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Architecture Matters

Aaron Betsky

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A compelling set of observations, reflections and insights into why architecture can and should have meaning


Architecture matters. To our personal and daily lives, to our communities and cities and to our economy and ecology.

Former practitioner, critic, curator, museum director and, today, dean of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, Aaron Betsky has been deeply engaged with the world of architecture for almost fifty years. Drawing from his personal and professional experience, he reveals why architecture really does matter to all of us, everywhere, in creating better buildings and places.

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'A collection of observations about the social and political role that the built environment plays that is as handy, eloquent and appealing to high-minded architects as it is to dilettantes'

'Informative and entertaining'
Architects' Journal

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Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 20.0 x 12.5 cm

Extent: 144 pp

Publication date: 13 April 2017

ISBN: 9780500519080

About the Author

Aaron Betsky is Dean of the Frank Lloyd School of Architecture, Taliesin West, in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Taliesin, in Spring Green, Wisconsin. He has been deeply engaged with the world of architecture for almost fifty years and has written numerous monographs on the work of late 20th-century architects.