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The Elements of Modern Architecture

The Elements of Modern Architecture Author Antony Radford
ISBN-10 0500342954
Release 2014
Pages 344
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Examines fifty of the world's greatest modern buildings created since 1950, including the Sydney Opera House, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, and 41 Cooper Square, supplemented with freehand drawings of each.



Introducing Architectural Theory

Introducing Architectural Theory Author Korydon Smith
ISBN-10 9781136190292
Release 2013-05-20
Pages 448
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This is the most accessible architectural theory book that exists. Korydon Smith presents each common architectural subject – such as tectonics, use, and site – as though it were a conversation across history between theorists by providing you with the original text, a reflective text, and a philosophical text. He also introduces each chapter by highlighting key ideas and asking you a set of reflective questions so that you can hone your own theory, which is essential to both your success in the studio and your adaptability in the profession. These primary source texts, which are central to your understanding of the discipline, were written by such architects as Le Corbusier, Robert Venturi, and Adrian Forty. The appendices also have guides to aid your reading comprehension; to help you write descriptively, analytically, and disputationally; and to show you citation styles and how to do library-based research. More than any other architectural theory book about the great thinkers, Introducing Architectural Theory teaches you to think as well.



Design Strategies in Architecture

Design Strategies in Architecture Author Geoffrey H. Baker
ISBN-10 9781136943119
Release 2003-09-01
Pages 352
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Modern architecture has become extremely complex and its study has been made more difficult by changes in fashion and a proliferation of design modes. In this book, Geoffrey Baker develops a methodology for design analysis that reveals the underlying organisation of buildings. Part One explains the nature and role of architecture in a wide-ranging discussion extending from geometry to symbolism. Part Two demonstrates the analytical methodology by reference to cities and works by modern masters such as Aalto, Meier and Stirling. In this second revised edition, Dr Baker has added a chapter outlining the relationship between some current perceptions of science, art and philosophy, and how these impinge on architecture. The discussion compares Futurism, Constructivism, Suprematism, High Tech, Deconstruction and the attitude of the avant-garde, with the phenomenology of Bachelard and Heiddeger.



Analysing Architecture

Analysing Architecture Author Simon Unwin
ISBN-10 9781317810940
Release 2013-12-17
Pages 336
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Now in its fourth edition, Analysing Architecture has become internationally established as the best introduction to architecture. Aimed primarily at those wishing to become professional architects, it also offers those in disciplines related to architecture (from archaeology to stage design, garden design to installation art), a clear and accessible insight into the workings of this rich and fascinating subject. With copious illustrations from his own notebooks, the author dissects examples from around the world and all periods of history to explain underlying strategies in architectural design and show how drawing may be used as a medium for analysis. This new edition of Analysing Architecture is revised and expanded. Notably, the chapter on ‘Basic Elements of Architecture’ has been enlarged to discuss the ‘powers’ various architectural elements offer the architect. Three new chapters have been added to the section on ‘Themes in Spatial Organisation’, covering ‘Occupying the In-between’, ‘Inhabited Wall’ and ‘Refuge and Prospect’. Two new examples – a Mud House from Kerala, India and the Mongyo-tei (a tea house) from Kyoto, Japan – have been added to the ‘Case Studies’ at the end of the book. The ‘Select Bibliography’ has been expanded and the ‘Index’ revised. Works of architecture are instruments for managing, orchestrating, modifying our relationship with the world around us. They frame just about everything we do. Architecture is complex, subtle, frustrating... but ultimately extremely rewarding. It can be a difficult discipline to get to grips with; nothing in school quite prepares anyone for the particular demands of an architecture course. But this book will help. Analysing Architecture is the foundation volume of a series of books by Simon Unwin exploring the workings of architecture. Other books in the series include Twenty Buildings Every Architect Should Understand and Exercises in Architecture.



The Story of Architecture of the 20th Century

The Story of Architecture of the 20th Century Author Jürgen Tietz
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822028478113
Release 1999
Pages 119
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An examination of architectural trends across the world in the last century - Neoclassicism - Architecture after the First World War - American architecture - Globalization of modern architecture - High-tech and postmodern architecture - The Rationalist tradition in Italy - Architecture in the 21st century.



Guide to Contemporary New York City Architecture

Guide to Contemporary New York City Architecture Author John Hill
ISBN-10 9780393733266
Release 2011
Pages 304
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The city has been in the midst of a building boom since 2000, giving rise to a host of architecturally cutting edge residential, corporate, institutional, academic, and commercial structures. It's widely agreed that the building boom is now over, so what better time for a guidebook that maps them all out, literally. Featuring over 200 sites spanning the city's five boroughs, filled with color photos, detailed maps, subway and walking directions, and descriptions that highlight the most significant aspects of each, this guidebook is well-timed.



Details in Contemporary Architecture

Details in Contemporary Architecture Author Christine Killory
ISBN-10 9781616891695
Release 2013-07-02
Pages 208
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Curious about how Alsop Architects managed to construct that flying, translucent rectangle at the Ontario College of Art and Design? Wonder about the sustainability of the Genzyme Building? The saying "the truth is in the details" reveals an essential quality of architectural design. How a staircase curves, a roof seemingly floats, or a concrete wall illuminates are critical questions for architects looking at or creating new work. You might forgive designers for closely guarding their signature techniques. Fortunately, Edited bys Christine Killory and Rene Davids culled an amazing collection of the best trade secrets in Details in Contemporary Architecture.



Makers of Modern Architecture

Makers of Modern Architecture Author Martin Filler
ISBN-10 1590172272
Release 2007
Pages 323
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Profiles notable twentieth-century architects, including Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles and Ray Eames, and Frank Gehry.



New Architecture and Technology

New Architecture and Technology Author Gyula Sebestyen
ISBN-10 9781136376931
Release 2007-06-07
Pages 180
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Many books have covered the topics of architecture, materials and technology. 'New Architecture and Technology' is the first to explore the interrelation between these three subjects. It illustrates the impact of modern technology and materials on architecture. The book explores the technical progress of building showing how developments, both past and present, are influenced by design methods. It provides a survey of contemporary architecture, as affected by construction technology. It also explores aspects of building technology within the context of general industrial, social and economic developments. The reader will acquire a vocabulary covering the entire range of structure types and learn a new approach to understanding the development of design.



Words and Buildings

Words and Buildings Author Adrian Forty
ISBN-10 0500284709
Release 2004
Pages 335
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Available again, a wholly original study of the complex relationship between architecture and language that has changed and enriched the way we think and talk about architecture.The words we use when we talk and write about architecture describe more than just bricks and mortar they direct the ways we think of and live with buildings. This groundbreaking book is the first thorough examination of the complex relationship between architecture and language as intricate social practices. Six rigorously argued chapters investigate the language of modernism, language and drawing, masculine and feminine architecture, language metaphors, science in architecture, and the social properties of architecture. There follows a vocabulary of key words such as Character, Form, History and Space, locating each words modern meaning within an historical and theoretical framework, and setting out clearly its development and relevance for architects, historians, philosophers, critics and the users of the buildings themselves. Architects should be made to read Words and Buildings Architecture Today Unusually clear and accessible Students of all kinds will love this book The Architectural Review A forceful, clear and sophisticated exposition of the role of conceptual thought in architectural discourse The Architects Journal



Understanding Architecture

Understanding Architecture Author Leland M. Roth
ISBN-10 9780429975219
Release 2018-03-13
Pages 816
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This widely acclaimed, beautifully illustrated survey of Western architecture is now fully revised throughout, including essays on non-Western traditions. The expanded book vividly examines the structure, function, history, and meaning of architecture in ways that are both accessible and engaging.Significant features of the third edition include: Increased global coverage, with new essays on Africa, Japan, China, India, Islamic architecture, and the architecture of the Americas. A new chapter covering twenty-first century architecture. Updated coverage of sustainable and green architecture and its impact on design. Revised historical survey and expanded and illustrated timeline. Thoroughly revised and expanded art program, including more than 650 black and white images?135 new to this edition, and more than 200 line art drawings created by author Leland Roth. A new 32-page, full color insert features more than 50 new color images.Understanding Architecture continues to be the only text in the field to examine architecture as a cultural phenomenon as well as an artistic and technological achievement with its straightforward, two-part structure: The Elements of Architecture and The History and Meaning of Architecture. Comprehensive and clearly written, Understanding Architecture is a classic survey of architecture.



The Experience of Architecture

The Experience of Architecture Author Henry Plummer
ISBN-10 9780500773659
Release 2016-11-22
Pages 288
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A thought-provoking consideration of how architecture, from a doorknob to a city plan, can influence human behavior How does the experience of turning a door handle, opening a door from one space into another, affect us? It is no wonder that the door, one of the most elemental architectural forms, has such metaphorical richness. But even on a purely physical human level, the cold touch of a brass handle or the swish of a sliding screen gives rise to an emotional reaction, sometimes modest, occasionally profound. This book aims to understand how these everyday acts are influenced by architectural form, a concept that is vital for all architects to grasp. It considers how specifically built elements and volumes, taken from a wide array of buildings and settings around the world, can affect our powers of decision. From hand-carved stairs in Greek villages to free-floating catwalks, from the elegant processional steps of Renaissance Italy to Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterly manipulation of form, all provide very different experiences of stepping from one level to the next, and all affect our experience of that space. Seamlessly integrating text and image, each chapter focuses on a different aspect of our daily interactions with architecture, looking at stairs, floors and paths, moving interior spaces, perception and perspective, transparency and the relationship between a building and its setting. This book is not just for architects and designers engaged in the production of space, but for all those who seek a richer understanding of their place in the built world.



The Phaidon atlas of contemporary world architecture

The Phaidon atlas of contemporary world architecture Author Phaidon Press
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822034200634
Release 2005-03
Pages 437
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The Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture, Travel Edition presents all ofhe best works of architecture completed in the last five years in anltra-convenient mini-format, perfect for the holiday or business traveller.;ach of the 1,052 projects from the comprehensive edition are included with aingle image per building and a short text to help the traveller recognise it.he project entry gives the name of each building and its architect, theocation, and the address, if visitable, as well as the telephone number,here appropriate. There is also a system to indicate which projects are openo the public. In addition to the forty two regional maps from theomprehensive edition, there are an additional 27 new city maps which locatehe buildings in more built up areas;The book provides a unique opportunityo visit 1,052 works of contemporary architecture in all parts of the world,rom the Arctic Circle to the African deserts and beyond. The Phaidon Atlasf Contemporary World Architecture, Travel Edition is an essential companionn the travels of all those interested in gaining a first hand understanding



From Bauhaus to Our House

From Bauhaus to Our House Author Tom Wolfe
ISBN-10 9780374158927
Release 1981
Pages 143
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Takes a critical look at the past fifty years of American architecture and assesses the influence of foreign architects and movements



Modern Architecture in Historic Cities

Modern Architecture in Historic Cities Author Sebastian Loew
ISBN-10 0415154928
Release 1998
Pages 264
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Modern Architecture in Historic Cities illustrates why France has been so successful in combining conservation and modernity, and points to important lessons for other countries which can be drawn from the French experience. Beginning with an empirical review of particular events which have affected attitudes towards heritage in France, this book highlights the continuity in French thinking and the longstanding role of the French government as patron and leader. Planning, conservation and design control legislation are examined, highlighting the range of instruments available to government in order to influence results and enhance the role of the architectural profession.



Le Corbusier Redrawn

Le Corbusier Redrawn Author Steven Park
ISBN-10 1616890681
Release 2012-11-07
Pages 192
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Le Corbusier (1887-1965) was the most significant architect of the twentieth century. Every architecture student examines the Swiss master's work. Yet, all too frequently, they rely on reproductions of faded drawings of uneven size and quality. Le Corbusier Redrawn presents the only collection of consistently rendered original drawings (at 1:200 scale) of all twenty-six of Le Corbusier's residential works. Using the original drawings from the Le Corbusier Foundation's digital archives, architect Steven Park has beautifully redrawn 130 perspectival sections, as well as plans, sections, and elevations of exterior forms and interior spaces. These remarkable new drawings-which combine the conceptual clarity of the section with the spatial qualities of the perspective-not only provide information about the buildings, they also help students experience specific works spatially as they learn to critically examine Le Corbusier's works.



Understanding Architecture

Understanding Architecture Author Robert McCarter
ISBN-10 0714848093
Release 2012-10-22
Pages 448
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Intended both as an introductory text for students and professionals in the field as well as an accessible read for the general public, Primer on Architecture (working title) addresses the basic principles of architecture and uncovers its ongoing influence in contemporary culture. The volume is organized in a series of chapters based on key architectural themes--space, time, matter, gravity, light, silence, dwelling, ritual, memory, landscape, and place--with an introductory essay for each chapter that includes a wide variety of historical examples from around the world followed by more in depth analyses of key buildings that further exemplify the theme of a particular chapter. By combining a broad historical sweep with a jargon-free architectural study of space and the direct experience of architecture, this volume will be a unique introduction to architecture as a timeless and enduring art.