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Theory of architecture

See below for a selection of the latest books from Theory of architecture category. Presented with a red border are the Theory of architecture books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Theory of architecture books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Architecture and Geography

Architecture and Geography

Author: Jane (Yale - NUS College, Singapore) Jacobs Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Architecture and its Imprint

Architecture and its Imprint

Author: Andrew Peckham Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Architecture and its Imprint examines the relationship between a series of buildings by 'modern' and contemporary architects, and the books with which they have been associated, or in which they are published. The choice of the five individual studies is not intended to establish a sense of historical development, but rather to investigate the boundaries between architecture and the form of its publication, given that our first experience of buildings is often their representation in the media rather than direct experience of visiting, use or inhabitation. Selected at intervals since the inception of 'modern architecture' and including its incorporation within developments of the recent past, the studies reflect on the relationship between building and publication to address: How particular publications, identified with an architect's promotion of their work, conditions its subsequent (historical) interpretation The manner in which a recurrent conceptualization of a building (albeit published in different media) ingrains a critical consensus at odds with its original reception The notion of 'cataloguing' architecture as a design procedure, where a collector's concern for archiving informs the evolution of the design of an architect's library and the publication of a parallel 'visual' treatise The interaction between polemic and its divergent visualization in itinerant publications 'framing' the development of a strategy for an iconic city library How the publication of an architect's oeuvre fabricates a sense of continuity at odds with a shifting practice of design The five studies examine how publications support an architect's (preferred or received) image and status, and question the veracity of their consequent representation of individual buildings. The book is a must for architects, and students of architecture, interested in the presentation and publicity of their own work.

Architecture and Geography

Architecture and Geography

Author: Jane (Yale - NUS College, Singapore) Jacobs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Breathe

Breathe

Author: Klaus Loenhart Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

The rhythm, dynamics, and processes of our natural environment are increasingly affected by human activities-it is high time that we focus on the greater planetary context of our social activities! This book explores climate and atmosphere and the potential impact on different design disciplines. For this purpose, the focus is on the performative characteristics of climate and atmosphere-air, atmosphere, and climate are considered important input factors that prompt us to rethink our actions and designs in the Anthropocene era. This carefully edited volume contains contributions from well-known authors in various disciplines, who provide many examples to illustrate their ideas and observations.

Architecture and its Imprint

Architecture and its Imprint

Author: Andrew Peckham Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Architecture and its Imprint examines the relationship between a series of buildings by 'modern' and contemporary architects, and the books with which they have been associated, or in which they are published. The choice of the five individual studies is not intended to establish a sense of historical development, but rather to investigate the boundaries between architecture and the form of its publication, given that our first experience of buildings is often their representation in the media rather than direct experience of visiting, use or inhabitation. Selected at intervals since the inception of 'modern architecture' and including its incorporation within developments of the recent past, the studies reflect on the relationship between building and publication to address: How particular publications, identified with an architect's promotion of their work, conditions its subsequent (historical) interpretation The manner in which a recurrent conceptualization of a building (albeit published in different media) ingrains a critical consensus at odds with its original reception The notion of 'cataloguing' architecture as a design procedure, where a collector's concern for archiving informs the evolution of the design of an architect's library and the publication of a parallel 'visual' treatise The interaction between polemic and its divergent visualization in itinerant publications 'framing' the development of a strategy for an iconic city library How the publication of an architect's oeuvre fabricates a sense of continuity at odds with a shifting practice of design The five studies examine how publications support an architect's (preferred or received) image and status, and question the veracity of their consequent representation of individual buildings. The book is a must for architects, and students of architecture, interested in the presentation and publicity of their own work.

Breathe

Breathe

Author: Klaus Loenhart Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

The rhythm, dynamics, and processes of our natural environment are increasingly affected by human activities-it is high time that we focus on the greater planetary context of our social activities! This book explores climate and atmosphere and the potential impact on different design disciplines. For this purpose, the focus is on the performative characteristics of climate and atmosphere-air, atmosphere, and climate are considered important input factors that prompt us to rethink our actions and designs in the Anthropocene era. This carefully edited volume contains contributions from well-known authors in various disciplines, who provide many examples to illustrate their ideas and observations.

Architectural Theory

Architectural Theory

Author: Harry Francis (Illinois Institute of Technology, USA) Mallgrave Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

This collection offers a comprehensive selection of journal articles and book chapters that provide readers with an historical overview of Architectural Theory, collating the canonical writings on the subject in one essential reference work. With each section beginning with an editorial introduction by the Editor explaining the context and choice of contents, this set is organised chronologically for ease of use. Each section will consider the key theories predominant in the time period with a broad range of representative published sources included. International in scope and reflecting various approaches in the best scholarship running up to the beginning of the 21st Century, this will be of major assistance for students of architecture quickly locating the best information.

Building Theories

Building Theories

Author: Franca (University of Pennsylvania, USA) Trubiano Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

This book explores significant and timely topics for both the design and construction of contemporary architecture by challenging its very practice of theory. It proposes an alternative definition of architectural theory; one that is able and willing to confront the many contradictions now faced by designers, architects, engineers, and builders who negotiate often overwhelming technological imperatives. It valorises the, as yet, untapped potential of thinking through building, preparing the foundations for a critical return to the art of making that is architecture.

Building Theories

Building Theories

Author: Franca (University of Pennsylvania, USA) Trubiano Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

This book explores significant and timely topics for both the design and construction of contemporary architecture by challenging its very practice of theory. It proposes an alternative definition of architectural theory; one that is able and willing to confront the many contradictions now faced by designers, architects, engineers, and builders who negotiate often overwhelming technological imperatives. It valorises the, as yet, untapped potential of thinking through building, preparing the foundations for a critical return to the art of making that is architecture.

Beyond Sustainable

Beyond Sustainable

Beyond Sustainable discusses the relation between human evolution and the constructed environments of habitation we create living in the Anthropocene, an increasingly volatile and unpredictable landscape of certain change. This volume accepts that human-beings have reached a moment beyond climatological and ecological crisis. It asks not, how we resolve the crisis, but rather, how can we cope with, or adapt to, the irreversible changes in the earth-system by rethinking how we choose to inhabit the world-ecology. Through an examination of numerous historical and contemporary projects of architecture and art, as well as considering observations in philosophy, ecology, evolutionary biology, genetics, neurobiology and psychology, this book reimagines architecture capable of influencing and impacting who we are, how we live, what we feel, and even how we evolve. Beyond Sustainable provides students and academics a single comprehensive overview of this architectural reconceptualization, which is grounded in an inclusive and ecocentric understanding of architecture.