Overview

"Values of 'space' are challenged and informed to stimulate a new theoretical and practical approach to design where architectural and urban spaces are treated as psychological, social and cultural phenomena; spaces which accommodate, separate, structure, facilitate, heighten and even celebrate human spatial behaviour." This book will prove fascinating and informative to design students and professionals interested in discovering new approaches to their work.

Audience: Students of architecture. ...

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Language of Space

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Overview

"Values of 'space' are challenged and informed to stimulate a new theoretical and practical approach to design where architectural and urban spaces are treated as psychological, social and cultural phenomena; spaces which accommodate, separate, structure, facilitate, heighten and even celebrate human spatial behaviour." This book will prove fascinating and informative to design students and professionals interested in discovering new approaches to their work.

Audience: Students of architecture. Architecture lecturers and professional architects.

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'A hugely interesting book for both expert and novice alike. This book allows the reader to look at everyday events and meetings in another light. It is well written and highly entertaining'
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136389320
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/15/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • File size: 15 MB
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Meet the Author

Bryan Lawson is a Professor of Architecture at the University of Sheffield. He is however both an architect and a psychologist, which has enabled him to study the nature of the design process.

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Table of Contents

Space as Language; Space and the Human Dimension; Mechanisms of Perceiving Space; Four Ways of Perceiving Space; Space and Distance; Proxemics; The Territory; Space and Time; Recording Space.
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