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The Book The Language of Architecture
The Author Andrea Simitch
The Publisher Rockport Publishers
Release Date2014-06-01
Genre Architecture
Pages 240
ISBN 9781627880480
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: DIVLearning a new discipline is similar to learning a new language; in order to master the foundation of architecture, you must first master the basic building blocks of its language – the definitions, function, and usage. Language of Architecture provides students and professional architects with the basic elements of architectural design, divided into twenty-six easy-to-comprehend chapters. This visual reference includes an introductory, historical view of the elements, as well as an overview of how these elements can and have been used across multiple design disciplines./divDIV /divDIVWhether you’re new to the field or have been an architect for years, you’ll want to flip through the pages of this book throughout your career and use it as the go-to reference for inspiration, ideas, and reminders of how a strong knowledge of the basics allows for meaningful, memorable, and beautiful fashions that extend beyond trends./divDIV /divDIVThis comprehensive learning tool is the one book you’ll want as a staple in your library./divDIV /div


The Book The Classical Language of Architecture
The Author John Summerson
The Publisher MIT Press
Release Date1963
Genre Architecture
Pages 56
ISBN 0262690128
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The author's purpose is to set out as simply and vividly as possible the exact grammatical workings of an architectural language. Classical architecture is a visual "language" and like any other language has its own grammatical rules. Classical buildings as widely spaced in time as a Roman temple, an Italian Renaissance palace and a Regency house all show an awareness of these rules even if they vary them, break them or poetically contradict them. Sir Christopher Wren described them as the "Latin" of architecture and the analogy is almost exact. There is the difference, however, that whereas the learning of Latin is a slow and difficult business, the language of classical architecture is relatively simple. It is still, to a great extent, the mode of expression of our urban surroundings, since classical architecture was the common language of the western world till comparatively recent times. Anybody to whom architecture makes a strong appeal has probably already discovered something of its grammar for himself. In this book, the author's purpose is to set out as simply and vividly as possible the exact grammatical workings of this architectural language. He is less concerned with its development in Greece and Rome than with its expansion and use in the centuries since the Renaissance. He explains the vigorous discipline of "the orders" and the scope of "rustication"; the dramatic deviations of the Baroque and, in the last chapter, the relationship between the classical tradition and the "modern" architecture of today. The book is intended for anybody who cares for architecture but more specifically for students beginning a course in the history of architecture, to whom a guide to the classical rules will be an essential companion.


The Book The Language of Architecture
The Author Sven Hesselgren
The Publisher
Release Date1967
Genre Architecture
Pages 310
ISBN UOM:39015006365921
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book The New Paradigm in Architecture
The Author Charles Jencks
The Publisher
Release Date2002
Genre Architecture
Pages 279
ISBN 0300095120
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The story of a movement that changed the face of architecture over the last 40 years of the 20th century. First written at the start of an architectural movement in the middle 1970s, this text was translated into 11 languages. The seventh edition brings the history up to date for the 21st century.


The Book The Modern Language of Architecture
The Author Bruno Zevi
The Publisher
Release Date1994
Genre Architecture
Pages 241
ISBN 0306805979
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Frank Lloyd Wright called Bruno Zevi ”the most penetrating architectural critic of our time,” and one could ask for no better proof than Zevi’s masterpiece, The Modern Language of Architecture . In it, Zevi sets forth seven principles, or ”antirules,” to codify the new language of architecture created by Le Corbusier, Gropius, Mies van der Rohe, and Wright. In place of the classical language of the Beaux Art school, with its focus on abstract principles of order, proportion, and symmetry, he presents an alternative system of communication characterized by a free interpretation of contents and function, an emphasis on difference and dissonance, a dynamic of multidimensional vision, and independent interplay of elements, an organic marriage of engineering and design, a concept of living spaces that are designed for use, and an integration of buildings into their surroundings. Anticipating the innovations of postmodern architecture, Zevi argues forcefully for complexity and against unity, for decomposition dialogue between architecture and historiography, finding elements of the modern language of architecture throughout history, and discussing the process of architectural innovation. Sumptuously illustrated, and written in a clear, accessible manner, The Modern Language of Architecture will long remain one of the classics of architectural criticism and history.


The Book The Language of Architecture and Civil Engineering
The Author Ana Mª Roldán Riejos
The Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release Date2011-07-12
Genre Architecture
Pages 100
ISBN 9781443832717
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This book not only provides unique and in-depth information to understand the language of architecture and civil engineering, it is also helpful for students and professionals who need to improve their linguistic skills. The Language of Architecture and Civil Engineering includes plenty of examples and practical exercises that engage the reader’s participation. It also contains an updated bibliography that offers a wide perspective on this subject matter. It is written in a rigorous and at the same time accessible style, so readers will surely profit from its content. The compilation and updating of all technical terms needed by students, architects and engineers is enormously welcome. This book fills a gap long-existing in the market which makes its authors worthy of our recognition. This book gives us wings to fly again on the paths of new technologies and should not be missing from any university library.


The Book The language of architecture A contribution to architectural theory
The Author Niels Luning Prak
The Publisher Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release Date2019-04-15
Genre Art
Pages 224
ISBN 9783111502915
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Language of Space and Form
The Author James F. Eckler
The Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date2012-01-04
Genre Architecture
Pages 320
ISBN 9781118105344
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A unique graphical guide for using architectural terminology tojump-start the design process This design studio companion presents architectural terms withspecial emphasis on using these terms to generate design ideas. Ithighlights the architectural thinking behind the terminology andhelps readers gain a thorough understanding of space and form.Featuring double-page spreads with over 190 illustrated entries,the book fully explores, analyzes, and cross-references keyelements and techniques used in architecture and interior design.Each entry first defines the common meaning of the term, then goeson to discuss in detail its generative possibilities. Scenariosinvolving the use of a design principle, or the way it might beexperienced, further aid students in developing strategies fortheir own design. In addition, Language of Space and Form: Divides entries into five categories for quick access toconcepts, including process and generation, organization andordering, operation and experience, objects and assemblies, andrepresentation and communication Addresses studio practice from the ground up, encouragingreaders to develop creativity and critical thinking as they developa design process Offers supplemental online learning resources, includingexercises that correspond to the book A must-have reference for professionals and students inarchitecture and interior design, Language of Space and Form isdestined to become a classic introduction to design thinking.


The Book When Buildings Speak
The Author Anthony Alofsin
The Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date2006
Genre Architecture
Pages 326
ISBN 9780226015071
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The canonical inventors of International Style have long dominated studies of modern European architecture. But in this text, Anthony Alofsin broadens this scope by exploring the rich yet overlooked architecture of the late Austro-Hungarian Empire and its successor states.


The Book The Language of Post modern Architecture
The Author Charles Jencks
The Publisher Academy Editions Limited
Release Date1991
Genre Architecture
Pages 204
ISBN UCSC:32106013920340
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A classic account which, when written in 1977, was the first to define post-modernism in architecture, an event which led to subsequent adoption of the term in many other fields. It is the story of the failure of modern architecture to communicate with its users and the attempt of post-modernists to overcome this failure with a richer, more widely shared language--post-modern classicism. This edition (5th in 1987) brings the account, and the great illustrations, up to date. 101/4x121/2". Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


The Book The Aesthetics of Architecture
The Author Roger Scruton
The Publisher
Release Date1979
Genre Aesthetics
Pages 302
ISBN STANFORD:36105003269672
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Language of Space
The Author Bryan Lawson
The Publisher Routledge
Release Date2007-08-15
Genre Architecture
Pages 272
ISBN 9781136389320
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This unique guide provides a systematic overview of the idea of architectural space. Bryan Lawson provides an ideal introduction to the topic, breaking down the complex and abstract terms used by many design theoreticians when writing about architectural space. Instead, our everyday knowledge is reintroduced to the language of design. Design values of 'space' are challenged and informed to stimulate a new theoretical and practical approach to design. This book views architectural and urban spaces as psychological, social and partly cultural phenomena. They accommodate, separate, structure, facilitate, heighten and even celebrate human spatial behaviour.


The Book The Look of Architecture
The Author Witold Rybczynski
The Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date2001
Genre Architecture
Pages 130
ISBN 0195156331
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: One of the nation's foremost experts on architecture discusses the role of style in the "language" of the discipline, and shows how Frank Gehry, Mies van der Rohe, Allan Greenberg, and others are influenced by it.


The Book A Theory of Architecture
The Author Nikos A. Salingaros
The Publisher UMBAU-VERLAG Harald Püschel
Release Date2006
Genre Architecture
Pages 278
ISBN 9783937954073
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: More than a decade in the making, this is a textbook of architecture rich with design techniques and useful for every architect whether a first-year students or experienced practicing architects. The book teaches the reader how to design by adapting to human needs and sensibilities, yet independently of any particular style. It explains much of what people instinctively know about architecture, and puts that knowledge for the first time in a concise, understandable form. There has not been such a book treating the very essence of architecture. Preface by the Prince of Wales


The Book The Language of Displayed Art
The Author Michael O'Toole
The Publisher Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
Release Date1994
Genre Art
Pages 295
ISBN 0838636047
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The core of Michael O'Toole's study is the contention that semiotics can assist in the search for a language through which our perceptions of a work of art can be shared. Drawing on his background as a linguist, O'Toole analyses in detail a number of major works of art to show how the semiotic approach relates a work's immediate impact to other aspects of our response to it: to the scene portrayed, to the social, intellectual and economic world within which the artist and his or her patrons worked, and to our own world. It further provides ways of talking about and interrelating aspects of composition, technique and the material qualities of the work. The examples, illustrated with colour plates, range from Botticelli's Primavera, Barbara Hepworth's sculpture, buildings by Aalto and Le Corbusier, and paintings by Andy Warhol and Jackson Pollock. The volume is essential reading for students of the visual arts, of semiotics and cultural studies, as well as for art curators, and those teaching art appreciation and art and design.


The Book Rice s Language of Buildings
The Author Matthew Rice
The Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date2018-11-06
Genre Architecture
Pages 240
ISBN 1408893789
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A beautifully packaged, idiosyncratic introduction to British building styles, by the acclaimed illustrator and architectural enthusiast Matthew Rice. The Language of Buildings covers the grammar and vocabulary of British buildings, explaining the evolution of styles from Norman castles to Norman Foster. Its aim is to enable the reader to recognize, understand and date any British building. As Matthew Rice says, "Once you can speak any language, conversation can begin, but without it communications can only be brief and brutish. The same is the case with Architecture: an inability to describe the component parts of a building leaves one tongue-tied and unable to begin to discuss what is or is not exciting, dull or peculiar about it." The Language of Buildings will explain the language of architecture. With it in your hand, buildings will break down beguilingly into their component parts, ready for inspection and discussion. There will be no more references to that curly bit on top of the thing with the square protrusions. Ungainly and inept descriptions will be a thing of the past and, fluent in the world of volutes, hood moulds, lobed architraves and bucrania, you will be able to leave a cathedral or country house with as much to talk about as a film or play. The Language of Buildings starts with an explanation of the basic "Grammar" of buildings: elevation, plan, roof, gable and eave. This will enable the reader to better make use of what is to follow. It will also cover the Orders of Architecture--Doric, Tuscan, Ionic, Corinthian and Composite--so that the vital basics of Classicism are covered. Following this is the "Vocabulary." This will be a chronological reference section covering, period by period, the windows, doors and doorcases, columns, chimneys, arches, balustrades and pediments that make up the built environment.


The Book The Ethical Function of Architecture
The Author Karsten Harries
The Publisher MIT Press
Release Date1998
Genre Architecture
Pages 403
ISBN 026258171X
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Winner of the 8th Annual AIA International Architecture Book Award for CriticismCanarchitecture help us find our place and way in today's complex world? Can it return individuals to awhole, to a world, to a community? Developing Giedion¹s claim that contemporary architecture's maintask is to interpret a way of life valid for our time, philosopher Karsten Harries answers thatarchitecture should serve a common ethos. But if architecture is to meet that task, it first has tofree itself from the dominant formalist approach, and get beyond the notion that its purpose is toproduce endless variations of the decorated shed.In a series of cogent and balanced arguments,Harries questions the premises on which architects and theorists have long relied -- premises whichhave contributed to architecture's current identity crisis and marginalization. He first criticizesthe aesthetic approach, focusing on the problems of decoration and ornament. He then turns to thelanguage of architecture. If the main task of architecture is indeed interpretation, in just whatsense can it be said to speak, and what should it be speaking about? Expanding upon suggestions madeby Martin Heidegger, Harries also considers the relationship of building to the idea and meaning ofdwelling.Architecture, Harries observes, has a responsibility to community; but its ethical functionis inevitably also political, He concludes by examining these seemingly paradoxicalfunctions.


The Book Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture Third Edition
The Author Ernest Burden
The Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date2012-02-06
Genre Architecture
Pages 768
ISBN 9780071772945
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Now in full color--a thoroughly updated edition of the premier illustrated architectural dictionary Revised and expanded, the Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture, Third Edition, features 8,000 definitions, 4,000 illustrations, and biographies of hundreds of architects accompanied by classic examples of their work. This new, full-color edition includes terms relating to green, ecological, and sustainable architecture. Everything critically important to those in the field of architecture and design is covered, including: Architectural styles Details Building elements Architectural forms Building systems Green building Meticulously written, heavily cross-referenced, and filled with more than 3,000 new and updated definitions and 1,000 new photographs, this impressive visual resource is the best way to gain a full understanding of architectural elements and the new language of green and sustainable architecture.


The Book The Annotated Arch
The Author Carol Strickland
The Publisher Andrews McMeel Publishing
Release Date2001-04-11
Genre Architecture
Pages 192
ISBN 0740710249
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Traces the historical and technological development of the arch from the ancient world to the twentieth century, and highlights the arches of the Colosseum, Chartres Cathedral, Monticello, and the Guggenheim Museum.


The Book The Fundamentals of Architecture
The Author Lorraine Farrelly
The Publisher AVA Publishing
Release Date2007-10-30
Genre Architecture
Pages 176
ISBN 9782940373482
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Now students of architecture and interior design can get a full introduction to interior architecture and its history in one authoritative volume. The Fundamentals of Interior Architecture, the first in a series on the subject, is also the only book on the market that approaches the topic in a detailed, educationally focused way. Whether "home" is the simplest railroad flat or the halls of Versailles, interior architecture reflects our times. Discover the intriguing past and the exhilarating present of architectural interiors and furnishings, drafting and presentation skills, space planning, materials, lighting design, professional practices, 2D design, color theory, 3D design, drawing and illustration skills, and the use of CAD. A great price and handy paper binding make this book a must-have for everyone interested in how we live and work today.