Design Strategies in Architecture

Design Strategies in Architecture

by Geoffrey H. Baker
     
 

Modern architecture has become extremely complex and its study has been made more difficult by changes in fashion and a proliferation of design modes. In this book, Geoffrey Baker develops a methodology for design analysis that reveals the underlying organization of buildings. Part One explains the nature and role of architecture in a wide-ranging discussion extending… See more details below

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Modern architecture has become extremely complex and its study has been made more difficult by changes in fashion and a proliferation of design modes. In this book, Geoffrey Baker develops a methodology for design analysis that reveals the underlying organization of buildings. Part One explains the nature and role of architecture in a wide-ranging discussion extending from geometry to symbolism. Part Two demonstrates the analytical methodology by reference to cities and works by modern masters such as Aalto, Meier and Stirling. In this second, revised edition, Dr Baker has added a chapter outlining the relationship between some current perceptions of science, art and philosophy, and how these impinge on architecture. The discussion compares Futurism, Constructivism, Suprematisim, High Tech, Deconstruction and the attitude of the avant-garde with the phenomenology of Bachelard and Heiddeger.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780419159506
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/1989
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
11.81(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

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