A unique graphical guide for using architectural terminology tojump-start the design process
This design studio companion presents architectural terms withspecial emphasis on using these terms to generate design ideas. Ithighlights the architectural thinking behind the terminology andhelps readers gain a thorough understanding of space and form.Featuring double-page spreads with over 190 illustrated entries,the book fully explores, analyzes, and cross-references keyelements and techniques used in architecture and interior design.Each entry first defines the common meaning of the term, then goeson to discuss in detail its generative possibilities. Scenariosinvolving the use of a design principle, or the way it might beexperienced, further aid students in developing strategies fortheir own design.
In addition, Language of Space and Form:
- Divides entries into five categories for quick access toconcepts, including process and generation, organization andordering, operation and experience, objects and assemblies, andrepresentation and communication
- Addresses studio practice from the ground up, encouragingreaders to develop creativity and critical thinking as they developa design process
- Offers supplemental online learning resources, includingexercises that correspond to the book
A must-have reference for professionals and students inarchitecture and interior design, Language of Space and Form isdestined to become a classic introduction to design thinking.
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.80(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.93(d)|
About the Author
James Eckler is the Architecture Program Director of theMarywood University School of Architecture. He coordinates,develops, and teaches both the first-year foundation design and thedigital media curriculum. In addition to teaching, Professor Eckleris actively engaged in research concerning the culture of place inthe urban environment and architecture's role in the development ofcommunity.
Table of Contents
A Note to Students on the Design Process and the Role ofWords.
Terms of Process & Generation.
Terms of Organization & Ordering.
Terms of Operation & Experience.
Terms of Objects & Assembles.
Terms of Representation & Communication.