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Architecture

Why we like the buildings we like

A thoughtful and provocative book explores the origins of differing tastes in architectural styles

In designing Villa Rotunda (above) near Vicenza, Italy, the Italian Renaissance architect Palladio imitated the earlier work of Roman antiquity. In designing Villa Rotunda (above) near Vicenza, Italy, the Italian Renaissance architect Palladio imitated the earlier work of Roman antiquity. (US ARMY)
By Robert Campbell
Globe Correspondent / January 14, 2007

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It's rare that you can recommend to the general reader a book about architecture. Too many books on that topic are clotted attempts at philosophy that read as if they'd been mistranslated from the German. Or they're sales jobs, plugging some single architect or point of view. Or they're stuffed with too many facts and dates. Or they're overpriced picture ... (Full article: 861 words)

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