About the book:
In this book, Klassen presents architecture and building as cultural artifacts in both their passive and active aspects. They are seen both as receivers of associated beliefs, values and aspirations, and also as expressors of such beliefs and values. The book is written from a designer’s point of view, to be used principally by student-architects and architectural practitioners in the Philippines with the intention of narrowing the gap between the architectural historian and critic and the practicing architect.
Publisher: University of San Carlos Press
Publication Date: 2010
Size: 230 x 305mm
About the author:
Winnand W. Klassen is an architectural historian and was a professor and architect of many buildings at the University of San Carlos Talamban Campus as well as in Cebu. He holds a degree in architecture from the Catholic University of America and is a member of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD).
He is presently living at the retirement home of German SVD priests at St. Gabriel, in Germany.