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The Language of Architecture

The Language of Architecture
  • Author : Andrea Simitch,Val Warke
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-06-01
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 9781627880480
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Summary : 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 Language of Architecture

The Language of Architecture
  • Author : Andrea Simitch,Val Warke
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-06
  • Total pages :223
  • ISBN : 9781592538584
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Summary : 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 Language of Architecture

The Language of Architecture
  • Author : Andrea Simitch,Val Warke
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : OCLC:1105802032
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Summary : Learning 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.

The language of architecture. A contribution to architectural theory

The language of architecture. A contribution to architectural theory
  • Author : Niels Luning Prak
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-04-15
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 9783111502915
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Writing About Architecture

Writing About Architecture
  • Author : Alexandra Lange
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-03-20
  • Total pages :160
  • ISBN : 9781616891138
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Summary : Extraordinary architecture addresses so much more than mere practical considerations. It inspires and provokes while creating a seamless experience of the physical world for its users. It is the rare writer that can frame the discussion of a building in a way that allows the reader to see it with new eyes. Writing About Architecture is a handbook on writing effectively and critically about buildings and cities. Each chapter opens with a reprint of a significant essay written by a renowned architecture critic, followed by a close reading and discussion of the writer's strategies. Lange offers her own analysis using contemporary examples as well as a checklist of questions at the end of each chapter to help guide the writer. This important addition to the Architecture Briefs series is based on the author's design writing courses at New York University and the School of Visual Arts. Lange also writes a popular online column for Design Observer and has written for Dwell, Metropolis, New York magazine, and The New York Times. Writing About Architecture includes analysis of critical writings by Ada Louise Huxtable, Lewis Mumford, Herbert Muschamp, Michael Sorkin, Charles Moore, Frederick Law Olmsted, and Jane Jacobs. Architects covered include Marcel Breuer, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Field Operations, Norman Foster, Frank Gehry, Frederick Law Olmsted, SOM, Louis Sullivan, and Frank Lloyd Wright.

Architecture and the Language Debate

Architecture and the Language Debate
  • Author : Nicholas Temple
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-01-28
  • Total pages :260
  • ISBN : 9781317271192
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Summary : This book examines the creative exchanges between architects, artists and intellectuals, from the Early Renaissance to the beginning of the Enlightenment, in the forging of relationships between architecture and emerging concepts of language in early modern Italy. The study extends across the spectrum of linguistic disputes during this time – among members of the clergy, humanists, philosophers and polymaths – on issues of grammar, rhetoric, philology, etymology and epigraphy, and how these disputes paralleled and informed important developments in architectural thinking and practice. Drawing upon a wealth of primary source material, such as humanist tracts, philosophical works, architectural/antiquarian treatises, epigraphic/philological studies, religious sermons and grammaticae, the book traces key periods when the emerging field of linguistics in early modern Italy impacted on the theory, design and symbolism of buildings.

A Pattern Language

A Pattern Language
  • Author : Christopher Alexander
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-09-20
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 9780190050351
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Summary : You can use this book to design a house for yourself with your family; you can use it to work with your neighbors to improve your town and neighborhood; you can use it to design an office, or a workshop, or a public building. And you can use it to guide you in the actual process of construction. After a ten-year silence, Christopher Alexander and his colleagues at the Center for Environmental Structure are now publishing a major statement in the form of three books which will, in their words, "lay the basis for an entirely new approach to architecture, building and planning, which will we hope replace existing ideas and practices entirely." The three books are The Timeless Way of Building, The Oregon Experiment, and this book, A Pattern Language. At the core of these books is the idea that people should design for themselves their own houses, streets, and communities. This idea may be radical (it implies a radical transformation of the architectural profession) but it comes simply from the observation that most of the wonderful places of the world were not made by architects but by the people. At the core of the books, too, is the point that in designing their environments people always rely on certain "languages," which, like the languages we speak, allow them to articulate and communicate an infinite variety of designs within a forma system which gives them coherence. This book provides a language of this kind. It will enable a person to make a design for almost any kind of building, or any part of the built environment. "Patterns," the units of this language, are answers to design problems (How high should a window sill be? How many stories should a building have? How much space in a neighborhood should be devoted to grass and trees?). More than 250 of the patterns in this pattern language are given: each consists of a problem statement, a discussion of the problem with an illustration, and a solution. As the authors say in their introduction, many of the patterns are archetypal, so deeply rooted in the nature of things that it seemly likely that they will be a part of human nature, and human action, as much in five hundred years as they are today.

The Classical Language of Architecture

The Classical Language of Architecture
  • Author : John Summerson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1963
  • Total pages :56
  • ISBN : 0262690128
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Summary : 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.

Language of Space

Language of Space
  • Author : Bryan Lawson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-08-15
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 9781136389337
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Summary : 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 Language of Architecture and Civil Engineering

The Language of Architecture and Civil Engineering
  • Author : Ana Mª Roldán Riejos,Joaquín Santiago López,Paloma Úbeda Mansilla
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-07-12
  • Total pages :100
  • ISBN : 9781443832717
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Summary : 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 New Paradigm in Architecture

The New Paradigm in Architecture
  • Author : Charles Jencks
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2002-01-01
  • Total pages :279
  • ISBN : 0300095139
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Summary : This book explores the broad issue of Postmodernism and tells the story of the movement that has changed the face of architecture over the last forty years. In this completely rewritten edition of his seminal work, Charles Jencks brings the history of architecture up to date and shows how demands for a new and complex architecture, aided by computer design, have led to more convivial, sensuous, and articulate buildings around the world.

The Modern Language of Architecture

The Modern Language of Architecture
  • Author : Bruno Zevi
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1994
  • Total pages :241
  • ISBN : 0306805979
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Summary : 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.

Language of Space and Form

Language of Space and Form
  • Author : James F. Eckler
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-02-07
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9780470618448
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Summary : A unique graphical guide for using architectural terminology to jump-start the design process This design studio companion presents architectural terms with special emphasis on using these terms to generate design ideas. It highlights the architectural thinking behind the terminology and helps 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 key elements and techniques used in architecture and interior design. Each entry first defines the common meaning of the term, then goes on to discuss in detail its generative possibilities. Scenarios involving the use of a design principle, or the way it might be experienced, further aid students in developing strategies for their own design. In addition, Language of Space and Form: Divides entries into five categories for quick access to concepts, including process and generation, organization and ordering, operation and experience, objects and assemblies, and representation and communication Addresses studio practice from the ground up, encouraging readers to develop creativity and critical thinking as they develop a design process Offers supplemental online learning resources, including exercises that correspond to the book A must-have reference for professionals and students in architecture and interior design, Language of Space and Form is destined to become a classic introduction to design thinking.

Architecture in Words

Architecture in Words
  • Author : Louise Pelletier
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006-09-27
  • Total pages :244
  • ISBN : 9781134159284
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Summary : What if the house you are about to enter was built with the confessed purpose of seducing you, of creating various sensations destined to touch your soul and make you reflect on who you are? Could architecture have such power? This was the assumption of generations of architects at the beginning of modernity. Exploring the role of theatre and fiction in defining character in architecture, Louise Pelletier examines how architecture developed to express political and social intent. Applying this to the modern day, Pelletier considers how architects can learn from these eighteenth century attitudes in order to restore architecture's communicative dimension. Through an in-depth and interdisciplinary analysis of the beginning of modernity, Louise Pelletier encourages today's architects to consider the political and linguistic implications of their tools. Combining theory, historical studies and research, Architecture in Words will provoke thought and enrich the work of any architect.

The Language of Post-modern Architecture

The Language of Post-modern Architecture
  • Author : Charles Jencks
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1977
  • Total pages :104
  • ISBN : PSU:000029302987
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Architect to English

Architect to English
  • Author : Chad Pryor
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-02-04
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 0692702695
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Summary : As with any profession, architects have a specific way of communicating. When talking with potential clients, architects have a way of trying to dazzle with elegant phrases and informed jargon. That same "talent" can also be one of our biggest flaws. Through the heavy use of idioms, metaphors, and unintentionally hilarious comparisons, we sometimes struggle to communicate clearly. I began writing down some of the things I overheard in meetings, around the office, and with design colleagues. Throughout the book I've written the quote said by an architect, along with the non-architect (English) translation. The illustrations in this book are sometimes a satirical response to the quote. Most times the illustrations are based on my experiences of being a 20/30-something year old participating in and observing the latest urban trends. The Millennial version of "keeping up with the Joneses " has become about who can try the trendiest food spot, travel the most places, and have the most jealously inducing social media post. I, myself, am a hipster according to most standards. I am also an architect. So, all of the content is aimed at me as much as anyone else. Don't take this too seriously and don't get all butt-hurt over it.

The Language of Houses

The Language of Houses
  • Author : Alison Lurie
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-08-19
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 9781497680302
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Summary : How do the spaces we inhabit affect us—and reflect us? A Pulitzer Prize–winning author explores architecture, in this insightful, “breezy” read (The Washington Post). In 1981, Alison Lurie published The Language of Clothes, a meditation on costume and fashion as an expression of history, social status and individual psychology. Amusing, enlightening and full of literary allusion, the book was highly praised and widely anthologized. Now Lurie has returned with a companion book, The Language of Houses, a lucid, provocative and entertaining look at how the architecture of buildings and the spaces within them both reflect and affect the people who inhabit them. Schools, churches, government buildings, museums, prisons, hospitals, restaurants, and of course, houses and apartments—all of them speak to human experience in vital and varied ways. The Language of Houses discusses historical and regional styles and the use of materials such as stone and wood and concrete, as well as contemplating the roles of stairs and mirrors, windows and doors, tiny rooms and cathedral-like expanses, illustrating its conclusions with illuminating literary references and the comments of experts in the field. Accompanied by lighthearted original drawings, The Language of Houses is an essential and highly entertaining new contribution to the literature of modern architecture.

Form/Space and the Language of Architecture

Form/Space and the Language of Architecture
  • Author : Frederick Jules
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2000-03-01
  • Total pages :89
  • ISBN : 0938744046
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The Classical Language of Architecture

The Classical Language of Architecture
  • Author : John Summerson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1991
  • Total pages :144
  • ISBN : OCLC:1152964055
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Foundations of Landscape Architecture

Foundations of Landscape Architecture
  • Author : Norman Booth
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-11-15
  • Total pages :384
  • ISBN : 9780470635056
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Summary : A visually engaging introduction to landscape architectural design Landscape architectural design seeks to create environments that accommodate users' varying lifestyles and needs, incorporate cultural heritage, promote sustainability, and integrate functional requirements for optimal enjoyment. Foundations of Landscape Architecture introduces the foundational concepts needed to effectively integrate space and form in landscape design. With over five hundred hand-rendered and digital drawings, as well as photographs, Foundations of Landscape Architecture illustrates the importance of spatial language. It introduces concepts, typologies, and rudimentary principles of form and space. Including designs for projects such as parks, campuses, and memorials, this text provides the core concepts necessary for designers to shape functional landscapes. Additionally, chapters discuss organizational and spatial design structures based on orthogonal forms, angular forms, and circular forms. Helping students, professionals, and lifelong learners alike, Foundations of Landscape Arch-itecture delivers a concrete understanding of landscape architectural design to inspire one's imagination for countless types of projects.

Plans, Sections and Elevations

Plans, Sections and Elevations
  • Author : Richard Weston
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2004
  • Total pages :233
  • ISBN : 9781856693820
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Summary : Featuring more than 100 of the most significant and influential buildings of the twentieth century, this book includes both classic works by seminal architects such as Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd and Alvar Aalto as well as the more recent works of Norman Foster, Frank Gehry, Rem Koolhaas and others.