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Architects: Portraits of a Practice

Thomas Yarrow


In a large room, on the third floor of an old woollen mill in the South West of England, nine architects spend most of their working lives, designing buildings and overseeing their construction. Asked where these come from, architects admit a kind of ignorance: 'Total magic!' as one puts it, 'Something comes from nothing!' Focusing on the everyday lives of architects, the book explores how buildings are assembled through an intimate and elusive choreography of people, materials, places, tools and ideas. Through these interactions, it asks and answers some questions of wider interest: What is t ... More

Keywords: Architecture, Expertise, Creativity, Design, Knowledge

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781501738494
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501738494.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas Yarrow, author

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