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Countering confusion

This impressive production feels like more than one book. It is not just that it consists of two oddly-matched parts, a series of essays about archi tectural language followed by 18 pieces on particular terms. The feeling that it is more than one thing really takes hold in the second part, arranged alphabetically, starting with 11 pages on 'Character' and ending with three on 'User'. In between come particularly hefty treatments of 'Form', 'Function', 'History', 'Memory', 'Nature', ...

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