RIBA Bookshops: Some Place Like Home Using Design Psychology to Create the Ideal Place


Author: Toby Israel

John Wiley

September 2003

Code: 33124


256 pages

Price: £24.95

This is a ground breaking book that delves into the 'environmental autobiographies' of three of the most prominent figures from the world of design: Charles Jencks, Andres Duany and Michael Graves. Through principles of design psychology they are encouraged to challenge their most basic notions of home, place and ultimately, architecture itself. As a result Jencks, Duany and Graves gain a heightened insight into how their own past experiences of rooms, houses, streets and neighbourhoods have impacted their later lives and professional works, as they have either replicated or rejected them. Also includes a Design Psychology Toolbox which provides hands-on exercises for exploring, and designing from, the client's most fulfilling experiences.

Source: RIBA Bookshops

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