Architettura Della Citt

Architettura Della Citt

In part a protest against functionalism and the Modern Movement, in part an attempt to restore the craft of architecture to its position as the only valid object of architectural study, and in part an analysis of the rules and forms of the ...

Author: Aldo Rossi

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262680432

Category: Architecture

Page: 201

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Aldo Rossi, a practicing architect and leader of the Italian architectural movement La Tendenza, is also one of the most influential theorists writing today. The Architecture of the City is his major work of architectural and urban theory. In part a protest against functionalism and the Modern Movement, in part an attempt to restore the craft of architecture to its position as the only valid object of architectural study, and in part an analysis of the rules and forms of the city's construction, the book has become immensely popular among architects and design students.
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The Architecture of the City

The Architecture of the City

In part a protest against functionalism and the Modern Movement, in part an attempt to restore the craft of architecture to its position as the only valid object of architectural study, and in part an analysis of the rules and forms of the ...

Author: Aldo Rossi

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press

ISBN: 0262181010

Category: Architecture

Page: 201

View: 266

Aldo Rossi, a practicing architect and leader of the Italian architectural movement La Tendenza, is also one of the most influential theorists writing today. The Architecture of the City is his major work of architectural and urban theory. In part a protest against functionalism and the Modern Movement, in part an attempt to restore the craft of architecture to its position as the only valid object of architectural study, and in part an analysis of the rules and forms of the city's construction, the book has become immensely popular among architects and design students. An Oppositions Book.
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Breathing Cities

Breathing Cities

This book examines the impact of movement in the city, describing urban environments not in terms of static structures such as buildings and roads, but in terms of the movement of people, cars, ideas and money.

Author: Princeton Architectural Press

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: UOM:39015050165565

Category: Architecture

Page: 127

View: 697

Every morning the world's major cities see the influx of millions of people, and every evening the same cities see an exodus. This book examines the impact of movement in the city, describing urban environments not in terms of static structures such as buildings and roads, but in terms of the movement of people, cars, ideas and money. It takes a visual approach to the topic: in a series of specially commissioned projects, photographers Martyn Rose and Takashi Homma and artists Langlands & Bell and Nathan Coley explore the extraordinary breathing phenomenon. Architectural scholars such as Mark Cousins and the architecture practice Foreign Office and philosopher, Simon Glendinning, debate the possibilities which emerge. In collaboration with August, London.
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The Architecture of New York City

The Architecture of New York City

From the reviews of the first edition of Architecture of New York City… "It should provide joy to anyone even vaguely interested in this city and its artifacts.… It is very likely to turn them into enthusiasts." —New York Times Book ...

Author: Donald Martin Reynolds

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: UOM:39015032522909

Category: Architecture

Page: 390

View: 338

From the reviews of the first edition of Architecture of New York City… "It should provide joy to anyone even vaguely interested in this city and its artifacts.… It is very likely to turn them into enthusiasts." —New York Times Book Review "…weaves the little-known stories of 80 buildings and landmarks into a colorful tapestry of New York’s whirlwind history.… This richly illustrated guide can be read from beginning to end with great pleasure." —Publishers Weekly "…Reynolds takes a new look at the older glories of New York. The architecture is freshly seen and is clearly researched. Reynolds’ splendid photographs present highly original views of familiar (and not so familiar) important structures and sites." —Adolph Placzek, former president of the Society of Architectural Historians The history of New York City is a rich pageant of culture, commerce, social change, and human drama stretching back five hundred years. And when we know where to look for it, it is all there for us to see, vividly etched into the cityscape. Now in this celebration of New York’s architecture, Donald Martin Reynolds helps us to see and appreciate, as never before, the city’s monuments and masterpieces, and to hear the tales they have to tell. With the help of nearly 200 striking photographs (20 of them new to this edition), Dr. Reynolds takes us on an unforgettable tour of five centuries of architectural change and innovation—from 16th-century Dutch canals and 18th-century farmhouses, to the elevator buildings of the 1870s (precursors of skyscrapers) and the Art Deco, Bauhaus, and Post-modern buildings that make up New York City’s celebrated skyline. Floor by floor stone by stone, detail by detail Dr. Reynolds lovingly describes 90 of the city’s most striking buildings, bridges, parks, and places. He tells us when, why, and how they were built and who built them, and in the process, he evokes the illustrious and exciting history of this restless, ceaselessly seductive metropolis.
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The Architecture of the Museum

The Architecture of the Museum

Examination of the meaning of museum architecture in the urban environment, considering issues such as forms of civic representation, urban regeneration, cultural tourism and the museumification of the city itself.

Author: Michaela Giebelhausen

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719056101

Category: Architecture

Page: 249

View: 172

This volume examines the meaning of museum architecture in the urban environment, considering important issues such as forms of civic representation, urban regeneration of and cultural tourism and the museumification of the city itself.
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Resistant City Histories Maps And The Architecture Of Development

Resistant City  Histories  Maps And The Architecture Of Development

This vivid book is an inquiry into the stagnation between the development of architectural practice and the progress in urban modernization.

Author: Seng Eunice Mei Feng

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789811211706

Category: Architecture

Page: 364

View: 627

This vivid book is an inquiry into the stagnation between the development of architectural practice and the progress in urban modernization. It is about islands as territories of resistance. It is about dense places where multitudes dwell in perennial contestations with the city on every front. It is about the histories, tactics and spaces of everyday survival within the hegemonic sway of global capital and unstoppable development. It is preoccupied with making visible the culture of resistance and architecture's entanglement with it. It is about urban resilience. It is about Hong Kong, where uncertainty is status quo.This interdisciplinary volume explores real and invented places and identities that are created in tandem with Hong Kong's urban development. Mapping contested spaces in the territory, it visualizes the energies and tenacity of the people as manifest in their daily life, social and professional networks and the urban spaces in which they inhabit. Embodying the multifaceted nature of the Asian metropolis, the book utilizes a combination of archival materials, public data sources, field observations and documentation, analytical drawings, models, and maps.
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The Architecture of Alexandria and Egypt C 300 B C to A D 700

The Architecture of Alexandria and Egypt  C  300 B C  to A D  700

The book approaches its subject at the macro- and the micro-level: from city-planning, building types, and designs to architectural style.

Author: Judith McKenzie

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300115555

Category: Architecture

Page: 458

View: 599

This masterful history of the monumental architecture of Alexandria, as well as of the rest of Egypt, encompasses an entire millennium—from the city’s founding by Alexander the Great in 331 B.C. to the years just after the Islamic conquest of A.D. 642. Long considered lost beyond recall, the architecture of ancient Alexandria has until now remained mysterious. But here Judith McKenzie shows that it is indeed possible to reconstruct the city and many of its buildings by means of meticulous exploration of archaeological remains, written sources, and an array of other fragmentary evidence. The book approaches its subject at the macro- and the micro-level: from city-planning, building types, and designs to architectural style. It addresses the interaction between the imported Greek and native Egyptian traditions; the relations between the architecture of Alexandria and the other cities and towns of Egypt as well as the wider Mediterranean world; and Alexandria’s previously unrecognized role as a major source of architectural innovation and artistic influence. Lavishly illustrated with new plans of the city in the Ptolemaic, Roman, and Byzantine periods; reconstruction drawings; and photographs, the book brings to life the ancient city and uncovers the true extent of its architectural legacy in the Mediterranean world.
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AIA Guide to the Architecture of Atlanta

AIA Guide to the Architecture of Atlanta

Here are the prominent new buildings that have transformed Atlanta's skyline and neighborhoods: Philip John and John Burgee's revivalist IBM Tower, John Portman's taut Westin Peachtree Plaza, and Richard Meier's gleaming, white-paneled High ...

Author: Gerald W. Sams

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820314501

Category: Architecture

Page: 365

View: 185

This lively guidebook surveys four hundred buildings within the Atlanta metropolitan area--from the sleek marble and glass of the Coca-Cola Tower to the lancet arches and onion domes of the Fox Theater, from the quiet stateliness of Roswell's antebellum mansions to the art-deco charms of the Varsity grill. Published in conjunction with the Atlanta chapter of the American Institute of Architects, it combines historical, descriptive, and critical commentary with more than 250 photographs and area maps. As the book makes clear, Atlanta has two faces: the "Traditional City," striving to strike a balance between the preservation of a valuable past and the challenge of modernization, and also the "Invisible Metropolis," a decentralized city shaped more by the isolated ventures of private business than by public intervention. Accordingly, the city's architecture reflects a dichotomy between the northern-emulating boosterism that made Atlanta a boom town and the genteel aesthetic more characteristic of its southern locale. The city's recent development continues the trend; as Atlanta's workplaces become increasingly "high-tech," its residential areas remain resolutely traditional. In the book's opening section, Dana White places the different stages of Atlanta's growth--from its beginnings as a railroad town to its recent selection as the site of the 1996 Summer Olympics--in their social, cultural, and economic context; Isabelle Gournay then analyzes the major urban and architectural trends from a critical perspective. The main body of the book consists of more than twenty architectural tours organized according to neighborhoods or districts such as Midtown, Druid Hills, West End, Ansley Park, and Buckhead. The buildings described and pictured capture the full range of architectural styles found in the city. Here are the prominent new buildings that have transformed Atlanta's skyline and neighborhoods: Philip John and John Burgee's revivalist IBM Tower, John Portman's taut Westin Peachtree Plaza, and Richard Meier's gleaming, white-paneled High Museum of Art, among others. Here too are landmarks from another era, such as the elegant residences designed in the early twentieth century by Neel Reid and Philip Shutze, two of the first Atlanta-based architects to achieve national prominence. Included as well are the eclectic skyscrapers near Five Points, the postmodern office clusters along Interstate 285, and the Victorian homes of Inman Park. Easy-to-follow area maps complement the descriptive entries and photographs; a bibliography, glossary, and indexes to buildings and architects round out the book. Whether first-time visitors or lifelong residents, readers will find in these pages a wealth of fascinating information about Atlanta's built environment.
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The Architecture of Phantasmagoria

The Architecture of Phantasmagoria

The concept of phantasmagoria has pride of place in their study; using it as an all-embracing explanatory framework, they explore its meanings as a critical category to understand the culture, and the architecture, of the contemporary city.

Author: Libero Andreotti

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317478737

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

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In a time of mass-mediated modernity, the city becomes, almost by definition, a constitutively ‘mediated’ city. Today, more than ever before, the omnipresence of media in every sphere of culture is creating a new urban ontology, saturating, fracturing, and exacerbating the manifold experience of city life. The authors describe this condition as one of 'hyper-mediation' – a qualitatively new phase in the city’s historical evolution. The concept of phantasmagoria has pride of place in their study; using it as an all-embracing explanatory framework, they explore its meanings as a critical category to understand the culture, and the architecture, of the contemporary city. Andreotti and Lahiji argue that any account of architecture that does not include understanding the role and function of media and its impact on the city in the present ‘tele-technological-capitalist’ society is fundamentally flawed and incomplete. Their approach moves from Walter Benjamin, through the concepts of phantasmagoria and of media – as theorized also by Theodor Adorno, Siegfried Kracauer, and a new generation of contemporary critics – towards a new socio-critical and aesthetic analysis of the mediated space of the contemporary city.
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The Architecture of Baltimore

The Architecture of Baltimore

The eclectic and inspiring architecture of Baltimore is captured in this study that ranges from the city's eighteenth-century Georgian buildings to its Romantic stylings, including Greek and Gothic revivals, and the influx of industrial ...

Author: Robert L. Alexander

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801878063

Category: Architecture

Page: 397

View: 351

The eclectic and inspiring architecture of Baltimore is captured in this study that ranges from the city's eighteenth-century Georgian buildings to its Romantic stylings, including Greek and Gothic revivals, and the influx of industrial buildings and modernist structures.
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The Architecture of Community

The Architecture of Community

The book contains descriptions and images of the author’s built and unbuilt projects, including the Krier House and Tower in Seaside, Florida, as well as the town of Poundbury in England.

Author: Leon Krier

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781610911245

Category: Architecture

Page: 496

View: 663

Leon Krier is one of the best-known—and most provocative—architects and urban theoreticians in the world. Until now, however, his ideas have circulated mostly among a professional audience of architects, city planners, and academics. In The Architecture of Community, Krier has reconsidered and expanded writing from his 1998 book Architecture: Choice or Fate. Here he refines and updates his thinking on the making of sustainable, humane, and attractive villages, towns, and cities. The book includes drawings, diagrams, and photographs of his built works, which have not been widely seen until now. With three new chapters, The Architecture of Community provides a contemporary road map for designing or completing today’s fragmented communities. Illustrated throughout with Krier’s original drawings, The Architecture of Community explains his theories on classical and vernacular urbanism and architecture, while providing practical design guidelines for creating livable towns. The book contains descriptions and images of the author’s built and unbuilt projects, including the Krier House and Tower in Seaside, Florida, as well as the town of Poundbury in England. Commissioned by the Prince of Wales in 1988, Krier’s design for Poundbury in Dorset has become a reference model for ecological planning and building that can meet contemporary needs.
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The Architecture of the Roman Empire An introductory study

The Architecture of the Roman Empire  An introductory study

Examines Roman architecture as a party of overall urban design and looks at arches, public buildings, tombs, columns, stairs, plazas, and streets

Author: William Lloyd MacDonald

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300028199

Category: Architecture

Page: 225

View: 257

Examines Roman architecture as a party of overall urban design and looks at arches, public buildings, tombs, columns, stairs, plazas, and streets
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The City Observed Boston

The City Observed  Boston

The heritage of Boston from colonial times to the present is explored through individual discussions of more than 300 buildings accompanied by photographs and maps, all arranged for use in walking tours

Author: Donlyn Lyndon

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: MINN:31951001029282C

Category: Architecture

Page: 317

View: 714

The heritage of Boston from colonial times to the present is explored through individual discussions of more than 300 buildings accompanied by photographs and maps, all arranged for use in walking tours
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The Architecture of the Roman Empire

The Architecture of the Roman Empire

Examines Roman architecture as a party of overall urban design and looks at arches, public buildings, tombs, columns, stairs, plazas, and streets

Author: William Lloyd MacDonald

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300034709

Category: Architecture

Page: 316

View: 807

Examines Roman architecture as a party of overall urban design and looks at arches, public buildings, tombs, columns, stairs, plazas, and streets
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The Architecture of Paris

The Architecture of Paris

Thanks to General von Choltitz, who could not bring himself to carry out Hitler's
order to destroy Paris, the city emerged from WWII more or less intact. Much of
the rest of France had not been so lucky, however, and a general reconstruction ...

Author: Andrew Ayers

Publisher: Edition Axel Menges

ISBN: 393069896X

Category: Architecture

Page: 415

View: 574

Over 300 buildings of the last 2000 years are presented.
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The City as Architecture

The City as Architecture

The current book, an extended new edition of Architecture of the City (2016), describes the repertoire with which architecture and design regain an entry to urbanistics.

Author: Sophie Wolfrum

Publisher: Birkhauser

ISBN: 3035617988

Category: Architecture

Page: 144

View: 966

Architecture creates complex spatial situations that are the subject of urban design. Design uses a repertoire of specific architectural means in a creative way, resulting in cities that can be lived in and perceived in their three-dimensional experience. The current book, an extended new edition of Architecture of the City (2016), describes the repertoire with which architecture and design regain an entry to urbanistics. It pleads for an "architectonic turn" in urbanistics - a demand to finally comprehend the city architecturally: the issue is not just about buildings in the city, but about architecture of the city as a whole, as is clearly expressed in the new title of City as Architecture.
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Architecture and the Unconscious

Architecture and the Unconscious

Beginning by examining the historical development of the engagement of the unconscious in architectural discourse, and the current and historical, theoretical and practical, intersections of architecture and psychoanalysis, the volume also ...

Author: John Shannon Hendrix

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317179269

Category: Architecture

Page: 300

View: 745

There are a number of recent texts that draw on psychoanalytic theory as an interpretative approach for understanding architecture, or that use the formal and social logics of architecture for understanding the psyche. But there remains work to be done in bringing what largely amounts to a series of independent voices, into a discourse that is greater than the sum of its parts, in the way that, say, the architect Peter Eisenman was able to do with the architecture of deconstruction or that the historian Manfredo Tafuri was able to do with the Marxist critique of architecture. The discourse of the present volume focuses specifically for the first time on the subject of the unconscious in relation to the design, perception, and understanding of architecture. It brings together an international group of contributors, who provide informed and varied points of view on the role of the unconscious in architectural design and theory and, in doing so, expand architectural theory to unexplored areas, enriching architecture in relation to the humanities. The book explores how architecture engages dreams, desires, imagination, memory, and emotions, how architecture can appeal to a broader scope of human experience and identity. Beginning by examining the historical development of the engagement of the unconscious in architectural discourse, and the current and historical, theoretical and practical, intersections of architecture and psychoanalysis, the volume also analyses the city and the urban condition.
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The Architecture of Carson City Nevada

The Architecture of Carson City  Nevada

NEV - 13 - 8 UNITED STATES POST OFFICE ( LATER NEVADA STATE
LIBRARY ) Location : In block bounded by Carson , Spear , Plaza and Telegraph
Streets ( building faces west on Carson ) , Carson City , Nevada Present Owner :
State of ...

Author: S. Allen Chambers

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X000841869

Category: Architecture

Page: 194

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The Architecture of Science

The Architecture of Science

The essays are organized into six sections: "Of Secrecy andOpenness: Science and Architecture in Early Modern Europe"; "Displaying and Concealing Technics inthe Nineteenth Century"; "Modern Space"; "Is Architecture Science?

Author: Peter Galison

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262071901

Category: Architecture

Page: 573

View: 444

How do the spaces in which science is done shape the identity of the scientist andthe self-conception of scientific fields? How do the sciences structure the identity of thearchitect and the practice of architecture in a specific period? And how does the design of spacessuch as laboratories, hospitals, and museums affect how the public perceives and interacts with theworld of science? The Architecture of Science offers a dazzling set of speculations on these issuesby historians of science, architecture, and art; architectural theorists; and sociologists as wellas practicing scientists and architects. The essays are organized into six sections: "Of Secrecy andOpenness: Science and Architecture in Early Modern Europe"; "Displaying and Concealing Technics inthe Nineteenth Century"; "Modern Space"; "Is Architecture Science?"; "Princeton after Modernism: TheLewis Thomas Laboratory for Molecular Biology"; and "Centers, Cities, and Colliders."
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The Architecture of Red Vienna 1919 1934

The Architecture of Red Vienna  1919 1934

Encyclopedic in its coverage, this seminal work focuses on the architecture of Prague from the turn of the century to the end of the Second World War: a rich matrix within which to place the figures who created the powerful, innovative ...

Author: Eve Blau

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262024518

Category: Architecture

Page: 509

View: 142

In this book, Eve Blau looks at how ideological conflict shapedthe buildings of RedVienna—in terms of their program, spatialconception, language, and use—as wellas how political meaning itselfis manifested in architecture.
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