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Herman Hertzberger's Lessons for Students in Architecture was first published in 1991, as an elaborated version of lectures he had given since 1973 at Delft University of Technology. It presents a broad spectrum of subjects and designs, with practical experience and evaluation of the use of these buildings serving as a leitmotif. This immensely successful book has gone thr ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published April 28th 2013 by Nai010 Publishers (first published 1991)
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Jana
Apr 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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If you think you can't make the world a better place with your work, at least make sure you don't make it worse. The art of architecture is not only to make beautiful things nor it's only to make useful things, it's to do both at once... everything we design must be adequate for every situation.

Architecture seems, time and again, incapable of bridging the gap between idea and reality the way art does. Only rarely does architecture succeed in escaping its ostensibly inescapab
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Jenina Yutuc
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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“The question whether architecture has a social function is totally irrelevant because socially indifferent solutions do not exist. Every intervention in people’s surroundings regardless of the architect’s specific claims, has social implication.”

Architecture is a spatial framework, and awareness of seeing the world; literally, giving form to our personal and political orientations through design, planning, and construction. Architecture, the literal construction and planning of space is always
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Antonis Moras
Mar 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
a nice one, well written, elaborate and a good reference for the era. kind of old fashioned now
Pardis Ahmadi
Jul 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
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even thought finishing this book took forever, but i highly recommend it to architecture students. it talks about everything you get to learn by experience in years of studying and working as an architect. i only wish my edition had colored pictures!! cause some of the pictures and illustrations get too blurry as black and whites; and it's hard to get the point of some of them. ...more
Nick Chantarasak
Jun 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Beautifully written and still so relevant. One of my favourite books when I was an architecture student and one that I find myself returning to time and time again.
Honza Marcinek
Mar 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pokud máte rádi seriál Gebrian versus, tak se vám bude líbit i tato kniha. Krásně rozebírá jednotlivé budovy i místa, o kterých jste možná ani neměli ponětí. Umožní vám vidět svět jinak, než jste byli zvyklí a možná vás dokonce i inspiruje k navržení vlastního řešení.
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