101 Things I Learned in Architecture School

101 Things I Learned in Architecture School
Author: Matthew Frederick
Release: 2007-08-31
Editor: MIT Press
Pages: 213
ISBN: 9780262062664
Language: en
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Concise lessons in design, drawing, the creative process, and presentation, from the basics of “How to Draw a Line” to the complexities of color theory. This is a book that students of architecture will want to keep in the studio and in their backpacks. It is also a book they may want to keep out of view of their professors, for it expresses in clear and simple language things that tend to be murky and abstruse in the classroom. These 101 concise lessons in design, drawing, the creative process, and presentation—from the basics of "How to Draw a Line" to the complexities of color theory—provide a much-needed primer in architectural literacy, making concrete what too often is left nebulous or open-ended in the architecture curriculum. Each lesson utilizes a two-page format, with a brief explanation and an illustration that can range from diagrammatic to whimsical. The lesson on "How to Draw a Line" is illustrated by examples of good and bad lines; a lesson on the dangers of awkward floor level changes shows the television actor Dick Van Dyke in the midst of a pratfall; a discussion of the proportional differences between traditional and modern buildings features a drawing of a building split neatly in half between the two. Written by an architect and instructor who remembers well the fog of his own student days, 101 Things I Learned in Architecture School provides valuable guideposts for navigating the design studio and other classes in the architecture curriculum. Architecture graduates—from young designers to experienced practitioners—will turn to the book as well, for inspiration and a guide back to basics when solving a complex design problem.

101 Things I Didn t Learn In Architecture School And Wish I Had Known Before My First Job

101 Things I Didn t Learn In Architecture School  And Wish I Had Known Before My First Job
Author: Sarah Lebner
Release: 2019-12-23
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 130
ISBN: 0648693708
Language: en
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An essential resource for students and graduates of architecture. This book offers 101 succinct lessons about construction basics, the business of architecture, and personal development. Readers understand concepts through 24 simple diagrams and friendly language that assumes no prior learning.

101 Things I Learned in Engineering School

101 Things I Learned   in Engineering School
Author: John Kuprenas,Matthew Frederick
Release: 2018-04-03
Editor: Crown
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9781524761974
Language: en
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Providing unique, accessible lessons on engineering, this title in the bestselling 101 Things I Learned® series is a perfect resource for students, recent graduates, general readers, and even seasoned professionals. An experienced civil engineer presents the physics and fundamentals underlying the many fields of engineering. Far from a dry, nuts-and-bolts exposition, 101 Things I Learned® in Engineering School uses real-world examples to show how the engineer's way of thinking can illuminate questions from the simple to the profound: Why shouldn't soldiers march across a bridge? Why do buildings want to float and cars want to fly? What is the difference between thinking systemically and thinking systematically? This informative resource will appeal to students, general readers, and even experienced engineers, who will discover within many provocative insights into familiar principles.

101 Things I Learned in Fashion School

101 Things I Learned   in Fashion School
Author: Alfredo Cabrera,Matthew Frederick
Release: 2021-08-31
Editor: Crown
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9781524761998
Language: en
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A guide to surviving and thriving in fashion school, from an award-winning fashion designer and illustrator Success in fashion school requires more than a passion for fashion. It calls for the student to understand the cultural forces that shape what we wear and why we wear it; to develop a wide range of practical, aesthetic, and intellectual skills; and to work hands-on. This accessible guide assists the aspiring fashion designer on this journey with unique illustrated lessons on such topics as: • how to identify the target customer, set priorities, select fabrics, and integrate details • how to measure the human form, cut fabric, and pivot a dart • why you haven’t designed a garment if you don’t know how it will be made • how the nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima reshaped our understanding of fashion • illustration fundamentals, including proportions, poses, lighting, and rendering • practical information on the industry, including key terms, who does what in the industry, and the workings of the fashion calendar Written by an experienced fashion designer, illustrator, and instructor, 101 Things I Learned® in Fashion School is an essential resource for beginning fashion students, recent graduates, experienced professionals, and anyone looking for a deeper understanding of how and why the clothes we wear—or choose not to wear—are designed and made.

101 Things I Learned in Product Design School

101 Things I Learned   in Product Design School
Author: Sung Jang,Martin Thaler,Matthew Frederick
Release: 2020-10-13
Editor: Crown
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9780451496744
Language: en
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An engaging, enlightening, and cleverly illustrated guide to product design, written by experienced professional designers and instructors. Products are in every area of our lives, but just what product designers do and how they think is a mystery to most. Product design is not art, engineering, or craft, even as it calls for skills and understandings in each of these areas—along with psychology, history, cultural anthropology, physics, ergonomics, materials technology, marketing, and manufacturing. This accessible guide provides an entry point into this vast field through 101 brief, illustrated lessons exploring such areas as • why all design is performed in relation to the body • why every product is part of a system • the difference between being clever and being gimmicky • why notions of beauty are universal across cultures • how to use both storytelling and argument to effectively persuade Written by three experienced design instructors and professionals, 101 Things I Learned® in Product Design School provides concise, thoughtful touch points for beginning design students, experienced professionals, and anyone else wishing to better understand this complex field that shapes our lives every day.

101 Things I Learned in Film School

101 Things I Learned   in Film School
Author: Neil Landau,Matthew Frederick
Release: 2021-01-12
Editor: Crown
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9781524762018
Language: en
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An illustrated, accessible introduction to filmmaking from an award-winning Hollywood producer, screenwriter, film school professor, and script consultant to major movie studios Anyone with a cellphone can shoot video, but creating a memorable feature-length film requires knowledge and mastery of a wide range of skills, including screenwriting, storytelling, directing, visual composition, and production logistics. This book points the aspiring filmmaker down this complex learning path with such critical lessons as: • how to structure a story and pitch it to a studio • ways to reveal a story’s unseen aspects, such as backstory and character psychology • the difference between plot, story, and theme • why some films drag in Act 2, and what to do about it • how to visually compose a frame to best tell a story • how to manage finances, schedules, and the practical demands of production Written by an award-winning producer, screenwriter, film school professor, and script consultant to major movie studios, 101 Things I Learned® in Film School is an indispensable resource for students, screenwriters, filmmakers, animators, and anyone else interested in the moviemaking profession.

101 Things I Learned in Business School

101 Things I Learned    in Business School
Author: Michael W. Preis
Release: 2010-05-20
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 301
ISBN: 9780446569569
Language: en
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101 THINGS I LEARNED® IN BUSINESS SCHOOL will cover a wide range of lessons that are basic enough for the novice business student as well as inspiring to the experienced practitioner. The unique packaging of this book will attract people of all ages who have always wondered whether business school would be a smart career choice for them. Judging by the growing number of people taking the GMATs (the entrance exam for business school) each year, clearly more people than ever are thinking about heading in this direction. Subjects include accounting, finance, marketing, management, leadership, human relations, and much more - in short, everything one would expect to encounter in business school. Illustrated in the same fun, gift book format as 101 THINGS I LEARNED® IN ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL, this will be the perfect gift for a recent college or high school grad, or even for someone already well-versed in the business world.

101 Things I Learned in Urban Design School

101 Things I Learned   in Urban Design School
Author: Matthew Frederick,Vikas Mehta
Release: 2018-04-03
Editor: Crown
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9780451496706
Language: en
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Providing unique, accessible lessons on urban design, this title in the bestselling 101 Things I Learned® series is a perfect resource for students, recent graduates, general readers, and even seasoned professionals. Students of urban design often find themselves lost between books that are either highly academic or overly formulaic, leaving them with few tangible tools to use in their design projects. 101 Things I Learned® in Urban Design School fills this void with provocative, practical lessons on urban space, street types, pedestrian experience, managing the design process, the psychological, social, cultural, and economic ramifications of physical design decisions, and more. Written by two experienced practitioners and instructors, this informative book will appeal not only to students, but to seasoned professionals, planners, city administrators, and ordinary citizens who wish to better understand their built world.

101 Things I Learned in Law School

101 Things I Learned   in Law School
Author: Vibeke Norgaard Martin,Matthew Frederick
Release: 2019-08-06
Editor: Crown
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9781524762032
Language: en
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A provocative, accessible, and cleverly illustrated guide to legal principles and practice, by a law instructor and internationally experienced attorney This might be the most useful book law students ever read. Not because it contains the details of case law, but because it teaches them how to think like a lawyer. From the fundamentals of effective argument to the principles, structures, and assumptions underlying our legal system, 101 Things I Learned® in Law School makes the impenetrable clear and the complex understandable. Illustrated lessons summarize landmark cases and illuminate a fascinating range of questions, including: • What is the difference between honesty and truthfulness? • Why is circumstantial evidence often better than direct evidence? • How does one find the proper sources to substantiate a legal argument? • Why do states deliberately pass unconstitutional laws? • How can testimony from a hostile witness be helpful? Written by an internationally experienced attorney and law instructor, 101 Things I Learned® in Law School is a concise, highly readable resource for law students, graduates, professionals, and anyone else fascinated--or confused--by our legal system.

101 Things to Learn in Art School

101 Things to Learn in Art School
Author: Kit White
Release: 2011-08-19
Editor: MIT Press
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780262300131
Language: en
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Lessons, demonstrations, definitions, and tips on what to expect in art school, what it means to make art, and how to think like an artist. What is the first thing to learn in art school? “Art can be anything.” The second thing? “Learn to draw.” With 101 Things to Learn in Art School, artist and teacher Kit White delivers and develops such lessons, striking an instructive balance between technical advice and sage concepts. These 101 maxims, meditations, and demonstrations offer both a toolkit of ideas for the art student and a set of guiding principles for the artist. Complementing each of the 101 succinct texts is an equally expressive drawing by the artist, often based on a historical or contemporary work of art, offering a visual correlative to the written thought. “Art can be anything” is illustrated by a drawing of Duchamp's famous urinal; a description of chiaroscuro art is illuminated by an image “after Caravaggio”; a lesson on time and media is accompanied by a view of a Jenny Holzer projection; advice about surviving a critique gains resonance from Piero della Francesca's arrow-pierced Saint Sebastian. 101 Things to Learn in Art School offers advice about the issues artists confront across all artistic media, but this is no simple handbook to making art. It is a guide to understanding art as a description of the world we live in, and it is a guide to using art as a medium for thought. And so this book belongs on the reading list of art students, art teachers, and artists, but it also belongs in the library of everyone who cares about art as a way of understanding life.

How to Architect

How to Architect
Author: Doug Patt
Release: 2012-02-17
Editor: MIT Press
Pages: 138
ISBN: 9780262516990
Language: en
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The basics of the profession and practice of architecture, presented in illustrated A-Z form. The word "architect" is a noun, but Doug Patt uses it as a verb—coining a term and making a point about using parts of speech and parts of buildings in new ways. Changing the function of a word, or a room, can produce surprise and meaning. In How to Architect, Patt—an architect and the creator of a series of wildly popular online videos about architecture—presents the basics of architecture in A-Z form, starting with "A is for Asymmetry" (as seen in Chartres Cathedral and Frank Gehry), detouring through "N is for Narrative," and ending with "Z is for Zeal" (a quality that successful architects tend to have, even in fiction—see The Fountainhead's architect-hero Howard Roark.) How to Architect is a book to guide you on the road to architecture. If you are just starting on that journey or thinking about becoming an architect, it is a place to begin. If you are already an architect and want to remind yourself of what drew you to the profession, it is a book of affirmation. And if you are just curious about what goes into the design and construction of buildings, this book tells you how architects think. Patt introduces each entry with a hand-drawn letter, and accompanies the text with illustrations that illuminate the concept discussed: a fallen Humpty Dumpty illustrates the perils of fragile egos; photographs of an X-Acto knife and other hand tools remind us of architecture's nondigital origins. How to Architect offers encouragement to aspiring architects but also mounts a defense of architecture as a profession—by calling out a defiant verb: architect!

The Architecture Reference Specification Book Updated Revised

The Architecture Reference   Specification Book Updated   Revised
Author: Julia McMorrough
Release: 2018-01-09
Editor: Rockport
Pages: 275
ISBN: 9781631593796
Language: en
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Most architectural standards references contain thousands of pages of details, overwhelmingly more than architects need to know to know on any given day. The updated and revised edition of Architecture Reference & Specification contains vital information that's essential to planning and executing architectural projects of all shapes and sizes, all in a format that is small enough to carry anywhere. It distills the data provided in standard architectural volumes and is an easy-to-use reference for the most indispensable--and most requested--types of architectural information.

How to Thrive at Architecture School

How to Thrive at Architecture School
Author: Neil Spiller
Release: 2020-03-01
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781000033182
Language: en
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Studying architecture is hugely exciting and rewarding. It entails developing design skills, problem-solving abilities and tapping into creativity, as well as acquiring cultural, technical and professional knowledge. This book is the go-to guide for students throughout their architectural education. It introduces architecture students to all they need to know to get on an architecture course, thrive at school and be prepared for the realities of becoming a practising architect. Split into three main sections – Part I (BA or BSC in Architecture), Part II (Masters or Diploma) and Part III (Advanced Diploma in Professional Practice) – it offers direction on all aspects of an architectural education. These range from initial tutorials, the first crit and essay-writing through to the development of final project and thesis work. Covering all bases, it is a comprehensive guide for a student’s passage from university preparation through to undergraduate and graduate study and out into the profession. It features RIBA UK architecture schools and those validated overseas, as well as a short, final chapter on architectural education elsewhere in the world.

Think Like an Architect

Think Like an Architect
Author: Hal Box
Release: 2010-01-01
Editor: University of Texas Press
Pages: 457
ISBN: 9780292783201
Language: en
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An award-winning architect and educator demystifies the process of making architecture and explains why good architectural design matters. The design of cities and buildings affects the quality of our lives. Making the built environments in which we live, work, and play useful, safe, comfortable, efficient, and as beautiful as possible is a universal quest. What many don’t realize is that professional architects design only about five percent of the built environment. While much of what non-architects build is beautiful and useful, the ugliness and inconveniences that blight many urban areas demonstrate that an understanding of good architectural design is vital for creating livable buildings and public spaces. To help promote this understanding among non-architects and those considering architecture as a profession, award-winning architect and professor Hal Box explains the process from concept to completed building, using real-life examples to illustrate the principles involved. To cause what we build to become architecture, we have three choices: hire an architect, become an architect, or learn to think like an architect. In this book, organized as a series of letters to students and friends, Box covers: what architecture should be and do how to look at and appreciate good buildings how to understand the design process, work with an architect, or become an architect an overview of architectural history, with lists of books to read and buildings to see practical guidance about what goes into constructing a building an architect’s typical training and career path how architecture relates to the city where the art of architecture is headed why good architecture matters

Architecture A Very Short Introduction

Architecture  A Very Short Introduction
Author: Andrew Ballantyne
Release: 2002-08-22
Editor: OUP Oxford
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780191579219
Language: en
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This highly original and sophisticated look at architecture helps us to understand the cultural significance of the buildings that surround us. It avoids the traditional style-spotting approach in favour of giving an idea of what it is about buildings that moves us, and what it is that makes them important artistically and culturally. The book begins by looking at how architecture acquires meaning through tradition, and concludes with the exoticism of the recent avant garde. Illustrations of particular buildings help to anchor the general points with specific examples, from ancient Egypt to the present day. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Edge of Order

Edge of Order
Author: Daniel Libeskind,Tim McKeough
Release: 2018-11-27
Editor: Clarkson Potter
Pages: 322
ISBN: 9780451497352
Language: en
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A stunning tour of the work of internationally known architect Daniel Libeskind and an investigation of a master artist's creative process. Daniel Libeskind is one of the foremost architects of our time, a self-proclaimed rebel celebrated for innovative, site-conscious designs, including the Jewish Museum Berlin and New York's World Trade Center Redevelopment. He has also emerged as one of architecture's most visible public ambassadors. In Edge of Order, Libeskind opens the door to his unique creative process, guiding us through a selection of his projects never before collected--both built and unrealized, major commissions and unexpected favorites--and revealing how he arrived at their designs through text and a rich array of visuals, including drawings, plans, and photographs. With a voracious appetite for culture and history, and an encyclopedic memory, Libeskind draws on everything from Greek mythology to Emily Dickinson to the Marx Brothers to explain the way he thinks about buildings and cities. Far more than a monograph, Edge of Order is both an essential document of Libeskind's remarkable career and an intimate portrait of an artist that will encourage creative people in any field to discover new points of inspiration.

101 Things I Learned in Advertising School

101 Things I Learned   in Advertising School
Author: Tracy Arrington,Matthew Frederick
Release: 2018-04-03
Editor: Crown
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9780451496720
Language: en
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Providing unique, accessible lessons on advertising, this title in the bestselling 101 Things I Learned® series is a perfect resource for students, recent graduates, general readers, and even seasoned professionals. The advertising industry is fast paced and confusing, and so is advertising school. This installment in the 101 Things I Learned® series is for the student lost in a sea of jargon, data, and creative dead-ends. One hundred and one illustrated lessons offer thoughtful, entertaining insights into consumer psychology, media, audience targeting, creativity, and design, illuminating a range of provocative questions: Why is half of advertising bound to fail? Why should a mug in an ad be displayed with its handle to the right? How did the ban on cigarette advertising create more smokers? Why do people fall for propaganda? When doesn’t sex sell? Written by an experienced advertising executive and instructor, 101 Things I Learned® in Advertising School is sure to appeal to students, to seasoned professionals seeking new ways to craft an ad campaign, and to small-business owners looking to increase awareness of their brand.

101 Things I Learned in Culinary School

101 Things I Learned    in Culinary School
Author: Louis Eguaras
Release: 2010-05-20
Editor: Hachette UK
Pages: 243
ISBN: 9780446569217
Language: en
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Louis Eguaras, a renowned chef at the Le Cordon Bleu Program at the California School of Culinary Arts, provides readers with a terrific overview of what is truly involved in the preparation, cooking, and presentation of meals. He also provides invaluable insights into just what is involved in making this one's chosen profession. The book will feature a wide range of illustrated lessons, from how to properly hold a knife... to the history of food... from food preparation and presentation... to restaurant hospitality and management, and much more. The book will be presented in the distinctive and highly-attractive packaged style of 101 THINGS I LEARNED® IN ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL, and will be the perfect gift for anyone who is thinking about entering culinary school, is already enrolled, or even just the casual chef.

Architect

Architect
Author: Roger K. Lewis
Release: 1998
Editor: MIT Press
Pages: 308
ISBN: 0262621215
Language: en
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Architect? addresses issues and concerns of relevance to students choosing among different types of programme, schools, firms and architectural career paths, and explores both the up-side and the down-side to the profession.

The Language of Architecture

The Language of Architecture
Author: Andrea Simitch,Val Warke
Release: 2014-06-01
Editor: Rockport Publishers
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781627880480
Language: en
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DIVLearning a new discipline is similar to learning a new language; in order to master the foundation of architecture, you must first master the basic building blocks of its language – the definitions, function, and usage. Language of Architecture provides students and professional architects with the basic elements of architectural design, divided into twenty-six easy-to-comprehend chapters. This visual reference includes an introductory, historical view of the elements, as well as an overview of how these elements can and have been used across multiple design disciplines./divDIV /divDIVWhether you’re new to the field or have been an architect for years, you’ll want to flip through the pages of this book throughout your career and use it as the go-to reference for inspiration, ideas, and reminders of how a strong knowledge of the basics allows for meaningful, memorable, and beautiful fashions that extend beyond trends./divDIV /divDIVThis comprehensive learning tool is the one book you’ll want as a staple in your library./divDIV /div