The Fundamentals of Architecture (Second Edition) / Edition 2

The Fundamentals of Architecture (Second Edition) / Edition 2

by Lorraine Farrelly
     
 

ISBN-10: 2940411751

ISBN-13: 9782940411757

Pub. Date: 08/01/2012

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Architecture is one of the most accessible and involving forms of art; a building or space is a physical presence that defines everyday experiences, affects mood, and becomes part of collective memory and cultural identity. An essential introduction, The Fundamentals of Architecture gives a comprehensive and engaging overview of architecture in its entirety,

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Overview

Architecture is one of the most accessible and involving forms of art; a building or space is a physical presence that defines everyday experiences, affects mood, and becomes part of collective memory and cultural identity. An essential introduction, The Fundamentals of Architecture gives a comprehensive and engaging overview of architecture in its entirety, from creation to construction.

Beginning with a fascinating chapter on the history of architecture including a timeline of architectural influences, this new edition contains in-depth case studies, practical projects and carefully selected imagery. Alongside many images of recognizable and iconic buildings are lesser known examples of striking architectural design. All stages of the architectural process are considered, making this the perfect guide for anyone with an interest in architecture.

International examples range from cathedrals to airports; from La Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris to the Duomo in Florence; a conference centre in Glasgow to the Château de Versailles; the Reichstag Dome in Berlin to Kidosaki House in Tokyo; Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona to the Penguin Pool at London Zoo.

Eminent architects, from the classics to modern masters, are profiled next to their most famous works. Featured architects include: Filippo Brunelleschi,  Antoni Gaudi, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier, Carlo Scarpa, Norman Foster, Zaha Hadid, Peter Zumthor, Louis Kahn and Richard Rogers.

Case studies span redesigning a university campus; designing a pavilion for the Shanghai Expo; reconstructing a museum; renovating an historic building; integrating with an urban landscape.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9782940411757
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
08/01/2012
Series:
Fundamentals Series
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
377,184
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Placing Architecture                        

Site

Place and space                                                 

City context                                                          

Landscape context                                             

 

Chapter 2: History and Precedent                   

Timeline                                                               

Ancient world                                                      

Medieval world                                                   

Renaissance                                                       

Baroque and Enlightenment                            

Modernism                                                          

 

Chapter 3: Construction                                     

Materials                                                              

Elements                                                              

Structure                                                               

Prefabrication                                                     

Innovation                                                            

 

Chapter 4: Representation                                               

Sketch                                                                   

Scale                                                                     

Orthographic                                                       

Perspective                                                          

CAD drawing                                                       

3D images                                                                   

Physical modelling                                           

Presentation                                                        

Portfolio                                                   

 

Chapter 5: Ideas                                                 

Form follows function                                        

Function follows form                                        

Morphology                                                         

Monumentalism                                                 

Zeitgeist                                                                

 

Chapter 6 Realization                                       

Project timeline                                                   

The project                                                           

Contributors and their roles                              

The brief                                                                               

The concept                                                         

Site analysis                                                        

The design process                                           

Detail development                                           

The finished building

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