Contents

Introduction 9

Acknowledgements 11

Architecture as Identification of Place 13

Basic Elements of Architecture 19

Modifying Elements of Architecture 25

Elements Doing More Than One Thing 37

Using Things That Are There 43

Primitive Place Types 53

Architecture as Making Frames 75

Temples and Cottages 85

Geometry in Architecture 99

Space and Structure 129

Parallel Walls 139

Stratification 149

Transition, Hierarchy, Heart 157

Postscript 163 Case Studies

Fitzwilliam College Chapel 169

The Schminke House 175

Merrist Wood 183

The Vanna Venturi House 187

The Woodland Chapel 193

Select Bibliography and References 197

Index 203

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