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How Architects Write

How Architects Write

Author: Tom Spector

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415891066

Category: Architecture

Page: 210

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This is a writing reference book for designers. Whether you're an architect, landscape architect, interior architect, or an industrial designer, the text shows you the interdependence of writing and design. The authors present typical writing assignments and explain principles of effective writing.

Writing for Design Professionals

Writing for Design Professionals

Author: Stephen A. Kliment

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393730263

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

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Now in its second edition—updated and expanded to address such issues as email etiquette and Web-based marketing, communication, and job searches—the best-selling Writing for Design Professionals is the standard guide for mastering the complexities of effective writing in professional practice. Stephen A. Kliment explains the principles of clear writing, from the formal “Dear Ms. Jones: I recently visited Polk Street Elementary School, and I agree the facility urgently needs to be modernized to make way for the progressive teaching techniques you have planned for your school district.... I believe that my firm, Izumi Associates, can make this happen” to the punchy remarks of the late William Caudill, “Say ‘frog,’ we’ll jump.” Dozens of sample letters, proposals, brochures, reports, book reviews, oral presentations, staff communications, and more—all drawn from the world of practice, and in both print and electronic formats—guide readers through the ins and outs of composing the end-products of writing. Writing for Design Professionals is organized for easy reference, and includes the following topics:• marketing: Web sites, correspondence, brochures and portfolios, proposals, newsletters, and other promotional tools• project writing• writing in school• job applications and Web-based job boards• writing in academe• writing for the media• writing as a career• public speaking plus: how to avoid jargon and gender-specific language, tailor your writing to your audience, enhance your writing with appropriate graphics, write to international clients, write as a product manufacturer, and measure the impact of what you write. Resources include lists of design media.Like a trustworthy desk-side consultant, Writing for Design Professionals, Second Edition, should be next to the computer of every architect, planner, interior designer, engineer, and student who wishes to present a polished, professional image through effective written communication.

Archetype, Architecture, and the Writer

Archetype, Architecture, and the Writer

Author: Bettina L. Knapp

Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015009270227

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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"Altogether, the work is a delight, offering an unusual, provocative view on the disparate texts, with the added pleasure of lucid graceful prose." —Journal of Modern Literature Bettina Knapp probes the nature, meaning, and use of the architectural metaphors and archetypes that pervade all literature.

Writing and Seeing Architecture

Writing and Seeing Architecture

Author: Christian de Portzamparc


ISBN: 081664568X

Category: Architecture

Page: 137

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Unnveiling a conversation between French architect Christian de Portzamparc and influential theorist Philippe Sollers, a detailed study offers a renewal of visionary architectural thinking by invoking past literary ideals that sought to liberate society through the reinvention of writing itself. Simultaneous.