Diagrams of Architecture: AD Reader / Edition 1

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Overview

Since the 1980s, the diagram has become a preferred method for researching, communicating, theorising and making architectural designs, ideas and projects. Thus the rise of the diagram, as opposed to the model or the drawing, is one of the most significant new developments in the process of design in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. The Diagrams of Architecture is the first anthology to represent - through texts and diagrams - the histories, theories, and futures of architecture through the diagram.

Spanning the prehistoric to the parametric, The Diagrams of Architecture illustrates over 300 diagrams and brings together 25 previously published and newly commissioned essays from leading international academics, architects, theorists and professional experts. These combine to define the past and future of the diagram's discourse. Prefaced with a critical introduction by Mark Garcia, each text investigates a central concept or dimension of the diagram ranging from sociocultural studies, science, philosophy, technology, CAD/CAM, computing and cyberspace and virtual/digital design to methodology, environment/sustainability and phenomenological, poetic and art architecture; as well as interior, urban, engineering, interactive and landscape design.

The first critical, multidisciplinary book on the history, theory and futures of the architectural diagram.

Includes seminal articles on the diagram from the history and theory of architecture such as those by Peter Eisenman, Sanford Kwinter, MVRDV, Lars Spuybroek, UNStudio and Anthony Vidler.

Features 14 newly commissioned articles by leading architects and theorists, including Charles Jencks, Hanif Kara, Patrik Schumacher, Neil Spiller, Leon van Schaik and Alejandro Zaera-Polo and two new interviews with Will Alsop and Bernard Tschumi.

Includes a full-colour critical collection of over 300 of the most significant and original diagrams, many of which are previously unpublished, in the history of architecture from around the world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470519455
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/15/2010
  • Series: AD Reader Series , #1
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,459,375
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

MARK GARCIA is the Research Co-ordinator and an MPhil/PhD Supervisor in the Department of Architecture at the Royal College of Art (RCA). Mark has worked for Branson Coates Architecture and has held academic research posts at St Antony’s College (Oxford University) and the Department of Industrial Design Engineering (Royal College of Art), as well as lecturing in Universities across Japan, Switzerland and the UK. Mark is guest-editor of AD Architextiles, November, 2006 (John Wiley & Sons Ltd) and AD Patterns of Architecture, November, 2009 (John Wiley & Sons Ltd).

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Diagrams 8

Introduction: Histories and Theories of the Diagrams of Architecture Mark Garcia 18

Part I Histories and Theories of the Diagrams of Architecture 46

Part I: Diagrams

Diagrams of Diagrams: Architectural Abstraction and Modern Representation Anthony Vidler 54

Scientific Management and the Birth of the Functional Diagram Hyungmin Pai 64

Urban Diagrams and Urban Modelling David Grahame Shane 80

Dummy Text, or the Diagrammatic Basis of Contemporary Architecture Robert E Somol 88

Diagram: An Original Scene of Writing Peter Eisenman 92

Poetics of the Ideogram Leon van Schaik 104

Diagrams in Multisensory and Phenomenological Architecture Joy Monice Malnar Frank Vodvarka 112

The Hammer and the Song Sanford Kwinter 122

Part II Multidisciplinary Dimensions of the Diagrams of Architecture 128

Part II: Diagrams

Diagramming the Interior Mark Taylor 134

Diagrams in Landscape Architecture Jacky Bowring Simon Swaffield 142

Inhabiting the Forest of Symbols: From Diagramming the City to the City as Diagram Brian McGrath 152

Diagrams and their Future in Urban Design Peter A Hall 162

Diagrams in Structural Engineering: Applied Diagrams - Engineering Precision Hanif Kara 170

Spatial Notation and the Magical Operations of Collage in the Post-Digital Age Neil Spiller 178

Part III Architects of the Diagrams of Architecture 186

Part III: Diagrams

The Diagrams of Bernard Tschumi Bernard Tschumi Mark Garcia 194

The Diagram and the Becoming Unmotivated of the Sign Peter Eisenman 204

Expressive Abstractions: The Diagrams of Will Alsop Will Alsop interviewed Will Alsop Mark Garcia 214

Diagrams Ben van Berkel Caroline Bos 222

Diagramming the Contemporary: OMA's Little Helper in the Quest for the New Wouter Deen Udo Garritzmann 228

Between Ideas and Matters: Icons, Indexes, Diagrams, Drawings and Graphs Alejandro Zaera-Polo 236

Metacity/Datatown Winy Maas 244

Atlas of Novel Tectonics Jesse Reiser Nanako Umemoto 250

Parametric Diagrams Patrik Schumacher 260

NOX Diagrams Lars Spuybroek 270

Part IV Epilogues 282

Part IV: Diagrams

Architectural Evolution: The Pulsations of Time Charles Jencks 288

Epilogue: (A Beginning of other Diagrams of Architecture and the Futures of the Diagrams of Architecture) Mark Garcia 310

Select Bibliography 317

Index 318

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