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Montessori Architecture

A Design Instrument for Schools

The first book to explore how the architecture of Montessori schools compliments the intent of the program.

The name Maria Montessori is widely associated with a child-centered and careful pedagogy. Montessori schools became trendsetting educational institutions early on, and their philosophy is strongly reflected in their equipment, adapted environment, and architecture.

Montessori Architecture is the first book to comprehensively address the architectural design, construction, and use of materials in and the furnishing of educational spaces according to Maria Montessori’s visionary ideas. The book’s first part explores spatial design patterns that make up exemplary kindergarten and school buildings. In the second part, nine case studies from Europe as well as from tropical countries are featured in detail through photographs, plans, and concise texts. This highly illustrative book offers a wealth of information and practical guidelines for architects, teachers, and others engaged in creating stimulating learning environments for children.

286 pages | 65 color plates, 62 halftones | 7 3/4 x 10 1/4

Architecture: European Architecture

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