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What Is Architecture? An Essay on Landscapes, Buildings, and Machines Paperback – February 10, 1994
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This is a brilliant book in every respect. It has wit, insight, provocative proposals for the future, and an eloquent use of language.(James Wines, President of SITE)
This is one of the strangest and most enchanting boos I have ever seen. It is like starting again; the same subject but seen with different eyes, told by different characters. Instead of the magnilloquence and opacity with which we (architectural writers) have become so familiar, instead of the increasingly cryptic revisions and restatements of things heard and read before, a lucid introduction to something that we might care to call architecture, if we so wish. The quality of writing is just wonderful, the essay immensely intelligent, for all the simplity of its exposition.(Robin Evans, Harvard University Graduate School of Design)
A sharp and remarkably clever essay which makes a real contribution to the discussion of architecture. Shepheard's work gives a strong and positive sense of someone really thinking.(Robert Harbison)
An unusual and personal book which romps through the generalities of architecture with comment and reflection.(James Gowan, Architect)
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