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Observations for Young Architects Hardcover – January 1, 1999


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  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: The Monacelli Press; 1st edition (1999)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000THF63K
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,499,342 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By M. Margolis on April 9, 2000
Format: Paperback
I found this book to be very insightful. In this book, Pelli says there are 8 "connections" that influence architecture: time, construction, place, purpose, culture, design process, constituency, and oneself. In each section of the book he goes into each in depth. Reading the book almost makes you feel like Cesar Pelli himself is actually teaching you about the profession of architecture.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Ron on September 29, 2001
Format: Paperback
In 200 pages or so and generously illustrated with photographs of his work, Cesar Pelli had summed up a lifetime of his own architectural insights. His thoughts are very pragmatic with a careful balance of theoretical insights. This book really shows how architecture should connect to our past, our present culture, and to our future. It reveals his design process and the way he envisions, plans, and designs his projects. It talks about how materials are related to architecture.
His thoughts are incisive and demonstrate the importance of clear thinking in architectural work. In many ways, his book does not deal with all the academic architectural mumble jumble out there. It shows a very useful path for all "students" of architecture. I really wish more architects would write books like this one. Thanks Mr. Pelli!
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