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 ...

Architettura Della Citt

Author: Aldo Rossi

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262680431

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.

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.

The Architecture of Phantasmagoria

Author: Libero Andreotti

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317478738

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.

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 ...

The Architecture of New York City

Author: Donald Martin Reynolds

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN:

Page: 390

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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.

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 ...

The Architecture of the City

Author: Aldo Rossi

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262181013

Page: 201

View: 670

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.

The Architecture of Wales

generation who has no idea what it was like before. We cannot contemplate
Cardiff without the bay. It's the centre of the city – it's highly successful.'2
Whatever its undoubted successes in reinhabiting derelict brownfield land, a
balanced view ...

The Architecture of Wales

Author: John B. Hilling

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 1786832852

Page: 320

View: 921

Architecture reflects not only a nation’s history, but also how its people lived, worked, prayed and fought over the centuries. Since the publication of John B. Hilling’s The Historic Architecture of Wales in 1976, there has been no other attempt at addressing the architecture of Wales as a whole, and this revised publication meets a long-felt need for a general survey of architecture in Wales. It covers two thousand years of architectural history, reflecting the nation’s life from Roman times to the present century – less a revision of the original than a complete re-writing, taking into account recent research and recent buildings. The book is illustrated with 268 colour and black-and-white photographs, drawings, plans and maps.

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.

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

Author: Judith McKenzie

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300115550

Page: 458

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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.

Invisible City

Invisible City vividly portrays the religious world of seventeenth-century Naples, a city of familial and internecine rivalries, of religious devotion and intense urban politics, of towering structures built to house the virgin daughters of ...

Invisible City

Author: Helen Hills

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190283572

Page: 320

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More than any other European city, Baroque Naples was dominated by convents. Behind their imposing facades and highly decorated churches, the convents of Naples housed the daughters of the city's most exclusive families, women who, despite their cloistered existence, were formidable players in the city's power structure. Invisible City vividly portrays the religious world of seventeenth-century Naples, a city of familial and internecine rivalries, of religious devotion and intense urban politics, of towering structures built to house the virgin daughters of the aristocracy. Helen Hills demonstrates how the architecture of the convents and the nuns' bodies they housed existed both in parallel and in opposition to one another. She discusses these women as subjects of enclosure, as religious women, and as art patrons, but also as powerful agents whose influence extended beyond the convent walls. Though often ensconced in convents owing to their families' economic circumstances, many of these young women were able to extend their influence as a result of the role convents played both in urban life and in art patronage. The convents were rich and powerful organizations, riven with feuds and prey to the ambitions of viceregal and elite groups, which their thick walls could not exclude. Even today, Neapolitan convents figure prominently in the city's fabric. In analyzing the architecture of these august institutions, Helen Hills skillfully reads conventual architecture as a metaphor for the body of the aristocratic virgin nun, mapping out the dialectic between flesh and stone.

The Architecture of Colonial America

No other city was so rich, so extravagant, so fashionable.” Among the features
that impressed visitors from distant lands was the fineness of the houses. Men of
such social distinction and substance as were many of Philadelphia's principal ...

The Architecture of Colonial America

Author: Harold Donaldson Eberlein

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN:

Page: 4394

View: 703

"The Architecture of Colonial America" by Harold Donaldson Eberlein. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Architecture of Bathing

The architecture of bathing must cultivate respect and affection for both , senses
alert to the liquid matrix of the city when it appears as a glimmer in the artificial
colors of the night or the shade of a tree on a summer's day . In her history of
early ...

The Architecture of Bathing

Author: Christie Pearson

Publisher:

ISBN: 0262044218

Page: 304

View: 694

"The first book to examine the global architecture of bathing; a visually rich union of current thinking from academic, popular, and design culture as well as queer theory and feminist critique"--

AIA Guide to the Architecture of Washington D C

The Architecture of Washington , D.C. , 19705-2006 G. MARTIN MOELLER JR . ,
ASSOC . AIA There There ... newly minted architects , the city's architectural
scene during this period certainly seemed to be emerging from its reactionary
past .

AIA Guide to the Architecture of Washington  D C

Author: G. Martin Moeller Jr.

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801884689

Page: 379

View: 549

An updated, lively and informative guide offers tourists, residents and architecture aficionados alike insights into more than 400 of Washington, D.C.'s, most important landmarks, noting each's location, architects, designers and date of completion. Simultaneous. Hardcover available.

The Buildings of Charleston

From the Battery to Wragg mall, a comprehensive guide to the architectural treasures of one of America's best preserved cities.

The Buildings of Charleston

Author: Jonathan H. Poston

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781570032028

Page: 717

View: 739

From the Battery to Wragg mall, a comprehensive guide to the architectural treasures of one of America's best preserved cities.

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.

The Architecture of the Museum

Author: Michaela Giebelhausen

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719056109

Page: 249

View: 896

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.

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.

Resistant City  Histories  Maps And The Architecture Of Development

Author: Eunice Mei Feng Seng

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9811211701

Page: 364

View: 484

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.Related Link(s)

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 ...

The Architecture of Red Vienna  1919 1934

Author: Eve Blau

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262024519

Page: 509

View: 919

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.

The Architecture of Home in Cairo

This book firstly describes the historical development of the domestic spaces (indoor and outdoor), and provides an inclusive analysis of spaces of everyday activities in the hawari of old Cairo.

The Architecture of Home in Cairo

Author: Dr Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409445372

Page: 320

View: 139

This book firstly describes the historical development of the domestic spaces (indoor and outdoor), and provides an inclusive analysis of spaces of everyday activities in the hawari of old Cairo. It then broadens its analysis to other parts of the city, highlighting different customs and representations of home in the city at large. Cairo, in the context of this book, is represented as the most sophisticated urban centre in the Middle East with different and sometimes contrasting approaches to the architecture of home, as a practice and spatial system.