A previously unpublished work by Nikolaus Pevsner, much of which was published as journal articles in the Architectural Review in the 1940s and 1950s during Pevsner's term as editor.
Author: Nikolaus Pevsner,Mathew Aitchison
Publisher: Getty Publications
Eine Entdeckungsreise durch die Ideenwelt der Baukunst von der griechischen Antike bis heute _____ Worin besteht der Unterschied zwischen einer dorischen und einer ionischen Säule? Welche Funktion hat ein Strebebogen? Was sind die Leitmotive der modernen Architektur? Wie unterscheidet sich Restaurierung von Konservierung? Wann ist ein Bauwerk bloß ein Bauwerk, wann ist es Kunst? Wenn Sie sich schon einmal solche Fragen gestellt haben oder sich allgemein für Baustile und Kunstepochen, Fassadengestaltung und Stadtplanung interessieren, dann bietet Ihnen 50 Schlüsselideen Architektur den perfekten Einstieg. Philip Wilkinson erklärt klar und präzise die Leitgedanken und Schlüsselkonzepte der Architektur und zeigt, auf welch unterschiedliche Weise die bebaute Umwelt in den verschiedenen Epochen der Geschichte gestaltet wurde. In 50 anregenden und spannenden Essays stellt er die einflussreichsten Architekturbewegungen wie auch die wichtigsten und berühmtesten Werke der größten Baumeister aller Zeiten vor. Das Buch spannt einen weiten Bogen von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart – von den frühesten Anfängen der Architektur im antiken Griechenland über die revolutionären Entwicklungen im späten 19. Jahrhundert und die skulpturalen Formen der Expressionisten bis hin zu den reduzierten Beton-Glas-Bauten des Internationalen Stils und, in jüngerer Zeit, der Eisen- und Glasarchitektur der Postmoderne sowie den aktuellen Trends der grünen Architektur heute – und verhilft so zu einem neuen und tieferen Verständnis für die Architektur und ihre tiefgreifenden Auswirkungen auf die Welt, in der wir heute leben.
Author: Philip Wilkinson
Facadism - the preservation of historic facades, the creation of facsimiles in front of new buildings and the decorative exercises of postmodernism - is accused of destroying architectural innovation, of divorcing the interior and exterior of buildings and of reducing townscapes to theatre sets. Its defenders describe facadism as the way urban tradition and progress walk hand in hand. Facadism presents a critical analysis of a concept central to the way in which the city is being remodelled. Assessing architectural and townscape philosophies and their aesthetics, the principles of urban conservation, the process of heritage planning and the market forces of urban development, the book builds a complete picture of the causes and effects of facadism in the Twentieth Century.
Author: Jonathan Richards
This second edition is fully revised and updated and includes new chapters on sustainability, history and archaeology, designing through drawing and drawing in architectural practice. The book introduces design and graphic techniques aimed to help designers increase their understanding of buildings and places through drawing. For many, the camera has replaced the sketchbook, but here the author argues that freehand drawing as a means of analyzing and understanding buildings develops visual sensitivity and awareness of design. By combining design theory with practical lessons in drawing, Understanding Architecture Through Drawing encourages the use of the sketchbook as a creative and critical tool. The book is highly illustrated and is an essential manual on freehand drawing techniques for students of architecture, landscape architecture, town and country planning and urban design.
Author: Brian Edwards
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
The original essays collected here under the general title of The Knowledge Society were first commissioned for a conference held in the late fall of 1984 at the Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, West Germany. The conference in Darmstadt saw a larger number of contribu tions presented than could be accommodated in this edition of the Sociol ogy of the Sciences Yearbook. However, all contributions were important and affected those published in this collection. We are therefore grateful to all participants of the Darmstadt conference for their presentations and for their intense, useful as well as thoughtful discussion of all papers. Those chosen for publication in the Yearbook and those undoubtedly to be published elsewhere have all benefitted considerably from our discussions in Darmstadt which also included a number of the members of the edito rial board of the Yearbook. In addition, we are pleased that the authors were able to read and comment further on each other's papers prior to publication. As is the case in every endeavor of this kind, we have incurred many debts and are only able to acknowledge these at this point publicly while expressing our sincere thanks and appreciation for all the intellectual sup port and the considerable labor invested by a number of persons in the realization of the collection.
The Growing Impact of Scientific Knowledge on Social Relations
Author: Gernot Böhme,Nico Stehr
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Public space and street design in commercial districts can dictate the success or failure of walkable community centers. Instead of focusing our efforts on designing new “compact town centers,” many of which are located in the suburbs, we should instead be revitalizing existing authentic town centers. This informative, practical book describes methods for restoring the health and vibrancy of the streets and public spaces of our existing commercial districts in ways that will make them positive alternatives to suburban sprawl while respecting their historic character. Clearly written and with numerous photos to enhance the text, Creating Vibrant Public Spaces uses examples from communities across the United States to illustrate the potential for restoring the balance provided by older urban centers between automobile access and “walkability.” In advice that can be applied to a variety of settings and scales, Crankshaw describes the tenets of contemporary design theory, how to understand the physical evolution of towns, how to analyze existing conditions, and how to evaluate the feasibility of design recommendations. Good design in commercial centers, Crankshaw contends, facilitates movement and access, creates dynamic social spaces, and contributes to the sense of a “center”—a place where social, commercial, and institutional interaction is more vibrant than in surrounding districts. For all the talk of creating new “green” urban spaces, the ingredients of environmentally aware design, he points out, can often be found in the deteriorating cores and neighborhoods of towns and cities across the United States. With creativity, planning, and commitment, these centers can thrive again, adding to the quality of local life and contributing to the local economy, too.
Streetscape Design in Commercial and Historic Districts
Author: Ned Crankshaw
Publisher: Island Press
Scale in cities is relative and absolute. It has the ability tomake us feel at home in the world or alien from it; connected ordisconnected. Both large and small scale in cities can bebeautiful; both are right, neither is wrong. Whilst accepting thatprescription is no answer, 'getting the scale right' – at anintuitive and sensual level – is a fundamental part of themagic of architecture and urban design. Touching the City exploreshow scale is manifested in cities, exploring scale in buildings, inthe space between them and in their details. It asks how scalemakes a difference. Travelling from Detroit to Chandigarh, via New York, London,Paris, Rome and Doha, Tim Makower explores cities with theanalytical eye of a designer and with the experiential eye of theurban dweller. Looking at historic cities, he asks what is goodabout them: what can we learn from the old to inform the new? Thebook zooms in from the macro scale of surfing Google Earth to micromoments such as finding fossils in a weathered wall. It examinesthe dynamics and movement patterns of cities, the making of streetsand skylines, the formation of thresholds and facades, and it alsotouches on the process of design and the importance of drawing. Asthe book's title, Touching the City, suggests, it alsoemphasises the tactile – that the city is indeed somethingphysical, something we can touch and be touched by, alive and everchanging.
Thoughts on Urban Scale
Author: Timothy Makower
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Author: Royal Institute of British Architects
This book offers a comprehensive overview of the intellectual developments in urban conservation. The authors offer unique insights from UNESCO's World Heritage Centre and the book is richly illustrated with colour photographs. Examples are drawn from urban heritage sites worldwide from Timbuktu to Liverpool to demonstrate key issues and best practice in urban conservation today. The book offers an invaluable resource for architects, planners, surveyors and engineers worldwide working in heritage conservation, as well as for local authority conservation officers and managers of heritage sites.
Managing Heritage in an Urban Century
Author: Francesco Bandarin,Ron van Oers
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Over 300 works from one of Britian's key activists in post-war urban design.
visions of urban design
Author: David Gosling
Publisher: John Wiley & Son Ltd
This anthology presents a range of interdisciplinary explorations into the urban environment, through film, photography, digital imagery, maps and signage. Contributors examine our fascination with the city through the history of art and architecture, urban studies, environmental studies, cultural geography and screen studies. Bringing together a wide spectrum of urban contexts, Visualizing the City's diverse essays explore visual representations of urbanism and modernity reflected through the prism of global cultures using an engaging variety of methods and texts.
Author: Alan R. Marcus,Dietrich Neumann
Category: Social Science
a contextual approach to building in an urban setting
Author: Anthony Tugnutt,Mark Robertson
Publisher: Mitchell Pub.
Publisher: Hyperion Books
"In Detail, High-Density Housing" presents international projects documenting the breadth and complexity of the task from housing model to floor plan design, access, private outdoor spaces and flexible uses to economic and efficient building systems. The outstanding architectural and constructional quality of the housing ensembles is revealed in the uniform depiction of plans and in large-scale detail drawings. In the introductory contributions, experts shed a light on current developments and analyze design concepts. Given the density and detail of information, this volume is an indispensable reference source for all urban designers.
concepts, planning, construction
Author: Christian Schittich