Form, Function & Design by Paul Jacques Grillo is a classic textbook about the principles of architecture and architectural design for students of architecture. The book was originally published in 1960; our copy is the black-and-white Dover edition from 1975.
This book is addressed to the public – you and me – abused day in and day out by all the bad design we have to put up with and suffer from in our lives. It is not only written in defence of the public against bad design, but also as a guide to the appreciation of good design, stripped of all hard pressure publicity or prefabricated smiles, clean from the dust of conventional thinking , shown in its athletic and wholesome simplicity.
– Paul Jacques Grillo, Form, Function & Design, p. 9.
The copy in stock is in nice condition. The covers have some signs of use, but the pages are clean and tidy. The previous owner’s bookplate has been cut from the front flyleaf.