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Thinkers for Architects Series (November 2012)

Gadamer for Architects is the latest in the Thinkers for Architects series.

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About the series

Architects have oftentimes looked to philosophers and theorists from beyond the discipline for design inspiration or in search of a critical framework for practice. This original series offers quick, clear introductions to key thinkers who have written about architecture and whose work can yield insights for designers. Each book reflects upon what a thinker has to offer for architects, locates their architectural thinking in the context of their work, introduces significant texts, helps decode terms and provides quick reference for further reading. If you find theoretical writing on architecture difficult, or simply don’t know where to begin, this series will be indispensable.

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