Rethinking Architecture
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Publisher : Psychology Press
Release Date : 1997
ISBN 10 : 9780415128261
Pages : 409 pages
Rating : 3.5/5 from 2 reviews
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This book brings together the core writings on architecture by key philosophers and cultural theorists of the 20th century - the very best theoretical writings on the ideas which have shaped our cities and experiences of architecture.

Rethinking Architecture

by MELISSA LEACH

This book brings together the core writings on architecture by key philosophers and cultural theorists of the 20th century - the very best theoretical writings on the ideas which have shaped our cities and experiences of architecture.

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Architecture and Film

by Mark Lamster

An examination of the ways in which architecture and architects are treated on screen and how these depictions filter and shape the ways we understand the built environment. There are essays from contributors from a range of disciplines and interviews of those working behind the scenes.

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Architecture

by Francis D. K. Ching

A superb visual reference to the principles of architecture Now including interactive CD-ROM! For more than thirty years, the beautifully illustrated Architecture: Form, Space, and Order has been the classic introduction to the basic vocabulary of architectural design. The updated Third Edition features expanded sections on circulation, light, views, and site context, along with new considerations of environmental factors, building codes, and contemporary examples of form, space, and order. This classic visual reference helps both students and practicing architects understand

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Traditional Domestic Architecture of the Arab Region

by Friedrich Ragette

For the first time the domestic architecture of the whole Arab region is being considered. An extensive analytical part is supported by a collection of more than 200 examples from thirteen countries.

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Computer System Architecture

by P. V. S. RAO

Intended as a text for undergraduate and postgraduate students of engineering in Computer Science and Engineering, Information Technology, and students pursuing courses in computer applications (BCA/MCA) and computer science (B.Sc./M.Sc.), this state-of-the-art study acquaints the students with concepts and implementations in computer architectures. Though a new title, it is a completely reorganized, thoroughly revised and fully updated version of the author’s earlier book Perspectives in Computer Architecture. The text begins with a brief account of

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Book Architecture

by Stuart Horwitz

In Book Architecture: How to Plot and Outline Without Using a Formula, Stuart Horwitz returns with his trademark clarity to help writers craft a powerful plot and an effective outline for their works-in-progress. Along the way, Horwitz offers detailed, concrete examples that reveal how the Book Architecture Method works with everything from literary classics to blockbuster films.

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Sustainable Architecture and Urbanism

by Dominique Gauzin-Müller

Since the mid-1980s, and in particular the 1992 environmental summit in Rio de Janeiro, sustainability has become a global issue and the subject of international debate. In the context of architecture sustainability implies the use of intelligent technology, innovative construction methods, ecologically friendly materials and use of environmentally-friendly energy resources. This book begins with an overview of the various approaches and developments in sustainable architecture, followed by an in-depth section on urbanism looking at several European towns. In the third

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Architecture of Mughal India

by CATHERINE ASHER,Catherine Blanshard Asher,Catherine Ella Blanshard Asher,Catherine B. Asher

Traces the development and spread of architecture under the Mughal emperors who ruled the Indian subcontinent from the early-16th to the mid-19th centuries. The book considers the entire scope of architecture built under the auspices of the imperial Mughals and their subjects.

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Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture

by Robert Venturi

A practicing architect discusses the theoretical background of modern architecture

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A World History of Architecture

by Marian Moffett,Michael W. Fazio,Lawrence Wodehouse

The Roman architect and engineer Vitruvius declared firmitas, utilitas, and venustas-firmness, commodity, and delight- to be the three essential attributes of architecture. These qualities are brilliantly explored in this book, which uniquely comprises both a detailed survey of Western architecture, including Pre-Columbian America, and an introduction to architecture from the Middle East, India, Russia, China, and Japan. The text encourages readers to examine closely the pragmatic, innovative, and aesthetic attributes of buildings, and to imagine how these would have been

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Modern Architecture and Other Essays

by Vincent Joseph Scully

Vincent Scully has shaped not only how we view the evolution of architecture in the twentieth century but also the course of that evolution itself. Combining the modes of historian and critic in unique and compelling ways--with an audience that reaches from students and scholars to professional architects and ardent amateurs--Scully has profoundly influenced the way architecture is thought about and made. This extensively illustrated and elegantly designed volume distills Scully's incalculable contribution. Neil Levine, a former student of Scully's,

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The Architecture of the Museum

by Michaela Giebelhausen

This volume examines the meaning of museum architecture in the urban environment, considering important issues such as forms of civic representation, urban regeneration of and cultural tourism and the museumification of the city itself.

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Ethics and the Practice of Architecture

by Barry Wasserman,Patrick J. Sullivan,Gregory Palermo

From theory to practice a unique, well-rounded guide to ethics fortoday s architect How does an architect assist a community in evaluating alternativedesigns? Resolve a dispute with a contractor? Take into account aproject s impact on the natural environment? When it comes to questions like these, making decisions about whatought to be done or what is the "best" or "right" solution requiresmore than sound technical knowledge and strong design talent. Itdemands a solid understanding of the ethical issues that lie

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A Concise History of Modern Architecture in India

by Jon T. Lang

In Lucid Language That Speaks To Laymen And Architects Alike, This Book Provides A History Of Twentieth Century Architecture In India. It Examines In Detail The Early Influences On Indian Architecture Both Of Movements Like The Bauhaus As Well As Prominent Individuals Like Habib Rehman, Jawaharlal Nehru, Frank Lloyd Wright And Le Corbusier.

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Theory in Landscape Architecture

by Simon Swaffield

Basic theoretical texts for landscape architects.

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Roman Architecture

by Frank Sear

Frank Sear traces the evolution of architecture during the four centuries from the late Republic, when Roman building came of age, to A.D. 330, when Constantine moved the empire's capital to Constantinople. More than 200 photographs, maps, and drawings illustrate a discussion ranging over the extent of the empire, from Italy and North Africa and to the European and eastern provinces. Sear elucidates the complex development of Roman architecture by studying in detail the one site he feels to be the

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Power and Architecture

by Joachim Bretschneider,Jan Driessen,Karel van Lerberghe

The idea that societies and rulers express their power through monumental architecture is not a new one, but this collection of essays, the result of a 2002 conference in Leuven, takes the arguement back to the very beginnings of monumental architecture in the Bronze Age Near East and Aegean, to ask if this process can be linked to a particular ...

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