Words and Buildings

A Vocabulary of Modern Architecture

Author: Adrian Forty

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500284704

Category: Architecture

Page: 335

View: 2188

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

Concrete and Culture

A Material History

Author: Adrian Forty

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861899335

Category: Architecture

Page: 335

View: 8927

Concrete has been used in arches, vaults, and domes dating as far back as the Roman Empire. Today, it is everywhere—in our roads, bridges, sidewalks, walls, and architecture. For each person on the planet, nearly three tons of concrete are produced every year. Used almost universally in modern construction, concrete has become a polarizing material that provokes intense loathing in some and fervent passion in others. Focusing on concrete’s effects on culture rather than its technical properties, Concrete and Culture examines the ways concrete has changed our understanding of nature, of time, and even of material. Adrian Forty concentrates not only on architects’ responses to concrete, but also takes into account the role concrete has played in politics, literature, cinema, labor-relations, and arguments about sustainability. Covering Europe, North and South America, and the Far East, Forty examines the degree that concrete has been responsible for modernist uniformity and the debates engendered by it. The first book to reflect on the global consequences of concrete, Concrete and Culture offers a new way to look at our environment over the past century.

Grüne Architektur

Author: James Wines

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783836503198


Page: 240

View: 9284

The Design of Everyday Things

Psychologie und Design der alltäglichen Dinge

Author: Norman Don

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800648105

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 3123

Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“

Details - Holzarchitektur

Author: Virginia McLeod,Agnes Riedel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783421037718


Page: 223

View: 8906

Komplexität und Widerspruch in der Architektur

Author: Robert Venturi

Publisher: Birkhäuser


Category: Architecture

Page: 231

View: 2233

Robert Venturi gehört zu den Architekten, die die Debatte über die Ästhetik der Architektur durch Schriften und eigene Projekte wieder in Gang gebracht haben. Sein Buch ist ein Plädoyer zur Wiederaneignung des mannigfaltigen Reichtums der Baukunst, ein Damm gegen die Sintflut von Funktionalität und Purismus.

Actions of Architecture

Architects and Creative Users

Author: Jonathan Hill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134437048

Category: Architecture

Page: 232

View: 3663

Drawing on the work of a wide range of architects, artists and writers, this book considers the relations between the architect and the user, which it compares to the relations between the artist and viewer and the author and reader. The book's thesis is informed by the text 'The Death of the Author', in which Roland Barthes argues for a writer aware of the creativity of the reader. Actions of Architecture begins with a critique of strategies that define the user as passive and predictable, such as contemplation and functionalism. Subsequently it considers how an awareness of user creativity informs architecture, architects and concepts of authorship in architectural design. Identifying strategies that recognize user creativity, such as appropriation, collaboration, disjunction, DIY, montage, polyvalence and uselessness, Actions of Architecture states that the creative user should be the central concern of architectural design.

Transluzente Materialien

Glas - Kunststoff - Metall

Author: Frank Kaltenbach

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3955530272

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 112

View: 4710

Das Buch stellt mit zahlreichen Abbildungen und Beschreibungen die wesentlichsten Standardprodukte vor und zeigt vielfältige Möglichkeiten mit denen Architekten und Designer funktional und gestalterisch individuell abgestimmte Materialien einsetzen können.

Partners in Design

Alfred H. Barr Jr. und Philip Johnson. Bauhaus-Pioniere in Amerika

Author: Donald Albrecht,Barry Bergdoll,Juliet Kinchin

Publisher: Arnoldsche Verlagsanstalt GmbH

ISBN: 9783897904965


Page: 240

View: 9288

-Comprehensive essays and series of photos trace how modernism found its way into the American cultural landscape As the 1930s began, Alfred H. Barr Jr., founder of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and Philip Johnson, distinguished architect, brought the principles of the Bauhaus to America - even before exiles from Nazi Germany fully established the idea of architecture and furnishings as a functional whole in the United States. Barr's organization of the museum reflected the departmental structure of the Bauhaus, elevating architecture, graphic design, utilitarian furniture design, industrial design, photography and film to be on an equal footing with painting and sculpture, and endorsing all to be recognized as art. Barr and Johnson curated exceptional exhibitions such as Modern Architecture, International Exhibition (1932) and Machine Art (1934) at MoMA and created modern interiors in private living quarters. In this book, comprehensive essays and series of photos trace how modernism found its way into the American cultural landscape. Text in German.

Convergent Flux

Contemporary Architecture and Urbanism in Korea

Author: Jinhee Park,John Hong

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3034611293

Category: Architecture

Page: 176

View: 606

Convergent Flux illustrates the contemporary architectural and urban planning developments in South Korea in the context of the country's considerable urban density. In recent years South Korea, which long stood in the shadow of the superpowers Japan and China, has surged in economic terms. That said, industrialization and the population explosion connected with it have created enormous challenges for the country at the interface between globalization and cultural identity. Some 10.5 million inhabitants live in the center of the capital Seoul, while the metropolitan area includes around 25 million residents making it the second largest conurbation in the world after Tokyo. The result is high urban density, which spells an enormous demand for the more efficient use of space and encourages verticalization in architecture. The publication outlines the current developments in South Korean architecture, urban development and landscape architecture by examining 32 projects in detail. An in-depth view of contemporary South Korean architecture is given by five essays that address topics such as the fusion of tradition and the modern, the re-defining of so-called "social spaces" and the country's special topographical situation. The authors are both architects, trained at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Sphären: Schäume

Author: Peter Sloterdijk

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518414651

Category: Civilization

Page: 916

View: 7179

Forty Ways to Think About Architecture

Architectural History and Theory Today

Author: Iain Borden,Murray Fraser,Barbara Penner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118822617

Category: Architecture

Page: 280

View: 6242

"Forty Ways to Think about Architecture" provides an introduction to some of the ways in which architectural history and theory are being approached today. This collection takes in a total of 40 essays covering key subjects, ranging from memory and heritage to everyday life, building materials and city spaces. As well as critical theory, philosophy, literature and experimental design, it refers to more immediate and topical issues in the built environment, such as globalisation, localism, regeneration and ecologies. The entries reflect on architecture from a range of perspectives.


Landschaftsarchitektur Europa

Author: Lisa Diedrich

Publisher: Birkhauser

ISBN: 9783764375072

Category: Gardens

Page: 253

View: 5209

Die Europ??er entwickeln heute ihre St??dte nicht mehr auf unber??hrtem Land, sondern auf altem Agrarland. Die europ??ische Antwort auf die Frage nach dem Wie der fortschreitenden Verst??dterung der Landschaft lautet deshalb: Wir arbeiten auf und mit dem Feld. A zeigt 42 wegweisende landschaftsarchitektonische Projekte von Dublin bis Athen, deren Autoren sensible Feldarbeit geleistet haben: mit Feingef??hl f??r Materialien und Details, mit Respekt vor Gebr??uchen und Geisteshaltungen, mit Lust am Spiel mit der eigenen Erfindungskraft. Erg??nzt werden die Projekte um sieben Essays: zu europ??ischer Kartographie, Kulturlandschaft, Ideengeschichte der Landschaftsarchitektur, Entwicklung der Suburbia, zu Berufsfeld und den Pionieren des Fachs. Die Projekte und Texte sind ausgew??hlt von einer unabh??ngigen Jury praktizierender Landschaftsarchitekten aus verschiedenen L??ndern Europas, herausgegeben von einer Redaktion erfahrener europ??ischer Fachleute, reich illustriert und qualit??tvoll aufgemacht von den Machern des erfolgreichen niederl??ndischen A

Lernen von Las Vegas

zur Ikonographie und Architektursymbolik der Geschäftsstadt

Author: Robert Venturi,Denise Scott Brown,Steven Izenour

Publisher: Birkhauser

ISBN: 9783764363628


Page: 216

View: 9610

Ausgangspunkt fur diese Veroffentlichung, die sich schon lange zu einem Klassiker der Architekturtheorie entwickelt hat, war ein Seminar mit dem Titel -Learning from Las Vegas, or Form Analysis as Design Research- an der Fakultat fur Kunst und Architektur der Yale University 1968."

Kurs auf Spaniens Küste

Historischer Roman

Author: Patrick O'Brian

Publisher: Refinery

ISBN: 3960480016

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 541

»Die besten marine-historischen Romane, die je geschrieben wurden.« New York Times Book Review Sophie, eine kleine langsame Brigg, die durch Captain Jack Aubreys Rang zur Slup erklärt wird, bietet mehr den Anblick einer gemütlichen Taube als eines schneidigen Falken. Doch dieser Eindruck täuscht gewaltig. Ihr Kommandant, der als Handelsstörer die Häfen und den Nachschub der Feinde Englands im Mittelmeer gewaltig unter Druck setzen soll, hält es mit dem Grundsatz seines berühmten Vorbildes Lord Nelson: »Vergeßt die Manöver! Immer drauf auf den Feind!« Die Aufgabe der Sophie ist mindestens so wichtig, wie eine Seeschlacht zu gewinnen. Und um so vieles profitabler, daß die Mannschaft darüber die Schinderei des Borddienstes vergißt. Auch Stephen Maturin, zunächst eine veritable Landratte, aber ein Virtuose des Skalpells und am Cello, trägt als Bordmediziner dazu bei, daß die Sophie in tollkühnen Gefechten mit den Feinden immer gewagter Katz und Maus spielt. Daß er ein Geheimnis verbirgt, schmälert seine Beliebtheit nicht. Der erste Band aus der weltweit erfolgreichen marinehistorischen Serie um den Seehelden Jack Aubrey und seinen Schiffsarzt Dr. Stephen Maturin.

Urban Memory

History and Amnesia in the Modern City

Author: Mark Crinson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415334051

Category: Social Science

Page: 225

View: 5551

Nine previously unpublished essays form an interdisciplinary assessment of urban memory in the modern city, analysing this burgeoning area of interest from the perspectives of sociology, architectural and art history, psychoanalysis, culture and critical theory. Featuring a wealth of illustrations, images, maps and specially commissioned artwork, this work applies a critical and creative approach to existing theories of urban memory, and examines how these ideas are actualised in the forms of the built environment in the modernist and post-industrial city. A particular area of focus is post-industrial Manchester, but the book also includes studies of current-day Singapore, New York after 9/11, modern museums in industrial gallery spaces, the writings of Paul Auster and W.G. Sebald, memorials built in concrete, and contemporary art.


Modern Architectures in History

Author: Gwendolyn Wright

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861895402

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

View: 5820

From the Reliance Building and Coney Island to the Kimbell Museum and Disney Hall, the United States has been at the forefront of modern architecture. American life has generated many of the quintessential images of modern life, both generic types and particular buildings. Gwendolyn Wright’s USA is an engaging account of this evolution from the late nineteenth century to the twenty-first. Upending conventional arguments about the origin of American modern architecture, Wright shows that it was not a mere offshoot of European modernism brought across the Atlantic Ocean by émigrés but rather an exciting, distinctive and mutable hybrid. USA traces a history that spans from early skyscrapers and suburbs in the aftermath of the American Civil War up to the museums, schools and ‘green architecture’ of today. Wright takes account of diverse interests that affected design, ranging from politicians and developers to ambitious immigrants and middle-class citizens. Famous and lesser-known buildings across America come together--model dwellings for German workers in rural Massachusetts, New York’s Rockefeller Center, Cincinnati’s Carew Tower, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West in the Arizona desert, the University of Miami campus, the Texas Instruments Semiconductor Plant, and the Corning Museum of Glass, among others--to show an extraordinary range of innovation. Ultimately, Wright reframes the history of American architecture as one of constantly evolving and volatile sensibilities, engaged with commerce, attuned to new media, exploring multiple concepts of freedom. The chapters are organized to show how changes in work life, home life and public life affected architecture--and vice versa. This book provides essential background for contemporary debates about affordable and luxury housing, avant-garde experiments, local identities, inspiring infrastructure and sustainable design. A clear, concise and richly illustrated account of modern American architecture, this timely book will be essential for all those who wonder about the remarkable legacy of American modernity in its most potent cultural expression.

Writing Spaces

Discourses of Architecture, Urbanism and the Built Environment, 1960–2000

Author: C. Greig Crysler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134477929

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

View: 7704

Writing Spaces examines some of the most important discourses in spatial theory of the last four decades, and considers their impact within the built environment disciplines. The book will be a key resource for courses on critical theory in architecture, urban studies and geography, at both the graduate and advanced undergraduate level.