ISBN-10:
0419236007
ISBN-13:
9780419236009
Pub. Date:
03/28/2002
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Artists' Impressions in Architectural Design / Edition 1

Artists' Impressions in Architectural Design / Edition 1

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Overview

People have always been fascinated with how an intended building will look. Clearly, architects' clients will have a vested interest in seeing impressions of their buildings before construction begins. However, members of the public have always expressed a desire to find out what is proposed for their town, village or city. In addition, artists' impressions have been extensively used to gain support for building projects in terms of publicity and fund raising; and as illustrations for articles about the construction industry and the history of architecture. Understanding how buildings are envisioned is central to people's view of architectural design. Artists' Impressions in Architectural Design looks at the the ways in which architects have represented their designs for clients and the public, both historically and contemporarily. It covers the period from the 15th to the 21st century. Featuring some of the best known buildings by the best known architects; this book places the exciting technological development of today in context with the rich historical heritage of the past.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780419236009
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/28/2002
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Bob Giddings, is Research Director and Head of Postgraduate Studies in the School of the Built Environment at the University of Northmbria at Newcastle upon Tyne. He has been a practising architect for nearly twenty years and has worked on a considerable variety of building projects. Margaret Horne, is a Chartered Information Systems Practitioner with over 30 years computing experience. She has lectured in universities around the world, teaching applications of information technology to built environment staff and students.

Table of Contents

1. Context and Introduction
2. Theory and Ideas about Envisioning Buildings
3. Historical Methods
4. Artists' Pictures
5. Two Dimensional Drawings
6. Three Dimensional Drawings
7. Thin Straight Lines
8. Realistic Impressions
9. Models
10. Computer Aided Design
11. Virtual Reality
12. Where Next? Ideas and Conclusions
References
Index

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