Architecture and Design
Author: Guido Beltramini,Italo Zannier,Václav Šedý
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
"Carlo Scarpa was a virtuoso of light, a master of detail, and a connoisseur of materials. Today he is known as a master of twentieth-century architecture. To mark the centenary of Scarpa's birth, his complete oeuvre are presented here for the first time. The 250 illustrations cover all 58 of his built works, including the Castelvecchio Museum in Verona, the Olivetti showroom in Piazza San Marco in Venice, and the Brion Tomb in San Vito d'Altivole (Treviso). The book includes essays by leading architects and architectural critics, offering an extensive overview of Scarpa's life as well as interpretations of his architecture."--BOOK JACKET
A Poet of Architecture
Author: Sergio Los,Carlo Scarpa,Peter Gössel
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
Carlo Scarpa (1906–1978) was denied the appropriate appreciation during his lifetime. His work was dismissed as „just“ being art and only after his death people began to understand the high quality contained. This book shows the development of his individual architectural language by linking aspects of the arts with architecture. From his sensitive consideration of the urban context to the composition of stunning details; the author manages to give the reader an insight into the architect's work. Especially the investigation in his exhibition designs illustrate Scarpa's knowledge of material and his solving of complex problems. Places like the Castelvecchio Museum in Verona became a Mekka for everybody seeking the ultimate refinement in exhibition design and restoring old buildings.
Author: Carlo Scarpa
Publisher: Skira - Berenice
The celebrated Venetian architect Carlos Scarpa viewed glass as raw material for experimentation and research, and was challenged by this vastly suggestive age-old art. Now back in print, this beautifully-designed volume represents the first catalogue raisonné of Scarpas entire glass output. It features over four hundred artistic glass pieces executed by the great architect between 1927 and 1947 for the Murano glassmaking firms of Giacomo Cappellin and Paolo Venini. The works represent an important part of the early years of his activity: over three hundred pieces, often unique prototypes, which reveal Scarpas exceptional designing inventiveness. The incredible variety of typologies and decorative types include the lattimi (milk-white opaque glass), the a incalmo(grafted) series, the Phoenician decoration to other famous styles such as tessere (mosaic-like pieces) and a bollicine (tiny bubbles).
Bauten und Projekte nach 1950
Author: Clemens F. Kusch,Anabel Gelhaar
Museo Canoviano, Possagno
Author: Judith Carmel-Arthur,Carlo Scarpa,Stefan Buzas,Richard Bryant
Publisher: Edition Axel Menges
Text in English and Italian. In a letter from London, dated 9 November 1815, Antonio Canova wrote: "...Here I am in London, dear and best friend, a wonderful city...I have seen the marbles arriving from Greece. Of the basreliefs we had some ideas from engravings, but of the full colossal figures, in which an artist can display his whole power and science, we have known nothing...The figures of Phidias are all real and living flesh, that is to say are beautiful nature itself." With his admiring words for the famous Elgin Marbles Canova, one of the last great artists embodying the grandiose heritage of the classical world, gave at the same time an appropriate description of his own artistic aims. It was his half-brother who decided to assemble most of Canova's plaster originals and to place them in a museum he had built in the garden of his brother's home in Possagno, a small village north of Venice, where the artist saw the light of day on 1 November 1757. This basilica-like building erected in 1836 now holds the great majority of Canova's compositions.To commemorate the bicentenary of his birth, the Venetian authorities decided to have an extension added to the overcrowded basilica, and they commissioned the Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa for this delicate task. Scarpa composed a small, but highly articulated building that is in a strong contrast to the Neo-Classical, monumental basilica. The subtly designed sequence of spaces is unique even among Scarpa's so many extraordinary museum interiors as the architect was here in the rare position to compose the spaces as well as the placings of the exhibits. The placing of the sources of natural light which infuses the plaster surfaces with the softness of real life is in itself a rare achievement and it took an equally rare photographer to record such symphonies in white in all their magic.
Author: Michael Coates,Graeme Brooker,Sally Stone
Publisher: AVA Publishing
A guide to the many and varied terms used frequently within interior architecture and design.
The Challenge of Compatibility : Held at Goucher College, Baltimore, Maryland, March 14-16, 2002
Author: David L. Ames,Richard D. Wagner
Publisher: Associated University Presse
This collection of papers addresses two questions central to design and historic preservation: what are the parameters of 'compatibility' in the design of additions to historic buildings and of new infill buildings in historic districts and landscapes. Presented at the 'Third National Forum on Historic Preservation Practice: A Critical Look at Design in Historic Preservation', held at Goucher College, the authors include practicing and academic historic preservationists, architectural historians, architects, landscape architects, and engineers. Organized under the themes of 'Melding Contemporary and Historic Design', 'Design Standards in Changing Environments', 'Modernism and Post modernism in Preservation Design', and 'Engineering and Preservation', issues of compatibility are explored through diverse projects in locations across the United States from historic Charleston, SC to downtown Los Angeles.
Visions of Utopia, 1900-Present -
Author: Terry Kirk
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
“Modern Italy”may sound like an oxymoron. For Western civilization,Italian culture represents the classical past and the continuity of canonical tradition,while modernity is understood in contrary terms of rupture and rapid innovation. Charting the evolution of a culture renowned for its historical past into the 10 modern era challenges our understanding of both the resilience of tradition and the elasticity of modernity. We have a tendency when imagining Italy to look to a rather distant and definitely premodern setting. The ancient forum, medieval cloisters,baroque piazzas,and papal palaces constitute our ideal itinerary of Italian civilization. The Campo of Siena,Saint Peter’s,all of Venice and San Gimignano satisfy us with their seemingly unbroken panoramas onto historical moments untouched by time;but elsewhere modern intrusions alter and obstruct the view to the landscapes of our expectations. As seasonal tourist or seasoned historian,we edit the encroachments time and change have wrought on our image of Italy. The learning of history is always a complex task,one that in the Italian environment is complicated by the changes wrought everywhere over the past 250 years. Culture on the peninsula continues to evolve with characteristic vibrancy. Italy is not a museum. To think of it as such—as a disorganized yet phenomenally rich museum unchanging in its exhibits—is to misunderstand the nature of the Italian cultural condition and the writing of history itself.
Author: Horst Sondermann
Photoshop ist weltweit der Marktführer unter den Bildbearbeitungsprogrammen. Neben den "klassischen" Einsatzgebieten im Bereich der Fotografie, des Grafik- und des Web-Designs spielt es auch beim 3D-Modelling eine wichtige Rolle, sowohl zur Generierung von Texturen, als auch zur Postproduktion gerenderter Stills. Übertragen auf die Architekturdarstellung kann Photoshop in allen Phasen des Workflows zum Einsatz kommen, sei es beim Generieren und Bearbeiten von Bildmaterial für das Planlayout, beim Erstellen von Materialtexturen für den virtuellen Modellbau oder die Endmontage fotografierter und gerenderter Bildkomponenten. Für die im Alltag wichtigsten Aufgabenstellungen werden typische Lösungsschritte aufgezeigt. Das Handbuch hilft Planern, Architekten und Studenten mit Hilfe der Software Photoshop exzellente Bildresultate zu erzielen.
Conference Proceedings : CELA 1992
Category: Landscape architecture
The Organisation of Interior Space
Author: Graeme Brooker,Sally Stone
Publisher: AVA Publishing
"This book examines the basic ideas that underpin the design and remodelling of interior space, from the establishment of a relationship between the existing building and the new components that inhabit it, to the careful positioning and design of significant elements within the space. The book will propose a method of analysis, understanding and exploitation of the existing building that can be used to realise the design of a new insertion."--Note de l'éditeur.
Author: Ro Spankie
Publisher: AVA Publishing
Author: Jonathan Buckley
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
POCKET ROUGH GUIDE VENICE The best Venice has to offer. Pocket Rough Guide Venice is your essential guide to this magical city, with all the key sights, restaurants, shops and bars. Whether you have an afternoon or a few days at your disposal, our itineraries help you plan your trip, and the Best of Venice section picks out the Venetian highlights you won't want to miss, from the Basilica di San Marco's dazzling mosaics to taking a boat along the Canal Grande. Divided by area for easy navigation, the Places section is written in Rough Guide's trademark honest and informative style, with listings of the must-see sights and our pick of the places to eat, drink and shop, from tucked-away trattorias to the perfect local bar for a glass of prosecco. · The best of the city's restaurants, bars, shops and hotels, selected by our expert authors · Tailored itineraries and highlights make trip-planning easy · Inspirational photography brings the city to life · Up-to-date background information, including transport details and a calendar of festivals and events
Intervening with History
Author: Carlo Scarpa,R. Nicholas Olsberg,Guido Guidi,Centre canadien d'architecture
Publisher: Montréal : Canadian Centre for Architecture
Between 1953 and 1978 the Italian architect Carlo Scarpa produced an incredibly varied range of works that challenge our notions of what modern architecture might be. Foremost in that work was the need to reconcile a wholehearted embrace of the new with the longstanding traditions of local craft and of universal practice to create an architecture that would clearly express its own machine-driven times without abandoning the psychic and sensual forces of place, materiality, and memory. Carlo Scarpa, Architect: Intervening with History illustrates, through abundant reproductions of Scarpa's drawings, the ways the architect created a dialogue with light, space, and architecture within the historic fabric of Italian cities. Presenting these projects as they exist today, the patient eye of contemporary photographer Guido Guidi deepens our understanding of this timely approach to architectural dialogue.
A Bio-critical Sourcebook
Author: Donald Leslie Johnson,Donald Langmead
Makers of 20th-Century Modern Architecture is an indispensable reference book for the scholar, student, architect or layman interested in the architects who initiated, developed, or advanced modern architecture. The book is amply illustrated and features the most prominent and influential people in 20th-century modernist architecture including Wright, Eisenman, Mies van der Rohe and Kahn. It describes the milieu in which they practiced their art and directs readers to information on the life and creative activities of these founding architects and their disciples. The profiles of individual architects include critical analysis of their major buildings and projects. Each profile is completed by a comprehensive bibliography.
Designing with Time in Mind
Author: Karen A. Franck
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
"Explores the role of ideas about time in the design inclinations and choices of contemporary designers of the environment. Contributors consider how the new can be incorporated into the old; how designing for the very short term has significant advantages; how what is temporary can be re-used; and how the design of materials, buildings and landscapes can improve sustainability and enhance experiences of time passing. Many designers have replaced the ideal of 'timelessness' and the view of time as a series of singular, static moments with an enriched and more nuanced perspective, treating time as a source of inspiration to be embraced, not a condition to be defended against."
Planning, Design, Building
Author: Johannes Cramer,Stefan Breitling
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Architectural work on existing structures has become enormously important in recent years. For the majority of architects, this is where future market opportunities will lie. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the field and is thus addressed to all practitioners, students, and building sponsors whose interest goes beyond an initial encounter with this wideranging field of activity. Contradicting the conventional view that creative design work is the exclusive province of new building design, the authors offer a nuanced account of active and creative strategies for planning, design, and execution. Subjects considered range from town planning issues through the overall project cycle and its individual phases all the way to building management. Special focuses are the "grammar of design" as well as the issues arising through collaboration of different experts. In order to illuminate this broad and complex spectrum of topics, the book incorporates thirty examples of projects from Europe and North America, in which buildings from a huge variety of periods – from the Middle Ages to the 1960s – are transferred into the present.
Author: Richard Murphy,Giorgio Busetto
Publisher: Phaidon Inc Ltd
Architecture in detail.
Author: Kendra Schank Smith
Concepts from architects’ minds evolve through sketches and as a mode of transference are conveyed to the finished building. This book compares qualities of sketches to reveal unique approaches to the instruments of thinking in which all architects engage. It provides new insight into the relationship between architectural sketches and the process of creative manipulation. Sketches comprise a thinking mechanism, and through the qualities of ambiguity, quickness and change, they initiate a dialogue for architects. As a medium to facilitate communication, recording, discovery and evaluation, their pertinence lies in their ability to exhibit both the precise and the imprecise. Exploring four related theoretical approaches, play, memory-imagination-fantasy, caricature and the grotesque, the book shows how imprecision stimulates imagination to conceive new forms in the dialogue of architectural sketches.
Author: Michael Brawne
An introduction to architectural thought, this text is a thorough and accessible discussion in search of the principles of the design process. Documenting the non-verbal processes and decisions that architects and designers make is a difficult task, but one that is important when trying to understand the development of architectural design through the ages. Michael Brawne uses his experience as a practicing architect, academic and educator to provide an overview of the subject. By looking at the practices and buildings of architects past and present he incorporates history and philosophy in the search for a theory of design.