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 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

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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. An Oppositions Book.

Boundaries of the City

In this study Alan Waterhouse draws on anthropological, social and cultural history, literature, and philosophy to reach an understanding of the roots of Western architecture and city building.

Boundaries of the City

Author: Alan Waterhouse

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442656166

Page: 366

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In this study Alan Waterhouse draws on anthropological, social and cultural history, literature, and philosophy to reach an understanding of the roots of Western architecture and city building. He explores the illusion that cities are constructed to impose rational order, an order articulated through urban boundaries. These boundaries, he finds, are shaped around our instinctive fears and insecurities about crime, insurrection, and the violent disruption of everyday life. At the same time, contrary instincts aspire to create a unified domain, to proclaim the interdependence of things through constructed work. Cities are shaped less by rational design than by a recurring dialectic of boundary formation. These impulses underlie the formal vocabulary of architecture and urbanism. Waterhouse follows them through the theories, ideologies, and styles that seem to govern city buildings; he finds their presence in the creation of territorial divisions, and also wherever the cityscape has been shaped by a poetic imagination. Tracing his narrative of urban boundaries from antiquity to the birth of modernism, Waterhouse discovers some stubborn legacies that bind contemporary urban design to the past. Part One explores the boundary dialectic in our regard for deities, for nature, and for one another, and then as a powerful influence on architectural invention and our ways of life. Part Two traces these themes through city building history, to show how architecture and human relatedness are subordinated by boundary formation in the cycles of urbanization. Electronic Format Disclaimer: Image 6.5 removed at the request of the rights holder.

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

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 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: 569

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.

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

View: 532

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 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.

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.

The Architecture of Community

Author: Leon Krier

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610911245

Page: 496

View: 913

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.

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: 234

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

Writings on Architecture and the City

The book includes an introductory essay by Louis Martin and is essential reading for those interested in architecture, architectural history and theory, urbanism and the built environment.

Writings on Architecture and the City

Author: George Baird

Publisher: Artifice Incorporated

ISBN: 9781908967541

Page: 291

View: 151

Writings on Architecture is an anthology of texts by George Baird, focusing on his on-going interest in planning and the built environment, something which is particularly manifest in his attention to the city of Toronto, where he is active in architecture, urban design and heritage preservation. After graduating from the University of Toronto in 1962, and then from University College, London, England, Baird went on to teach architectural theory and design at the Royal College of Art, and the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, returning to Toronto in 1967. There, he founded his architectural practice, and joined the faculty of architecture at the University of Toronto and the faculty of the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, where he was the G Ware Travelstead Professor of Architecture, and Director of the M Arch I and M Arch II Programs. From 2005 to 2009 Baird was Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto. A principal author of the pioneering 1974 urban design study Onbuildingdowntown, he is the author/editor of numerous books, including Meaning in Architecture (with Charles Jencks), 1968; Alvar Aalto, 1969; The Space of Appearance, 1995; and Queues, Rendezvous, Riots (with Mark Lewis), 1995. The book includes an introductory essay by Louis Martin and is essential reading for those interested in architecture, architectural history and theory, urbanism and the built environment.

Resistant City

Maps : territories of contestation -- Noirs : the city, the woman and other spaces -- Towers : technologies, Jardine House and metropolitan visions -- Composites : the city in a building -- Narratives : composite building studies -- ...

Resistant City

Author: Eunice Seng

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789811204616

Page: 364

View: 334

"This book is an inquiry into the space between the slowness of architecture and the speed of the city, between the skyline and the underground. It is a critical mapping of islands as territories of resistance. It explores the histories, identities, and places that are created in tandem with urban development. It endeavors to make visible the culture of resistance and architecture's complicit role in these contestations. It is about imagining the future for the reconstitution of society as a form of resistance for the present. It is about urban resilience. It is about Hong Kong, where uncertainty is the status quo"--

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.

Breathing Cities

Author: Princeton Architectural Press

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN:

Page: 127

View: 160

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.

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 ...

The Architecture of Baltimore

Author: Robert L. Alexander

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801878060

Page: 397

View: 918

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.

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 ...

AIA Guide to the Architecture of Atlanta

Author: Gerald W. Sams

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820314501

Page: 365

View: 837

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.

Urban Design in Western Europe

Lavishly illustrated with city plans, bird's-eye views, early renderings, and modern photographs, Urban Design in Western Europe will both delight and instruct architects, urban planners, historians, and travelers."--Page 4 of cover.

Urban Design in Western Europe

Author: Wolfgang Braunfels

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226071794

Page: 407

View: 673

"What makes a city endure and prosper? In this masterful survey of a thousand years of urban architecture, Wolfgang Braunfels identifies certain themes common to cities as different as Siena and London, Munich and Venice ... Braunfels describes scores of cities, classifying them as cathedral cities, city-states, imperial cities, maritime cities, "ideal cities" (those towns which, planned by often absent rulers for a specefic purpose, failed to develop independent lives) ... Lavishly illustrated with city plans, bird's-eye views, early renderings, and modern photographs, Urban Design in Western Europe will both delight and instruct architects, urban planners, historians, and travelers."--Page 4 of cover.

The City and the Architecture of Change

Presenting a broad selection of projects covering a twenty-fi ve-year period, this book provides an overview of cedric Price s work for the fi rst time."

The City and the Architecture of Change

Author: Tanja Herdt

Publisher: Park Publishing (WI)

ISBN: 9783038600459

Page: 208

View: 111

Presenting a broad selection of projects covering a twenty-fi ve-year period, this book provides an overview of cedric Price s work for the fi rst time."

The Boat and the City

The series Chinese Diaspora and Southeast Asian Coastal Cities adopts an interdisciplinary approach to the materiality of culture from architectural, geographical, sociological, anthropological, cultural, political and other perspectives.

The Boat and the City

Author: Johannes Widodo

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Academic

ISBN:

Page: 246

View: 642

The series Chinese Diaspora and Southeast Asian Coastal Cities adopts an interdisciplinary approach to the materiality of culture from architectural, geographical, sociological, anthropological, cultural, political and other perspectives. Through the knowledge obtained from the tangible living environment, the series aims to increase recognition and promotion of the value of integration of Southeast Asian cultural diversity. The first set of monographs in the series focuses on Indonesia (coastal cities of Semarang, Palembang, Pontianak, Tegal) and will be published in 2005. Subsequent sets of monographs, to be published in 2006 and beyond, will focus on coastal cities of Vietnam, Cambodia, the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei, Myanmar and Singapore. The Singapore Chinese Heritage Centre is a non-profit international institution with a special focus on the history and culture of the Chinese Diaspora. The keynote of a monograph series by the Singapore Chinese Heritage Centre, Th