Architecture for Beginners!
For someone who is fascinated by historic buildings, I know very little of the many architectural eras and correct terminology! There are plenty of guides to historic architecture out there, such as the Pevsner guides, and whilst I recognise the brilliance of such guides, I was looking for something a little gentler to ease myself into the world of architecture.
I came across Rice’s Architectural Primer by Matthew Rice which has (among other chapters) grammar of architecture, vocabulary, and concise information about architectural eras, illustrated beautifully with Rice’s ink and wash drawings. Its very informative, but in a completely user-friendly way – especially for beginners, or those with a general interest in architecture. It was definitely a great place to start so I could build up the confidence to progress to some of those other, slightly scary looking, architecture guides.
Rice’s gorgeous, quirky drawings are very easy on the eye – this little hardback is so nicely presented that it makes a brilliant present. Father’s Day, anyone?