incredible history of some races of skyscraper during a @@@1920s. Yes, there was literally the race to be an edifice a big plus in a world-wide -- complete with the arrival of just photo to time for a stock market to clash! If has any interest in New York, history, engineering, architecture, or so only love the history adds -- the verify was. One of some better things has on elected of the long time.

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Rating: 4 out of 5 with 2 ratings
5 / 5 Jinny
Formed: CD of the audio In Antony Flint is a lot involving biography of him Corbusier, a modernist architect is the mix of awesome creation and horrible errors, of fabulous jetsetting and earthy, crude, reports of harasses. The Corbusier Is Locates to fast of fame, but he no outlive him. His creations were sincere rectangles partorisca one the majority of part, with spare wall, slitty the windows and the amenities so only appreciates, likes Lloyd Franco Wright has done in his creations. And like FLW, the one who has refused to fulfil, has lived it The Corbusier spaces; you are not yours.

Treating a man was any extracted. As Seen again to Time said in 1961 history of coverage, is “moody, and difficult and sense, that takes to grudges, and with the followers partorisca shoot his personnel”. The employees have done all nighters so only partorisca be flown in a late morning when The Corbusier strode in of hours partorisca paint. Recognise his brutality, but has said “ the essential seat in architecture partorisca be in this way.” His arrogance a lot often has paid. In his first travesía in some the EUA in 1936, was miffed that has not had the battalion of the photographers that expects dockside partorisca a moment historical of him dipping foot in American earth. With which 34 days partorisca give conferences, turn in France – without the alone commission partorisca aim for him.

His personal life was no better. It marries the beautiful model and basically abandoned the while has subject during a world. It maintains him secret of the his, but has written down and has sent all some fine details – his mother. He and his woman have struggled on decoration, like the architect has loved the look totally to spare, while his colour of the dear woman and furnishings. It is surprised any one adds drunk the death (in Pastis). During an occupation of France, see a writing in a wall and has moved the Vichy to collaborate with some Germans. This at all for his personal reports and is treatment of amazing evasion like this formal and informal.

There is the successful long series, and felizmente for a world, does not take the gut and mark in a centre of Parigi with his edifices of dense paving have created a paving in notes, width, inhospitable boulevards out of some windows and each amenity in his personal place. This was his basic model and search to actuate during a world. His Swiss fussiness (the flint uses a perfect word Calvinist) has aimed in his creations and in his own life. Quell'Imposing on Parigi would have been fatal. It is almost fatal to New York, where Robert Moses glommed to these ideas, and unfortunately, has had also a power to actuate them. A sad result was Some Projects and without final has has elevated streets lifted directly of him Corbusier. Taking Jane Jacobs and thousands of New Yorkers to save a city of this modernist nightmare.

A book is not strictly the timeline. Suddenly, a young man the one who struggled, is an owner of the state of a car of Together art. Twenty pages later results his father, the watchmaker in the rich watchmaking Swiss city, was able the steer some upload his way, and ossia like launched his career. The flint organises for project more than decade, so that there is overlap and behind and advance him has involved. A thing that is resulted annoying was a lack of photo. The flint spends extracted to add of the necessary endeavour that describes edifices, amenities, elements, creations and means, when the simple photo would do it all and place he in perspective. Ossia More to good sure the book to read with a researcher of the interior of image achieves at all times.

David Wineberg
4 / 5 Madie
In Antony Flint is a lot involving biography of him Corbusier, a modernist architect is the mix of awesome creation and horrible errors, of fabulous jetsetting and earthy, crude, reports of harasses. The Corbusier Is Locates to fast of fame, but he no outlive him. His creations were sincere rectangles partorisca one the majority of part, with spare wall, slitty the windows and the amenities so only appreciates, likes Lloyd Franco Wright has done in his creations. And like FLW, the one who has refused to fulfil, has lived it The Corbusier spaces; you are not yours.

Treating a man was any extracted. As Seen again to Time said in 1961 history of coverage, is “moody, and difficult and sense, that takes to grudges, and with the followers partorisca shoot his personnel”. The employees have done all nighters so only partorisca be flown in a late morning when The Corbusier strode in of hours partorisca paint. Recognise his brutality, but has said “ the essential seat in architecture partorisca be in this way.” His arrogance a lot often has paid. In his first travesía in some the EUA in 1936, was miffed that has not had the battalion of the photographers that expects dockside partorisca a moment historical of him dipping foot in American earth. With which 34 days partorisca give conferences, turn in France – without the alone commission partorisca aim for him.

His personal life was no better. It marries the beautiful model and basically abandoned the while has subject during a world. It maintains him secret of the his, but has written down and has sent all some fine details – his mother. He and his woman have struggled on decoration, like the architect has loved the look totally to spare, while his colour of the dear woman and furnishings. It is surprised any one adds drunk the death (in Pastis). During an occupation of France, see a writing in a wall and has moved the Vichy to collaborate with some Germans. This at all for his personal reports and is treatment of amazing evasion like this formal and informal.

There is the successful long series, and felizmente for a world, does not take the gut and mark in a centre of Parigi with his edifices of dense paving have created a paving in notes, width, inhospitable boulevards out of some windows and each amenity in his personal place. This was his basic model and search to actuate during a world. His Swiss fussiness (the flint uses a perfect word Calvinist) has aimed in his creations and in his own life. Quell'Imposing on Parigi would have been fatal. It is almost fatal to New York, where Robert Moses glommed to these ideas, and unfortunately, has had also a power to actuate them. A sad result was Some Projects and without final has has elevated streets lifted directly of him Corbusier. Taking Jane Jacobs and thousands of New Yorkers to save a city of this modernist nightmare.

A book is not strictly the timeline. Suddenly, a young man the one who struggled, is an owner of the state of a car of Together art. Twenty pages later results his father, the watchmaker in the rich watchmaking Swiss city, was able the steer some upload his way, and ossia like launched his career. The flint organises for project more than decade, so that there is overlap and behind and advance him has involved. A thing that is resulted annoying was a lack of photo. The flint spends extracted to add of the necessary endeavour that describes edifices, amenities, elements, creations and means, when the simple photo would do it all and place he in perspective. Ossia More to good sure the book to read with a researcher of the interior of image achieves at all times.

David Wineberg