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Architect?: A Candid Guide to the Profession (MIT Press) third edition Edition

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Roger Lewis's book Architect? is a complete and comprehensive overview of the profession and a valuable resource for students, teachers, and practitioners.

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This book about becoming and being an architect seems to be missing in the literature of architecture, a literature otherwise rich and plentiful. There are thousands of books on architectural monuments, movements, history, theory, design, drawing, technology, and management. They contain useful checklists and standardized documents but reveal none of the agonies and ecstacies of being and architect.
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Product Details

  • Series: MIT Press
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: The MIT Press; third edition edition (August 9, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0262518848
  • ISBN-13: 978-0262518840
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #44,187 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A truly candid book about architecture as a profession. It discusses roles within the profession, education to be an architect, and career paths. Keep in mind that not all architects are actually designing. There are support roles in design that sometimes are forgotten or overlooked by students. Those roles are important and rewarding although they may not be as heroic as the designer of the project.
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This book is amazing. Author doesnt sugar coat anything. Tells it like it is even if you dont want to hear it. So helpful and fun and easy read. Reccommend it to anyone interested in the profession or even if you are just curious.
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I got this book for school. It arrived on time and undamaged. I've read the first two chapters, one about why you should become an architect, the other about why you shouldn't become an architect. Both were very interesting and informative. It's a good book
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By Joei on August 6, 2016
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Very useful book. It helps you with your future career. Architects are the key to drawing and making things happen.
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It is a very insightful book. I enjoy reading it a lot.
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