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Architecture and Philosophy: New Perspectives on the Work of Arakawa & Madeline Gins. (Architecture - Technology - Culture)
By Rodopi
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mpn: b&w illustrations, ean: 9789042031890, isbn: 9042031891,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 170 reviews
Architecture and Philosophy: New Perspectives on the Work of Arakawa and Madeline Gins is a collection of essays on the work of architect Arakawa and poet Madeline Gins and in particular their book Architectural Body (2000). The essays approach their cutting edge and ambitious project to design 'an architecture against death' from various angles and disciplines including aesthetics, architecture, linguistics, philosophy. The papers retrace the place of Architectural Body in the aesthetic


Auctor in bibliotheca: Essai sur les textes prefaciels de Vitruve et une philosophie latine du Livre (Bibliotheque d'Etudes Classiques)
By Brand: Peeters Publishers
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ean: 9789042916791, isbn: 9042916796,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 275 reviews
Une enigme litteraire - celle, posee par les textes prefaciels de Vitruve dans leur signification et leur date - qui se resout par une histoire de mots, l'histoire des mots latins du livre, dont la langue francaise et nombre de langues occidentales ont herite, qu'il s'agisse du livre ou des volumes, de l'auteur, de l'edition, du commentaire ou de l'explication. Il se trouve que les significations des mots evoluant avec les siecles la comprehension des textes antiques ou on les lit avec leur


OASE 72: Back to School
By nai010 publishers
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ean: 9789056625832, isbn: 9056625837,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 135 reviews
Is it a prison? An office block? A media center? School architecture is one of the field's greatest challenges, but, for political and financial reasons, rarely gets the attention it deserves. OASE 72 observes the unusual example of the Netherlands, where a combination of policy changes and new design challenges have recently bumped this issue up on the public agenda. The renewed interest springs in part from an issue of global concern: the new demands of today's information society. Schools


Achtung: Die Landschaft GERMAN ONLY: Lässt sich die Stadt anders denken? Ein erster Versuch (German Edition)
By Lars Müller Publishers
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mpn: Numerous images, ean: 9783037784839, isbn: 3037784830,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 128 reviews
In 1955 Max Frisch, Lucius Burckhardt, and Markus Kutter published achtung: die Schweiz, a warning about the increasing level of sprawl throughout the Swiss landscape and a plea for a new and better controlled urbanity in the form of high-density settlements. Sixty years later, the level of alarm against the increasing levels of urban sprawl has not diminished and yet single-family houses and low-density settlements still unabatedly continue to threaten the Swiss landscape.Openly alluding to


Metaphors in Architecture and Urbanism: An Introduction
By Transcript-Verlag
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mpn: 107 b/w illus, ean: 9783837623727, isbn: 3837623726,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 93 reviews
Architecture and urbanism seem to be »weak« disciplines, constantly struggling for a better understanding of their nature and disciplinary borders. The huge amount of metaphors appearing in the discourse of both not only reference to their creative nature but also indicate their weakness and the missing piece strengthening their own understanding: a definition of space for architecture and of city for urbanism. But using metaphors in this field implies a problem – though metaphors achieve


The Spatial Logic of Social Struggle: A Bourdieuian Topology
By Lexington Books
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mpn: Illustrations, ean: 9780739149270, isbn: 073914927X,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 132 reviews
Pierre Bourdieu's theory of practice is widely regarded as among the most innovative and illuminating fruits of recent social thought. As evidence mounts that the ''spatial turn'' in the social sciences and humanities is no mere theoretical fad, but rather an enduring paradigm of social and cultural research, Bourdieu's status as a profoundly spatial thinker takes on a renewed importance. The Spatial Logic of Social Struggle: A Bourdieuian Topology focuses on Bourdieu's philosophy of space,


Architectural Papers V: After Crisis Post-Fordist Conditions for Architecture
By Brand: Lars Muller Publishers
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mpn: 200, ean: 9783037782309, isbn: 3037782307,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 38 reviews
Architectural Papers V concentrates on the new conditions for architectural practice and the epistemologies that may inform it now that the financial bubble has collapsed and living and working conditions have significantly changed. Essays, studies, and interviews, along with a selection of illustrative projects, tackle the actual issues of growth and shrinking, economy and ideology, craftsmanship and social space in the city, and materiality and sustainability in architecture. The


The Form of Form: Lisbon Architecture Triennale
By Lars Müller Publishers
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ean: 9783037785041, isbn: 3037785047,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 235 reviews
Despite the historical significance of form in architecture, the subject is frequently undervalued in debate. This book relates a variety of ideas regarding form, not only through aesthetic and technological approaches, but also from social and political positions. The contents underline the cultural and technical relevance of architecture to society. The Form of Form condenses the debate occasioned by the 4th Lisbon Architectural Triennale (2016), presenting to a wider international audience


Le Corbusier. Les Quartiers Modernes Frugès / The Quartiers Modernes Frugès (Le Corbusier Guides (englisch französisch))
By Brand: Birkhäuser
SKU: #1001-WS1501-A01010-3764358084
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sku: 1001-WS1501-A01010-3764358084, ean: 9783764358082, isbn: 3764358084,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 219 reviews
In 1923 Henry Fruges, an entrepreneur passionate about Modernism, commissioned Le Corbusier for two housing developments for workers at Pessac (53 houses) and Lege (7 houses) at the periphery of Bordeaux, France. Le Corbusier used the projects as a laboratory with respect to the development fo norms and to industrial production. A single grid is varied repeatedly and forms a variety of configurations that fit into the terrain. The entire Pessac development was conceived with this system of


Antoni Gaudi (Obras y Proyectos / Works and Projects)
By Gustavo Gili
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sku: 1002-WS1501-A02010-8425214459, ean: 9788425214455, isbn: 8425214459,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 200 reviews
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Europe City: Lessons from the European Prize for Urban Public Space
By Lars Muller
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mpn: 9783037784747, ean: 9783037784747, isbn: 9783037784747,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 85 reviews
Europe City: Lessons from the European Prize for Urban Public Space presents a multifaceted and diverseplatform of ideas about European public space and its social, cultural and economic significance. Based onseven themes―or lessons to be learned―, this discussion is approached from different disciplines, resulting ina wide-ranging reflection on public space as the intrinsic element that binds the European urban experiencetogether. These themes are Memory, Mobility, Mixture, Margins,


New Italian Architecture: Italian Landscapes Between Architecture and Photography (Skira Library of Architecture)
By Brand: Skira
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mpn: 160 colour and b&w illustrations, ean: 9788881186549, isbn: 8881186543,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 50 reviews
''The young Italian architects are now out of the impasse and of their unwitting ennui. Or rather, they have begun to emerge and raise their gaze from the drawing board to observe the material and non-material phenomena occurring in the outside world in the meantime. In the concrete material world of the Italian cities and landscape, sudden radical transformations have effected the whole universe to which architectural, planning and urban knowledge must be applied. While the intangible world of


Double: Storefront for Art and Architecture Manifesto Series 2
By Lars Muller Publishers
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mpn: 402, ean: 9783037783450, isbn: 3037783451,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 162 reviews
Double includes a group of artists, architects, critics, historians and theorists, discussing the effects, desires and implications in the act of doubling and replicating. Society has constantly regulated the act of copying. Almost as an instinctual impulse towards originality, the desire and need for constant innovation has been protected throughout history with public shame, bureaucratic forms or even trials. Investigating the issues of sameness and difference, this compilation of manifestos


Odd Jobs: Essays and Criticism
By Random House Trade Paperbacks
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ean: 9780812983791, isbn: 0812983793,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 225 reviews
To complement his work as a fiction writer, John Updike accepted any number of odd jobs—book reviews and introductions, speeches and tributes, a “few paragraphs” on baseball or beauty or Borges—and saw each as “an opportunity to learn something, or to extract from within some unsuspected wisdom.” In this, his largest collection of assorted prose, he brings generosity and insight to the works and lives of William Dean Howells, George Bernard Shaw, Philip Roth, Muriel Spark, and


Place and Displacement Exhibiting Architecture
By Lars Muller
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mpn: 60, ean: 9783037784167, isbn: 3037784164,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 20 reviews
Seemingly immobile and durable, architecture remains a challenge in the modern world of collecting and exhibiting. From the late eighteenth century onward, divergent conventions of display have been conflated with urgent discussions of how material culture is handed down, distributed, appropriated, and evaluated. Place and Displacement: Exhibiting Architecture investigates historical and con temporary practices of displaying architecture, whether in full scale or as fragments, models, or


A New Nature: 9 Architectural Conditions Between Liquid and Solid
By Lars Muller
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ean: 9783037784822, isbn: 3037784822,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 232 reviews
A New Nature is a book about architecture as the organization of material. It unfolds an idea of working witharchitecture and urbanity as conditions rather than form. By experiencing cities and cultural landscapes asstates of change, the author investigates their degree of organization between order and chaos: “When wedesign and build buildings, naturally, we need to enter into an already existing context. Even so, many housessimply stand alone side by side, rather than identifying themselves


Architecture History and Theory in Reverse: From an Information Age to Eras of Meaning
By Routledge
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ean: 9781138958197, isbn: 9781138958197,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 293 reviews
This book looks at architecture history in reverse, in order to follow chains of precedents back through time to see how ideas alter the course of civilization in general and the discipline of architecture in particular. Part I begins with present-day attitudes about architecture and traces them back to seminal ideas from the beginning of the twentieth century. Part II examines how pre-twentieth-century societies designed and understood architecture, how they strove to create communal physical


Goodman for Architects (Thinkers for Architects)
By Brand: Routledge
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mpn: 9780415639378, ean: 9780415639378, isbn: 9780415639378,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 116 reviews
American philosopher Nelson Goodman (1906-1998) was one of the foremost analytical thinkers of the twentieth century, with groundbreaking contributions in the fields of logic, philosophy of science, epistemology, and aesthetics. This book is an introduction to the aspects of Goodman’s philosophy which have been the most influential among architects and architectural theorists. Goodman specifically discussed architecture in his major work on aesthetics, The Languages of Art: An Approach to a


The Critical Seventies: Architecture and Urban Planning in the Netherlands 1968-1982
By Brand: nai010 publishers
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mpn: 50ill.50col.ill., ean: 9789056623838, isbn: 9056623834,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 30 reviews
There is no period in the history of the Netherlands which excites such emotion, resistance, or aversion as the decade of the 1970s. Following in the wake of the democratization wave of 1968, some regard the 1970s as a period when pluralism was possible and desirable at all levels. For others, the crowning moment of 1968 degenerated into a quagmire of public consultation and a culture of always inconclusive committee meetings. The 70s were either hip and groundbreaking, or dogmatic and rigid.


Building Up and Tearing Down: Reflections on the Age of Architecture
By Brand: The Monacelli Press
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ean: 9781580932646, isbn: 1580932649,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 298 reviews
PAUL GOLDBERGERON THE AGE OF ARCHITECTUREThe Guggenheim Museum Bilbao by Frank Gehry, the CCTV Headquarters by Rem Koolhaas, the Getty Center by Richard Meier, the Times Building by Renzo Piano: Pulitzer Prize–winning critic Paul Goldberger’s tenure at The New Yorker has documented a captivating era in the world of architecture, one in which larger-than-life buildings, urban schemes, historic preservation battles, and personalities have commanded an international stage. Goldberger’s keen



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