The Feeling of Things

Author: Adam Caruso

Publisher: Poligrafa Ediciones Sa

ISBN: 9788434311862

Category: Architecture

Page: 93

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Adam Caruso is not only a member, together with Peter St John, of the London-based architecture office Caruso St John but also a prolific author who has focused his thoughts on the practice of architecture and who has taken a new look at some of the leading figures of the so-called “other tradition” in the Modern Movement. In “Sigurd Lewerentz and a material basis for form” (1997), “The Tyranny of the New” (1998), “The Feeling of Things” (1999), “The Emotional City” (2000), and “Towards an Ontology of Construction” (2002), we find a new perception of the radical approach adopted in modern and contemporary architecture.
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Writing Design

Words and Objects

Author: Grace Lees-Maffei

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 1847889573

Category: Art

Page: 288

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How do we learn about the objects that surround us? As well as gathering sensory information by viewing and using objects, we also learn about objects through the written and spoken word - from shop labels to friends' recommendations and from magazines to patents. But, even as design commentators have become increasingly preoccupied with issues of mediation, the intersection of design and language remains under-explored.Writing Design provides a unique examination of what is at stake when we convert the material properties of designed goods into verbal or textual description. Issues discussed include the role of text in informing design consumption, designing with and through language, and the challenges and opportunities raised by design without language. Bringing together a wide range of scholars and practitioners, Writing Design reveals the difficulties, ethics and politics of writing about design.
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Architecture Re-assembled

The Use (and Abuse) of History

Author: Trevor Garnham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134052995

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

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Beginning from the rise of modern history in the eighteenth century, this book examines how changing ideas in the discipline of history itself has affected architecture from the beginning of modernity up to the present day. It reflects upon history in order to encourage and assist the reader in finding well-founded principles for architectural design. This is not simply another history of architecture, nor a ‘history of histories’. Setting buildings in their contemporaneous ideas about history, it spans from Fischer von Erlach to Venturi and Rossi, and beyond to architects working in the fallout from both the Modern Movement – Aalto, Louis Kahn, Aldo van Eyck – and Post-modernism – such as Rafael Moneo and Peter Zumthor. It shows how Soane, Schinkel and Stirling, amongst others, made a meaningful use of history and contrasts this with how a misreading of Hegel has led to an abuse of history and an uncritical flight to the future. This is not an armchair history but a lively discussion of our place between past and future that promotes thinking for making.
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Regard

Author: Pablo Gonzalez-Fernandez

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1411642945

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Page: 163

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Thirteen-year-old Elizabeth is a curious yet reticent girl, awakening instinctually to the details and sensations of the world. The majority of her time spent waiting between incidental events, she sates her curiosity through observation of the things which surround her. With little input from her family or peers and with no distinct passion toward any individual pursuit, she drifts through the events of her days unnoticed and detached. Isolated by her manner in the world, she is able to observe the behaviors of people -encountering humor, loneliness, sexuality, violence, friendship and comfort without distinguishing one from another.
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Japanese Tea Culture

Art, History and Practice

Author: Morgan Pitelka

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134535384

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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From its origins as a distinct set of ritualised practices in the sixteenth century to its international expansion in the twentieth, tea culture has had a major impact on artistic production, connoisseurship, etiquette, food, design and more recently, on notions of Japaneseness. The authors dispel the myths around the development of tea practice, dispute the fiction of the dominance of aesthetics over politics in tea, and demonstrate that writing history has always been an integral part of tea culture.
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Modern Architecture Through Case Studies 1945 to 1990

Author: Peter Blundell Jones,Eamonn Canniffe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135144087

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

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Once again, new interpretations are presented of some of the most famous architecture of the period. Work by lesser-known architects, whose influence and role have been overlooked by conventional histories of the subject, is discussed. The case study structure allows each example to be discussed and used as a springboard to explore different theoretical approaches. Filled with beautiful photographs, plans and architect's drawings, this is a clear and accessible discussion on a period of architecture that engages many questions still under debate in architecture today.
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The lamp of beauty

writings on art

Author: John Ruskin,Joan Evans

Publisher: Phaidon Inc Ltd

ISBN: 9780714833583

Category: Art

Page: 476

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John Ruskin was arguably the most important critic of the 19th century. His influence affected the course of British art and architecture and this book provides in a single volume his finest essays, teachings and appreciations of works of art.
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