Toward an Architecture


Author: Le Corbusier,Jean-Louis Cohen

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9780892368228

Category: Architecture

Page: 341

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Published in 1923, Toward an Architecture had an immediate impact on architects throughout Europe and remains a foundational text for students and professionals. Le Corbusier urges readers to cease thinking of architecture as a matter of historical styles and instead open their eyes to the modern world. Simultaneously a historian, critic, and prophet, he provocatively juxtaposes views of classical Greece and Renaissance Rome with images of airplanes, cars, and ocean liners. Le Corbusier's slogans--such as "the house is a machine for living in"--and philosophy changed how his contemporaries saw the relationship between architecture, technology, and history. This edition includes a new translation of the original text, a scholarly introduction, and background notes that illuminate the text and illustrations.

Towards a New Architecture


Author: Le Corbusier

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486315649

Category: Architecture

Page: 320

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Pioneering manifesto by founder of "International School." Technical and aesthetic theories, views of industry, economics, relation of form to function, "mass-production split," and much more. Profusely illustrated.

Towards a New Architect

The Guide for Architecture Students


Author: Yasmin Shariff,Jane Tankard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1856176045

Category: Architecture

Page: 120

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After three years of education, architecture students have to start out on their first year of practical training as the initial step in a career in the professional world - all too often without enough clear advice to make sure that their first step is in the right direction. Towards a New Architect helps you to make the right moves. It explores how to research the opportunities available, prepare your CV, make sure that it gets you noticed for the right reasons and deliver a successful interview as part of a clear plan for building your career as an architect. For many architecture students the ultimate goal in their career is to set up in practice for themselves. This book sets out the steps to get there successfully and to make the process enjoyable and fulfilling.

Group Architects

Towards a New Zealand Architecture


Author: Julia Gatley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781869404666

Category: Architecture

Page: 264

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This is the first full assessment of the architectural firm Group Architects and it follows their work from the early collective through all its various incarnations until the death of founder Bill Wilson in 1968.

Experimentalist Governance in the European Union

Towards a New Architecture


Author: Charles F. Sabel,Jonathan Zeitlin

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199572496

Category: Law

Page: 368

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This book develops a bold new interpretation of EU governance as an innovative decision-making architecture well-suited to complex, uncertain, and rapidly changing environments. It brings together a distinguished interdisciplinary group of European and American scholars to analyze the core theoretical features of the EU's new experimentalist governance architecture and explore its empirical development across a series of key policy domains. The results will berequired reading for all those concerned with the nature of the EU and its contribution to contemporary governance beyond the nation-state.

New Tectonics

Towards a New Theory of Digital Architecture : 7th Feidad Award


Author: Chor-Kheng Lim,Yudong Liu

Publisher: Birkhauser Architecture


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 206

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In 2007, a jury composed of Greg Lynn (Greg Lynn FORM), Marcos Novak, Jacob van Rijs (MVRDV), Birger Sevaldson (Ocean North), and other celebrated architects will confer the Far Eastern International Digital Design Award (or FEIDAD Award) for the seventh time. Once again this volume presents the prizewinning projects in detail and probes the innovative potential that digital media hold in store for designers. Documented with texts and color illustrations, the projects presented provide an outstanding overview of the international state of the art in digital design.

Towards a New Museum


Author: Victoria Newhouse

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781580931809

Category: Architecture

Page: 349

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Since first publication in 1998, Towards a New Museum has achieved iconic status as a seminal exploration of the late-20th-century revolution in museum architecture: the transformation from museum as restrained container for art to museum as exuberant companion to art. Author Victoria Newhouse critiqued numerous institutions for the display of art opened in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, culminating in Frank Gehry's Guggenheim in Bilbao and Richard Meier's Getty Center in Los Angeles. In this expanded edition, she continues her investigation of new museums, assessing the radical, 21st-century changes that have propelled Herzog & de Meuron's De Young Museum in San Francisco and SANAA's 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan, to the forefront of this building type. Among the institutions added to this new edition are the Giovanni and Marella Agnelli Pinacoteca, perched atop an enormous Fiat factory in Turin, Italy, and the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, both by Renzo Piano Building Workshop; three notable updates of the museum as sacred space, two by Yoshio Taniguchi and one by SANAA; the Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati by Zaha Hadid; and expansions of the Reina Sofia Museum of Modern Art in Madrid by Ateliers Jean Nouvel, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis by Herzog & de Meuron, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York by Taniguchi. Finally, the De Young Museum, reflecting its own eclectic conditions, and the 21st Century Museum, consisting of non-hierarchical spaces for every conceivable kind of contemporary artwork as well as facilities for social exchange, are innovative hybrids that propose new directions for the future of museum architecture.

Le Corbusier

un architecte et ses livres


Author: Catherine de Smet

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783037780336

Category: Architecture

Page: 128

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The City of Tomorrow and Its Planning


Author: Le Corbusier

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486319482

Category: Architecture

Page: 352

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The great revolutionary architect's probing analysis of urban problems and their origins, and his bold solutions, which include the "Voisin" scheme for the center of Paris. Over 210 illustrations and halftones.

Le Corbusier and the Occult


Author: Jan Birksted

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262026481

Category: Architecture

Page: 405

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Revealing the secret sources of Le Corbusier's architecture--concealed by the architect and undiscovered by scholars until now.

Toward a New Regionalism

Environmental Architecture in the Pacific Northwest


Author: David E. Miller

Publisher: Sustainable Design Solutions from the Pacific Northwest

ISBN: 9780295984940

Category: Architecture

Page: 174

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Green design is the major architectural movement of our time. Throughout the world architects are producing sustainable buildings in an attempt to preserve the environment and our globe’s natural resources. However, current strategies for forming sustainable solutions are typically too general and fail to take advantage of critical geographical, environmental, and cultural factors particular to a specific place. By focusing on the Pacific Northwest, this book provides essential lessons to architects and students on how sustainable architecture can and should be shaped by the unique conditions of a region. Pacific Northwest regionalism has consistently supported an architecture aimed at environmental needs and priorities. This book illuminates the history of a "green trail" in the work of key architects of the Northwest. It discusses environmental strategies that work in the region, organized according to nature’s most basic elements--earth, air, water, and fire--and their underlying principles and forces. The book focuses on technologies, materials, and methods, with a final section that examines thirteen exceptional Northwest buildings in detail and in light of their contributions to sustainable architecture. Critical case studies by Northwest architects illustrate some of the best environmental design work in North America. Notable architects from Seattle, Portland, and British Columbia are included. These projects feature innovative design in water and site stewardship, intelligent technologies, passive energy strategies, ecologically sound building materials, and environmentally sensitive energy management systems.

Ideas Towards a New International Financial Architecture


Author: Maria Alejandra Madi,Alicia Payana,Oscar Ugarteche

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848902381

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 236

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In the short span of a few essays, this book takes the reader on a trip from the historical roots of the current financial architecture to the imaginable futures one can envision for it, only if there is the political will to change it. If we accept that, as put by the editors, financial markets' marginal imperfections are rather endemic pathologies, the consequences for the financial architecture have Copernican proportions. Every scholar and practitioner interested in the problems posed by the global economy at a critical moment when it has reached what looks like a dead end, will appreciate the refreshing inspiration offered by the authors that a star editing team has put together. Aldo Caliari, Director, Rethinking Bretton Woods Project, Center of Concern. The stagnation that we suffer since 2008 was originated by the global financial crisis of a system that is outside the control of national governments and has a dynamic of its own. In a few chapters, the book offers a historical account and a perspective of what could be a more rational financial system if there were political will to change it. All those interested in this topic will find in the ideas presented by this combination of authors, a deep understanding of the subject and inspiration for future research. Juan Carlos Moreno Brid, UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. He is Professor at the Faculty of Economics, UNAM, Mexico. As the book authors argue, the financial institutional settings were profoundly modified in the 1970s, imposing new instruments, new mechanism, new institutions that revolutionized the world of finance, missing a central characteristic: financial regulations. In this context the book's conclusions are of outmost importance: taxes on financial activity, new ways of financial accounting, sovereign debts regulators as the new central bank supervisions are vital to overcome the present crisis and set the grounds for a new period of economic growth and development. Noemy Levy, Professor at the Faculty of Economics, UNAM, Mexico. Since the last 2008 economic crisis the implementation of a new financial institutionality is taking too much time, showing the current correlation of power. The discussions at multinational level require more action and inputs as those in this book. Congratulations! Katiuska King Mantilla from the Government of Ecuador.

Toward A Minor Architecture


Author: Jill Stoner

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262300281

Category: Architecture

Page: 184

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Architecture can no longer limit itself to the art of making buildings; it must also invent the politics of taking them apart. This is Jill Stoner's premise for a minor architecture. Her architect's eye tracks differently from most, drawn not to the lauded and iconic but to what she calls "the landscape of our constructed mistakes" -- metropolitan hinterlands rife with failed and foreclosed developments, undersubscribed office parks, chain hotels, and abandoned malls. These graveyards of capital, Stoner asserts, may be stripped of their excess and become sites of strategic spatial operations. But first we must dissect and dismantle prevalent architectural mythologies that brought them into being -- western obsessions with interiority, with the autonomy of the building-object, with the architect's mantle of celebrity, and with the idea of nature as that which is "other" than the built metropolis. These four myths form the warp of the book.Drawing on the literary theory of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, Stoner suggests that minor architectures, like minor literatures, emerge from the bottoms of power structures and within the language of those structures. Yet they too are the result of powerful and instrumental forces. Provoked by collective desires, directed by the instability of time, and celebrating contingency, minor architectures may be mobilized within buildings that are oversaturated, underutilized, or perceived as obsolete.Stoner's provocative challenge to current discourse veers away from design, through a diverse landscape of cultural theory, contemporary fiction, and environmental ethics. Hers is an optimistic and inclusive approach to a more politicized practice of architecture.

The New Architecture and the Bauhaus


Author: Walter Gropius

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262570060

Category: Architecture

Page: 112

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One of the most important books on the modern movement in architecture, The New Architecture and the Bauhaus poses some of the fundamental problems presented by the relations of art and industry and considers their possible, practical solution. Gropius traces the rise of the New Architecture and the work of the now famous Bauhaus and, with splendid clarity, calls for a new artist and architect educated to new materials and techniques and directly confronting the requirements of the age.

The Taylorized Beauty of the Mechanical

Scientific Management and the Rise of Modernist Architecture


Author: Mauro F. Guillén

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691115207

Category: Architecture

Page: 186

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Hvordan modernisme i arkitektur udsprang som en æstetisk implementering af idéer, der var udviklet af ingeniører og videnskabsfolk. -- Tells the story of the emergence of modernist architecture as a romance with the ideas of scientific management - one that permanently reshaped the profession of architecture. This book provides an understanding of the degree to which modernist architecture emerged from a tradition of engineering and industrial management. The dream of scientific management was a rationalized machine world where life would approach the perfection of an assembly line. But since its early twentieth-century peak this dream has come to seem a dehumanizing nightmare. Henry Ford's assembly lines turned out a quarter of a million cars in 1914, but all of them were black. Forgotten has been the unparalleled new aesthetic beauty once seen in the ideas of Ford and scientific management pioneer Frederick Winslow Taylor. In "The Taylorized Beauty of the Mechanical", Mauro Guillen recovers this history and retells the story of the emergence of modernist architecture as a romance with the ideas of scientific management - one that permanently reshaped the profession of architecture. Modernist architecture's pioneers, Guillen shows, found in scientific management the promise of a new, functional, machine-like - and beautiful - architecture, and the prospect of a new role for the architect as technical professional and social reformer. Taylor and Ford had a signal influence on Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius and on Le Corbusier and his Towards a New Architecture, the most important manifesto of modernist architecture

Towards a New Standard

Theoretical and Empirical Studies on the Restandardization of Italian


Author: Massimo Cerruti,Claudia Crocco,Stefania Marzo

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 1614518831

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 393

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In many European languages the National Standard Variety is converging with spoken, informal, and socially marked varieties. In Italian this process is giving rise to a new standard variety called Neo-standard Italian, which partly consists of regional features. This book contributes to current research on standardization in Europe by offering a comprehensive overview of the re-standardization dynamics in Italian. Each chapter investigates a specific dynamic shaping the emergence of Neo-standard Italian and Regional Standard Varieties, such as the acceptance of previously non-standard features, the reception of Old Italian features excluded from the standard variety, the changing standard language ideology, the retention of features from Italo-Romance dialects, the standardization of patterns borrowed from English, and the developmental tendencies of standard Italian in Switzerland. The contributions investigate phonetic/phonological, prosodic, morphosyntactic, and lexical phenomena, addressed by several empirical methodologies and theoretical vantage points. This work is of interest to scholars and students working on language variation and change, especially those focusing on standard languages and standardization dynamics.

Le Corbusier

Architect of the Twentieth Century


Author: Kenneth Frampton

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810934948

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

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An authoritative, visual exploration of the eminent twentieth-century architect's buildings features newly commissioned photography and includes coverage of such structures as the Chapel of Ronchamp and the Carpenter Arts Center.