Introducing Architectural Theory

Debating a Discipline

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Author: Korydon Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136190295

Category: Architecture

Page: 448

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This is the most accessible architectural theory book that exists. Korydon Smith presents each common architectural subject – such as tectonics, use, and site – as though it were a conversation across history between theorists by providing you with the original text, a reflective text, and a philosophical text. He also introduces each chapter by highlighting key ideas and asking you a set of reflective questions so that you can hone your own theory, which is essential to both your success in the studio and your adaptability in the profession. These primary source texts, which are central to your understanding of the discipline, were written by such architects as Le Corbusier, Robert Venturi, and Adrian Forty. The appendices also have guides to aid your reading comprehension; to help you write descriptively, analytically, and disputationally; and to show you citation styles and how to do library-based research. More than any other architectural theory book about the great thinkers, Introducing Architectural Theory teaches you to think as well.

Introducing Architectural Tectonics

Exploring the Intersection of Design and Construction

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Author: Chad Schwartz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317564049

Category: Architecture

Page: 422

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Introducing Architectural Tectonics is an exploration of the poetics of construction. Tectonic theory is an integrative philosophy examining the relationships formed between design, construction, and space while creating or experiencing a work of architecture. In this text, author Chad Schwartz presents an introductory investigation into tectonic theory, subdividing it into distinct concepts in order to make it accessible to beginning and advanced students alike. The book centers on the tectonic analysis of twenty contemporary works of architecture located in eleven countries including Germany, Italy, United States, Chile, Japan, Bangladesh, Spain, and Australia and designed by such notable architects as Tadao Ando, Herzog & de Meuron, Kengo Kuma, Olson Kundig, and Peter Zumthor. Although similarities do exist between the projects, their distinctly different characteristics – location and climate, context, size, program, construction methods – and range of interpretations of tectonic expression provide the most significant lessons of the book, helping you to understand tectonic theory. Written in clear, accessible language, these investigations examine the poetic creation of architecture, showing you lessons and concepts that you can integrate into your own work, whether studying in a university classroom or practicing in a professional office.

Die Mathematik der idealen Villa

und andere Essays

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Author: Colin Rowe

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783764356347

Category: Architecture, Domestic

Page: 231

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Colin Rowe gilt als der Nestor der Architekturtheorie unserer Zeit. Als Lehrender hat er die gesamte Architektur-Didaktik und damit zwei ganze Generationen von Architekten geprAgt. Seine BA1/4cher - wie etwa "Transparenz" und "Collage City" (beide ebenfalls bei BirkhAuser lieferbar) - sind heute zu Grundlagentexten der architektonischen Lehre geworden. Rowes berA1/4hmter Aufsatz "Die Mathematik der idealen Villa" erschien zuerst 1947, als der Kritiker erst 27 Jahre alt war. Diese Schrift, von Le Corbusier als "une A(c)tude extrAamement importante" gepriesen, wurde seitdem in viele Sprachen A1/4bersetzt und liegt hier nun zum erstenmal auf deutsch vor. ErgAnzend dazu hat Rowe fA1/4r diesen Band weitere Essays zu Architektur und StAdtebau ausgewAhlt. Aus der Perspektive des humanistisch gebildeten Generalisten geschrieben, sind diese AufsAtze besonders wegen ihrer zahlreichen Querverbindungen zur Kunst, Literatur und Geschichte eine ebenso geistreiche wie vergnA1/4gliche LektA1/4re.

Programme und Manifeste zur Architektur des 20. Jahrhunderts

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3035602786

Category: Architecture

Page: 181

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Der erste Band der Bauwelt Fundamente versammelt 34 Texte von Architekten und Architekturtheoretikern, die das Bauen in den ersten sechs Jahrzehnten des 20. Jahrhunderts nachhaltig gestaltet und geprägt haben. 50 Jahre nach Errscheinen ist mit dieser Sammlung von Quellentexten auch ein historisches Dokument der (Selbst-)Reflexion der Architektur wieder lieferbar.

Die Architektur der Stadt

Skizzen zu einer grundlegenden Theorie des Urbanen

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Author: Aldo Rossi

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3035601666

Category: Architecture

Page: 184

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Aldo Rossi verfolgte in seiner 1966 erschienen Publikation L’Architecttura della Città die städtebauliche Entstehung und Entwicklung der großen europäischen Metropolen und legte damit seine Theorie zum Umgang mit den historisch gewachsenen Strukturen dar. Die 1973 in der Reihe der Bauwelt Fundamente erstmals erschienene deutsche Ausgabe gehört bis heute zur Pflichtlektüre für Studierende, Architekten und an der Architektur Interessierte.

Editorial Design

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Author: Yolanda Zappaterra

Publisher: Stiebner Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 383071341X

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

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Ein derzeit hochaktuelles Thema, kompakt in einem Band behandelt: Kunden- und Mitarbeitermagazine schießen wie Pilze aus dem Boden, die Anzahl der Neuerscheinungen von Publikumszeitschriften ist so groß wie nie zuvor und Tageszeitungen setzen neue Formate um. Damit ist das EditorialDesign auch ein Betätigungsfeld für die Designbranche mit großem Zuwachspotential, das jedoch Fachkenntnisse erfordert. »Editorial Design« bringt die grundlegenden Anforderungen eines ansprechenden und erfolgreichen Layouts auf den Punkt, erläutert feste Bestandteile einer Publikation, vermittelt die unabdingbaren Grundlagen der Bereiche Typografie, Bildeinsatz sowie Produktion und stellt in zahlreichen Case-Studies stilbildende Titel und deren Designer vor.

Architecture Theory Since 1968

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Author: K. Michael Hays

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262581882

Category: Architecture

Page: 807

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An anthology of the pivotal theoretical texts that have defined architecture culture in the late twentieth century.

Collage city

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Author: Colin Rowe,Fred Koetter

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture, Modern

Page: 286

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Diversity and Design

Understanding Hidden Consequences

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Author: Beth Tauke,Korydon Smith,Charles Davis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317688511

Category: Architecture

Page: 306

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Diversity and Design explores how design - whether of products, buildings, landscapes, cities, media, or systems - affects diverse members of society. Fifteen case studies in television, marketing, product design, architecture, film, video games, and more, illustrate the profound, though often hidden, consequences design decisions and processes have on the total human experience. The book not only investigates how gender, race, class, age, disability, and other factors influence the ways designers think, but also emphasizes the importance of understanding increasingly diverse cultures and, thus, averting design that leads to discrimination, isolation, and segregation. With over 140 full-color illustrations, chapter summaries, discussion questions and exercises, Diversity and Design is a valuable tool to help you understand the importance of designing for all.

Inclusive Design

Implementation and Evaluation

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Author: Jordana L. Maisel,Edward Steinfeld,Megan Basnak,Korydon Smith,M. Beth Tauke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131749492X

Category: Architecture

Page: 142

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As part of the PocketArchitecture Series, this volume focuses on inclusive design and its allied fields—ergonomics, accessibility, and participatory design. This book aims for the direct application of inclusive design concepts and technical information into architectural and interior design practices, construction, facilities management, and property development. A central goal is to illustrate the aesthetic, experiential, qualitative, and economic consequences of design decisions and methods. The book is intended to be a ‘first-source’ reference—at the desk or in the field—for design professionals, contractors and builders, developers, and building owners.

Lernen von Las Vegas

zur Ikonographie und Architektursymbolik der Geschäftsstadt

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Author: Robert Venturi,Denise Scott Brown,Steven Izenour

Publisher: Birkhauser

ISBN: 9783764363628

Category:

Page: 216

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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."

Restructuring Architectural Theory

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Author: Marco Diani,Catherine Ingraham

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810108356

Category: Architecture

Page: 128

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Restructuring Architectural Theory addresses the impact of contemporary critical theory, from poststructuralism to deconstruction and beyond, on architecture. This unique collection of essays will be invaluable to students and scholars as well as to architects and art historians for the range of issues it covers and the depth of analysis it provides.

Landscape for Living

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Author: Garrett Eckbo

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9781558496965

Category: Architecture

Page: 274

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Garrett Eckbo was one of the most highly respected and influential American modernist landscape architects. This book presents a synthesis of Eckbo's thinking and professional work and sets forth his theoretical approach to achieving the 'total landscape'.

Die vier Elemente der Baukunst

ein Beitrag zur vergleichenden Baukunde

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Author: Gottfried Semper,Hans Semper

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture, Ancient

Page: 104

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Unified Architectural Theory

Form, Language, Complexity : a Companion to Christopher Alexander's "The Phenomenon of Life: the Nature of Order, Book 1"

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Author: Nikos Angelos Salingaros

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780989346900

Category: Architectural design

Page: 300

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"Here is a synthesis that makes sense of buildings from all ages: historical, vernacular, to cutting-edge architectural creations. This book of lectures and essays cuts through the often-incomprehensible fog of contemporary architectural discourse to reveal theoretical foundations for design. Much of the material was developed as part of a course introducing scientific thinking into architecture, and actually estimating factors that contribute to the success of a building"--Author's webpage.

Die Tektonik der Hellenen

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Author: Karl Gottlieb Wilhelm Bötticher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: N.A

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