Manual: The Architecture of Kieran Timberlake

Manual: The Architecture of Kieran Timberlake

by James Timberlake, Stephen Kieran, Kieran Timberlake Assoc
     
 

Manual is no typical architectural monograph. It is a guidebook to how the successful Philadelphia firm KieranTimberlake builds their buildings. Manual reveals the architect's "trade secrets," opening the firm's files of details to show us how things are made.Anyone who has every looked at a building or a staircase or a shelf and wondered "how did they do that?"

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Manual is no typical architectural monograph. It is a guidebook to how the successful Philadelphia firm KieranTimberlake builds their buildings. Manual reveals the architect's "trade secrets," opening the firm's files of details to show us how things are made.Anyone who has every looked at a building or a staircase or a shelf and wondered "how did they do that?" will find the answer in Manual. By disclosing their design strategies-illustrating them with photographs and detailed working drawings from twenty-nine built projects ranging from houses to schools, KieranTimberlake provides in this unique book a level of understanding not otherwise possible.

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Twenty-nine architectural projects by the Philadelphia firm KieranTimberlake Associates are examined. Three hundred photographs and 250 drawings illustrate details from projects from homes to schools and are accompanied by a small amount of text explaining the architectural reasoning behind the details. The material is organized under the topic headings of framing, hinging, joining, lining, patching, profiling, scaling, selecting, slipping, and weaving. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568983134
Publisher:
Princeton Architectural Press
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 1.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake began their practice in Philadelphia in 1984. They both teach at the University of Pennsylvania.

Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake began their practice in Philadelphia in 1984. They both teach at the University of Pennsylvania.

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