Shapers Of Urban Form

Author by : Peter J. Larkham
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : People have designed cities long before there were urban designers. In Shapers of Urban Form, Peter Larkham and Michael Conzen have commissioned new scholarship on the forces, people, and institutions that have shaped cities from the Middle Ages to the present day. Larkham and Conzen collect new essays in "urban morphology," the people-centered predecessor to contemporary theories of top-down urban design. Shapers of Urban Form focuses on the social processes that create patterns of urban forms in four discrete periods: Pre-modern, early modern, industrial-era and postmodern development. Featuring studies of English, American, Western and Eastern European, and New Zealand urban history and urban form, this collection is invaluable to scholars of urban design and town planning, as well as urban and economic historians.


Encyclopedia Of Twentieth Century Architecture

Author by : Stephen Sennott
Languange : en
Publisher by : Taylor & Francis
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Description : "A balance of sophistication and clarity in the writing, authoritative entries, and strong cross-referencing that links archtects and structures to entries on the history and theory of the profession make this an especially useful source on a century of the world's most notable architecture. The contents feature major architects, firms, and professional issues; buildings, styles, and sites; the architecture of cities and countries; critics and historians; construction, materials, and planning topics; schools, movements, and stylistic and theoretical terms. Entries include well-selected bibliographies and illustrations."--"Reference that rocks," American Libraries, May 2005.


Project Japan

Author by : Rem Koolhaas
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Publisher by : Taschen America Llc
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Description : Metabolism was a movement launched in Japan that took inspiration for buildings and cities from biological systems. With interviews and commentary and hundreds of images, Project Japan unearths a history that casts new light on the key issues that both enervate and motivate architecture today.


Beyond Art A Third Culture

Author by : Peter Weibel
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : A new theory of culture presented with a new method achieved by comparing closely the art and science in 20th century Austria and Hungary. Major achievements that have influenced the world like psychoanalysis, abstract art, quantum physics, Gestalt psychology, formal languages, vision theories, and the game theory etc. originated from these countries, and influence the world still today as a result of exile nurtured in the US. A source book with numerous photographs, images and diagrams, it opens up a nearly infinite horizon of knowledge that helps one to understand what is going on in today’s worlds of art and science.


Featherweights

Author by : Oliver Herwig
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Publisher by : Prestel Pub
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Description : From Bruno Taut's glass house to the Crystal Palace, geodesic domes to the Millennium Dome, this lavishly illustrated exploration of lightness in architecture explains how and why the movement began, and shows where it will take us in the future. Architecture has been moving towards lightness since the beginning of the twentieth century. As new building materials become available, and as land disappears, architects have focused on efficiency, impermanence and flexibility in structures. Illustrating the achievements of the most visionary architects of the past and present, Featherweights traces the evolution of lightness in architecture from the fantastic glass structures of the early twentieth century to the latest hi-tech materials for the third millennium. Covering everything from pre-fab houses to inflatable buildings, utopian architecture to virtual cities, this fascinating exploration illustrates the ongoing dialogue between shelter and society and offers exciting glimpses into a future in which gravity is optional.


Contemporary Architects

Author by : Muriel Emanuel
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Cedric Price

Author by : Samantha Hardingham
Languange : en
Publisher by : Academy Press
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Description : Charting works from 1984 to the present this book features Price’s original drawings for some 45 projects, many of which are annotated with incisive observations on the subject of architecture and its impact on human beings and the environment. Alongside Price’s own writings the book includes texts by ten invited contributors from the fields of architecture, architectural history and research, theatre, film and politics, and shorter comments from others (including Will Alsop, Paul Hyett and Frei Otto) whose lives have been touched by Price. Highly influential and imaginative architect, of interest both within and outside the field of architecture Comprehensively illustrated with plans, drawings and photographs Includes opinion from other architects, architectural writers, politicians and theatre and film professionals


Rem Koolhaas Oma

Author by : Roberto Gargiani
Languange : en
Publisher by : EPFL Press
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Description : This first critical monograph places the work of Rem Koolhaas and OMA in a cultural context that allows the reader to better understand the creative process of modern architecture, retracing the career of Rem Koolhaas in chronological and thematic order.


Architecture Of Normal

Author by : Daniel Kaven
Languange : en
Publisher by : Birkhäuser
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Description : A multimedia exploration of the morphology of architecture in the American Southwest as defined by evolving modes of transportation. In examining advances in transportation, the book asks how we have come to acquiesce to the monotonous, isolating, and aesthetically bankrupt landscape of suburbia. It also casts predictions about how the future built landscape will look as it continues to adapt to patterns of human movement.


Visionary Architecture

Author by : Neil Spiller
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : A complete and authoritative resource for professionals and students on a subject of essential interest for all in the world of architecture. The design of imaginary, conceptual, or radical buildings is as old as the practice of architecture itself. For centuries architects have drawn on their creative abilities to produce breathtaking works of architectural imagination. At no period has the investigation of new spatial forms been as rich as from the Second World War to the present. With such historical precursors as Piranesi and Ledoux, and, in the twentieth century, Melnikov, Sant'Elia, and others, architects have created an astonishing range of architectural constructs and urban utopias that have influenced generations of architects. This publication contains three parts: a thematic overview of the most important and far-reaching work created since 1945; a survey of contemporary visionary architecture, particularly in the digital realm; and an illustrated lexicon of ideas, movements, people, and terms. The early, unbuilt world of many of today's most important architectsDaniel Libeskind, Rem Koolhaas, Peter Eisenman, Zaha Hadid, Bernard Tschumiis represented alongside the seminal work of earlier practitioners, such as Archigram, Archizoom, and Buckminster Fuller. Recent work is explored in case studies of contemporary visionaries, including Diller+Scofidio, Asymptote, Morphosis, and NOX. 500 illustrations, 250 in color.


Nanoarchitecture

Author by : John M. Johansen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Princeton Architectural Press
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Description : John Johansen, now 85 years old, has been one of the preeminent architects in the United States for more than half a century. After studying under Walter Gropius (who became his father-in-law) at Harvard, he embarked on an extraordinary career marked by experimental domestic and public design. Since retiring from practice, Johansen has devoted himself to producing futuristic architecture that looks to the newest technologies science has to offer--from nanotechnology to magnetic levitation to material science--for its inspiration. Nanoarchitecture presents eleven of Johansen's most inspired visions. A floating conference center, an apartment building that sprouts from the earth and grows on its own, and a levitating auditorium all demonstrate Johansen's capricious yet thought-provoking ideas. Taken together, they offer an antidote to much of today's form-driven practice. The projects in Nanoarchitecture are presented through a series of idiosyncratic models, drawings, and computer animations suggesting what it would be like to inhabit these fantastic spaces. Nanoarchitecture is designed by the award-winning practice COMA."[Johansen] points toward the creation of a new vernacular, a new fabric of space and time in which modern experience can increase, expand, and deepen." --Lebbeus Woods


Exquisite Corpse

Author by : Distinguished Professor of Architecture Michael Sorkin
Languange : en
Publisher by : Verso
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Description : 'Exquisite Corpse' was a game played by the surrealists in which someone drew on a piece of paper, folded it and passed it to the next person to draw on until, finally, the sheet was opened to reveal a calculated yet random composition. In this entertaining and provocative book, Michael Sorkin suggests that cities are similarly assembled by many players acting with varying autonomy in a complicit framework. An unfolding terrain of invention, the city is also a means of accommodating disparity, of contextualizing sometimes startling juxtapositions. Sorkin's aim is to widen the debate about the creation of buildings beyond the immediate issues of technology and design. He discusses the politics and culture of architecture with daring, often devastating, observations about the institutions and personalities who have dominated the profession over the past decade. Their preoccupation with the empty style of 'beach houses and Disneyland' has consistently trivialized the full constructive scope of contemporary architecture's possibilities. Sorkin's interventions range from the development scandals of New York where 'skyscrapers stand at the intersection between grid and greed', through the deconstructivist architectural culture of Los Angeles, to the work and ideas of architects, developers and critics such as Alvar Aalto, Norman Foster, Paul Goldberger, Michael Graves, Coop Himmelblau, Philip Johnson, Leon Krier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Rogers, Carlo Scarpa, James Stirling, Donald Trump, Tom Wolfe and Lebbeus Woods. Throughout Sorkin combines stinging polemic with a powerful call for a rebirth of architecture that is visionary and experimental--a recuperated 'dreamy science'


Telematic Embrace

Author by : Roy Ascott
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Publisher by : Univ of California Press
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Description : Annotation Telematic Embrace combines a provocative collection of writings from 1964 to the present by the preeminent artist and art theoretician Roy Ascott, with a critical essay by Edward Shanken that situates Ascott's work within a history of ideas in art, technology, and philosophy.


Critical Regionalism

Author by : Liane Lefaivre
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Publisher by : Prestel Pub
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Description : "This richly illustrated and designed book in the "Architecture in Focus" series reconsiders critical regionalism and demonstrates the global viability of one of the most visible trends in contemporary architecture. As globalization increasingly enters every facet of our lives, its homogenizing effects on architecture, urban spaces and the landscape have compelled architects to embrace the principles of critical regionalism, an alternative theory that respects local culture, geography and climate. In this reexamination of critical regionalism, two prominent architectural critics argue for a truce between the seemingly antithetical philosophies of critical regionalism and globalization. The authors trace the genesis of critical regionalism to its ancient historical and political roots, and focus on its modern expression in the works of Alvar Aalto, Richard Neutra, Oscar Niemeyer and others. They point to the increasing use of the theory in the recent works of a truly global selection of visionary architects - including Santiago Calatrava in Spain, Renzo Piano in the South Pacific and Berger and Parkkinen in Germany. Discussions of Tropical Architecture and contemporary work in Asia round out this important contribution to a topical debate about architecture's role in the world."--Amazon.


Northrop Frye

Author by : Robert D. Denham
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Publisher by : University of Virginia Press
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Description : Even the casual reader will notice a strong preoccupation with religion in the work of Northrop Frye. In his latest book, however, the esteemed Frye scholar Robert Denham shows that it played a far greater role than has been assumed—religion was in fact central to practically everything Frye wrote. Denham’s focus shifts the emphasis from Anatomy of Criticism, Frye’s most famous work, and places it on those works with which Frye began and ended his career—the early Fearful Symmetry and, fifty years later, his two studies of the Bible and The Double Vision. This reevaluation is based on a close examination of Frye’s religiously charged language and aided by Denham’s remarkable and unique access to Frye’s notebooks. The notebooks’ contents not only expand on ideas laid out in Frye’s published works but also touch on subjects most readers would not associate with Frye, such as his wide reading in both Eastern religious texts and in esoteric traditions ranging from astrology to the Cabala. Denham does not attempt to distill a theology from Frye’s work; rather, he seeks to trace the movement of Frye’s thought, demonstrating the imaginative use to which he put his wide-ranging reading. The result is a pivotal work, redefining our understanding of one of the most important humanists of the twentieth century.


Writing And Seeing Architecture

Author by : Christian de Portzamparc
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Description : Unnveiling a conversation between French architect Christian de Portzamparc and influential theorist Philippe Sollers, a detailed study offers a renewal of visionary architectural thinking by invoking past literary ideals that sought to liberate society through the reinvention of writing itself. Simultaneous.


Christians And Churches Of Africa

Author by : Kä Mana
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Description : SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICE! (Valid until 3 months after publication) From the earliest attempts to structure and organize human settlements in the image of divine, cosmic, or an ideal social order, the notion of urban design has deep historical roots. Down the ages, the design of cities has reflected edicts prescribed by the highest authorities, including priests, rulers, philosophers, and visionary thinkers. Many dynasties sought glory and fame in the design of their cities and--even in modern times--new cities have been designed and built as icons of independence and as symbols of progress. Thus, city design has played a crucial role in the construction of new capitals like Brasilia, Chandigarh, and Islamabad, and--more recently--in the dizzying new urban developments of Dubai and Shanghai. In common parlance, urban design means the appearance, layout, and organization of the built form of large-scale urban environments. Urban design also implies a deliberate process to create functional, efficient, just, and aesthetically appealing urban spaces. Accordingly, as the editor of this new Routledge collection explains, ''design'' is used simultaneously as both noun and verb, and the literature on urban design reflects this parallel possibility. As a noun, urban design is an object of historical, critical, comparative commentaries on the circumstances, values, and processes that lead to a particular urban design outcome and its human consequences. Scholarship here is critical and reflective of the past outcomes, and normative about future possibilities. The other literature that focuses on design as a process tends to emphasize the practice, methods, and the institutional frameworks that guide urban design and influence its outcome. While the former includes writings from social sciences and the humanities, the latter are drawn primarily from the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning. In the realm of practice, these three professions--architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning--claim expertise and authority over the scope of urban design. While architects tend to focus on the design of the collective architectural forms of the built environment, landscape architects are apt to emphasize the form and processes of the natural environment, and nature more generally, in the design of large-scale built environments. Urban planners typically consider themselves responsible for defining the social, economic, and political imperatives of city design. Although the professional identity of urban design by and large remains a shared enterprise, there is a growing sense that urban design has established an autonomous identity as body of knowledge. The scholarship pertaining to the appearance and design of cities, and the human consequences of the built environment has proliferated in recent years, not only within the professions but also in the disciplines of the social sciences, the humanities, and the environmental science and health fields. This scholarly enterprise includes critical, interpretive, and reflective work on the one hand, but also empirical findings about the nature of practice and human consequences of the built environment, on the other. This new collection from Routledge''s Critical Concepts in Urban Studies series answers the urgent need for an authoritative reference work to help researchers and students navigate and make sense of this huge, rapidly growing, and complex corpus of literature. Moreover, the compilation reflects the many and varied sources of knowledge and influence: these expertly compiled major works chart, organize, and order not only the best output of academics and practitioners of urban design, but also include key writings on cities and urbanism from thinkers across the social sciences and humanities, and from other allied disciplinary traditions. With a full index, together with a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editor, which places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context, Urban Design is an essential work of reference. The collection will be particularly useful as an essential database allowing scattered and often fugitive material to be easily located. It will also facilitate rapid access to less familiar--and sometimes overlooked--texts. For researchers, students, practitioners, and policy-makers, it is an indispensable one-stop research and pedagogic resource.


A History Of The Future

Author by : Donna Goodman
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : This work explores the impact of modern technology on design and planning, beginning with Renaissance concepts that laid the foundations for modern visionary work and concluding with emerging projects in sustainable design.


Claude Nicolas Ledoux

Author by : Anthony Vidler
Languange : en
Publisher by : Birkhäuser
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Description : An exciting and accessible introduction to one of the most visionary and revolutionary precursors of modern architecture. Since the 1930s, when he was rediscovered by Emil Kaufmann in the famous study «From Ledoux to Le Corbusier,» his visionary but widely realized buildings have served as a source of inspiration for unusual designs.


Joseph Gandy

Author by : Brian Lukacher
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Lavishly illustrated with regional photography and accessible maps, a visual guide to the Mediterranean city's sites and accommodations is divided into two sections that list top recommended places to visit while profiling neighborhoods of interest.


Buckyworks

Author by : J. Baldwin
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Photographs, illustrations, and text help chronicle the career of inventor R. Buckminster Fuller.


The Writings Of Clarence S Stein

Author by : Clarence S. Stein
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Description : As the visionary behind the planned community in Radburn, New Jersey, Clarence Stein was heralded as one of the most progressive and controversial American architects and planners of the twentieth century. His ideas influenced well-known developments in Greenbelt and Columbia, Maryland; Reston, Virginia; and Woodlands, Texas. His collaboration with Benton MacKaye in the Regional Planning Association of America led to the building of the Appalachian Trail, America's prototypical greenway. In The Writings of Clarence S. Stein: Architect of the Planned Community, Kermit Carlyle Parsons presents a wide-ranging selection of more than 500 annotated letters, papers, and other writings that shed light upon the personal struggles and professional achievements of this major force for change in community planning and regional design. Parsons supplements these documents with a succinct biographical introduction to Stein's life and career, 137 illustrations (including photographs, plans of Stein's work, and personal sketches), a complete list of his many projects, a bibliography of Stein's own articles and books as well as articles about him, and biographical sketches of the people mentioned in the documents.


Visionary Science

Author by : Paul Tillich
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wayne State University Press
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Gardens Of Revelation

Author by : Director of Garden and Landscape Studies John Beardsley
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : John Beardsley tells the story of about twenty-five "visionary environments" and the fiercely independent individuals who have created them in the course of the last century. This lively international tour ranges from the soaring spires of Watts Towers in Los Angeles to the spirit-lifting Camel Yard and Owl House in New Bethesda, South Africa, to the junk-and-flower filled labyrinths of Howard Finster's Paradise Garden near Summerville, Georgia. While capturing the spirit of each individual's unique creation, Beardsley also situates the work in the larger contexts of traditional garden design, religious architecture, environmental sculpture, and folk art. He muses about the compulsion to create, the sense of place, and the visionary spirit that has inflamed these artists, quoting at length their own poignant and pungent commentary on what they have created and why.


Visionary Gleam

Author by : Jonathan Wordsworth
Languange : en
Publisher by : London ; New York : Woodstock Books
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Description : The age of English Romanticism began with the French Revolution and ended with the Reform Bill of 1832. The key works of the period share an assumption that change in the political system is possible. Wordsworth comments on forty such books.