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Understanding Architecture

Author : Leland M. Roth
ISBN : 9780429975219
Genre : Architecture
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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.
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Understanding Architecture

Author : Hazel Conway
ISBN : 9781134847600
Genre : Architecture
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First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Understanding Architecture

Author : Leland Roth
ISBN : 0813390451
Genre : Art
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This best-selling, illustrated survey of Western architecture is now fully revised throughout, explaining the structure, function, history, and meaning of architecture in a way that is both accessible and engaging. The long-awaited second edition includes: new coverage on Postmodernism and its relationship to the Modernist era; a reorganization of Mesopotamian and Prehistoric architecture based on thematic lines of development; an expanded chapter on Medieval architecture, including developments from the end of the Roman Empire to the Renaissance; and an expanded art program that includes over 500 images in black and white and color. 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: (1) The Elements of Architecture and (2) The History and Meaning of Architecture. Comprehensive, clearly written, affordable, and accessible, Understanding Architecture is a classic survey of Western architecture.
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Understanding Architecture

Author : Robert McCarter
ISBN : 0714848093
Genre : Architecture
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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.
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Understanding Architecture

Author : Marco Bussagli
ISBN : 1845110897
Genre : Architecture
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Celebrates and explores architecture of all periods and from all across the world.
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What Is Architecture Understanding Architecture

Author : Akheel Khan
ISBN : 1732945160
Genre : Architecture
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The first book in the What is Architecture? series, Understanding Architecture is a unique insight into the meaning, heritage, and purpose of this ancient craft. Dispelling with the tendency for architecture theory books to be pompous and cryptic, this book instead unfolds as a story. It is a simple journey of someone walking home who discovers that their steps soon form a path and that path develops a life of its own. Akheel Khan captures this journey in an easy-to-read manner with hand-drawn illustrations to bring the concepts together. Something that can be appreciated by student, professional, and novice alike.
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Constructing Ideas

Author : Lance LaVine
ISBN : 075751412X
Genre : Architecture
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Understanding Architecture

Author : Lindsay Mattinson
ISBN : 1782747486
Genre : Architecture
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If you don't know your Baroque from your Rococo, or the difference between Art Nouveau and Art Deco, or where Modernism ends and Postmodernism begins, then don't fear, you're not alone. Understanding Architecture will reveal all. From the ancient world to the present day, from medieval Cambodian temples to Paris metro stations, from American shotgun shacks to colonial villas, fascist grandeur to the latest ecologically friendly structures, the book expertly guides the reader through the world's different architectural styles.
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Author : Jeremy Melvin
ISBN : UCSD:31822037133634
Genre : Architecture
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The significant "isms" of architectural history, ranging from the ancient Greeks and Romans, to the Renaissance, to the present day, are presented in sixty illustrated and well defined spreads illuminating a variety of architectural movements and periods. 12,500 first printing.
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Understanding Architecture Through Drawing

Author : Brian Edwards
ISBN : 9781135825805
Genre : Architecture
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This introduction to design and graphic techniques will help the designer increase his or her understanding of buildings and places through drawing.
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Understanding Islamic Architecture

Author : Attilo Petruccioli
ISBN : 9781136851384
Genre : Architecture
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The ongoing debate among practitioners and in academia about the meaning and understanding of Islamic architecture will be energized by this book. It contains essays by architects and academics from various parts of the world which clarify how the carious disciplines of the design profession can be employed to build in the spirit of Islam. Divided into three sections the book covers: *meaning from Faith, which draws meaning from the Islamic faith in order to propose a built environment that is universally beneficial *analysis of History, which examines historical buildings and planning concepts, and suggest how to apply lessons learned to contemporary practice *contemporary Trends, which discusses current trends in architecture, education and socio-economic aspects of various Muslim countries. Illustrated throughout, this book will appeal to students and scholars, practising architects and planners alike.
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Understanding Architectural Drawings

Author : John J. Cullinane
ISBN : 0471144290
Genre : Architecture
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Designed to demystify drawings and specifications, this helpful book reveals the inside techniques practiced by every architect. It provides readers with the tools necessary to understand drawings, how they are created and what they mean. Contains a series of illustrations using easy-to-follow "balloons" to point out and explain the symbols, codes and graphics essential to comprehending the drawings themselves.
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Understanding Context

Author : Andrew Hinton
ISBN : 9781449326579
Genre : Computers
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To make sense of the world, we’re always trying to place things in context, whether our environment is physical, cultural, or something else altogether. Now that we live among digital, always-networked products, apps, and places, context is more complicated than ever—starting with "where" and "who" we are. This practical, insightful book provides a powerful toolset to help information architects, UX professionals, and web and app designers understand and solve the many challenges of contextual ambiguity in the products and services they create. You’ll discover not only how to design for a given context, but also how design participates in making context. Learn how people perceive context when touching and navigating digital environments See how labels, relationships, and rules work as building blocks for context Find out how to make better sense of cross-channel, multi-device products or services Discover how language creates infrastructure in organizations, software, and the Internet of Things Learn models for figuring out the contextual angles of any user experience
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Building Knowledge In Architecture

Author : Richard Foqué
ISBN : 9789054875451
Genre : Architecture
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"Foqué establishes a general design theory based on the axioms of pragmatic thinking, a crucial unity between experience and the process of learning, and between conceptual thought and situational consciousness. Building Knowledge develops a theoretical framework and practical instrumentation to establish a knowledge base for the discipline of architecture. Part one of the book presents design methods as a third way of investigating reality apart from scientific methods or the conception of art. By describing thescience-philosophical context, Foqué extensively analyses the nature of design activity and the design process, its inherent characteristics, and the differences between science and art. As such, it is argued that design processes have a research dimension an sich, which are essentially contextual and action driven. Foqué offers an integrated and comprehensive perspective to understand design activity both from an epistemological and practical standpoint. This results in an expanded discourse about the true nature of architectural design processes. Within this theoretical framework, part two explains how case study research is a primordial means to establish a knowledge base for the discipline and profession of architecture. From this premise, Foqué compares case study research in law, medicine and business administration and develops a practical and comprehensive approach to case studies in architecture. The methodology offers a solid and general framework wherein a consistent body of knowledge regarding architectural design processes can be generated. This promotes deeper insight in the complex relationship between context, product and process, which governs every design process on the one hand, and between the several stakeholders involved on the other hand."--Publisher.
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Twenty Five Buildings Every Architect Should Understand

Author : Simon Unwin
ISBN : 9781317555032
Genre : Architecture
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Twenty-Five Buildings Every Architect Should Understand is an essential companion to Simon Unwin’s Analysing Architecture, and part of the trilogy which also includes his Exercises in Architecture: Learning to Think as an Architect. Together the three books offer an introduction to the workings of architecture providing for the three aspects of learning: theory, examples and practice. Twenty-Five Buildings focusses on analysing examples using the methodology offered by Analysing Architecture, which operates primarily through the medium of drawing. In this second edition five further buildings have been added to the original twenty from an even wider geographical area, which now includes the USA, France, Italy, Mexico, Switzerland, Spain, Finland, Germany, Australia, Norway, Sweden, India and Japan. The underlying theme of Twenty-Five Buildings Every Architect Should Understand is the relationship of architecture to the human being, how it frames our lives and orchestrates our experiences; how it can help us make sense of the world and contribute to our senses of identity and place. Exploring these dimensions through a wide range of case studies that illustrate the rich diversity of twentieth and twenty-first century architecture, this book is essential reading for every architect.
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Understanding Art

Author : Flavio Conti
ISBN : 9781135948788
Genre : Reference
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Understanding Art is a two-volume, fully illustrated work that strives to explain and discuss four important periods in the history of western art--the Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque. It aims to create a sense of understanding, recognition, and appreciation of art by analysing, within the four periods, three distinct artistic genres: painting; sculpture; and architecture. Besides the excellence of the illustrations, one of the great virtues of this book is its clear and concise explanations. It is truly an excellent first stop for anyone embarking on a serious study of art--or anyone wishing to refresh his or her memory of the facts about the art history of the western world.
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Understanding Frank Lloyd Wright S Architecture

Author : Donald Hoffmann
ISBN : 9780486135779
Genre : Architecture
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Insightful study of principles of Wright's architecture. Over 120 photos, plans, and illustrations of Robie House, Fallingwater, Taliesin, other masterworks.
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Architecture S Pretexts

Author : Aarati Kanekar
ISBN : 9781317610014
Genre : Architecture
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The aim of this book is to expose readers to architecture’s pretexts that include literary narratives, film, theatre, painting, music, and ritual, as a bridge between diverse intellectual territories and architecture. It introduces a selection of seminal modern and contemporary architectural projects, their situation within the built environment, and their intellectual and formal situation/context as pretexts and design paradigms. Connections between diverse bodies of information will be cultivated along with the ability to posit consequential relationships for the production of architecture. Architecture’s Pretexts seeks to cultivate a vision for architecture that sponsors operative links between the discipline of architecture and those outside of architecture. Exploring the works of various architects including Guiseppe Terragni, Peter Eisenman, Peter Zumthor, Perry Kulper and Smout Allen, and Rem Koolhaas, this book provides the framework to understanding architecture through the lens of art. Key concepts discussed are: allegories, diagrams, form, material, montage, movement, musical ratios, narrative sequence and representation. A valuable tool, with over 75 black and white illustrations, for students and professionals interested in interdisciplinary methods of design thinking.
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