9780415891066

How Architects Write

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415891066

  • ISBN10:

    041589106X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-08-10
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

This is the first writing reference book for designers. Whether you're an architect, landscape architect, interior architect, or an industrial designer How Architects Writeshows you the interdependence of writing and design. Authors Tom Spector and Rebecca Damron present typical writing assignments and explain principles of effective writing by including examples of good form and illustrating common pitfalls. The book includes resources for how to write a designer's manifesto, statements of design intent, criticism, proposals, review statements, research reports, specifications, field reports, client communications, post-occupancy evaluations, and e-mailed meeting agendas so that you can navigate your career from school to the profession.

Table of Contents

Image Creditsp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
How (and Why) Architects Writep. 1
Design Journalsp. 15
History Term Papersp. 31
Project Descriptionsp. 61
Research Reports and Analysesp. 87
Business Documentsp. 107
Statements of Design Philosophy and Manifestosp. 137
Thesesp. 169
Notesp. 189
Indexp. 193
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