|Eleanor Gawne & Michael Snodin|
|Pages/Publication Date:||192 / 2004|
As an art, architecture expresses most clearly the values of its age, from the great cathedrals of the Middle Ages to the corporate headquarters of today. Architectural archivist Eleanor Gawne and museum director Michael Snodin here explore how buildings work directly on our emotions, filling us with awe or serenity, while also helping us to organize our crowded lives. With 225 photos, drawings, and diagrams—most in color and some filling the page—their book explores the aesthetics and techniques of architecture, tracing its response to new ways of living, new developments in technology, and new environmental concerns.