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.

Writing Design

Words and Objects

Author: Grace Lees-Maffei

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 1847889573

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 4627


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.

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.


Author: Pablo Gonzalez-Fernandez


ISBN: 1411642945


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.

Architectural Philosophy

Author: Andrew Benjamin

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780485004151

Category: Philosophy

Page: 216

View: 7363


Architectural Philosophy is the first book to outline a philosophical account of architecture and to establish the singularity of architectural practice and theory. This dazzling sequence of essays opens out the subject of architecture, touching on issues as wide ranging as the problem of memory and the dystopias of science fiction. Arguing for the indissolubility of form and function, Architectural Philosophy explores both the definition of the site and the possibility of alterity. The analysis of the nature of the present and the complex sructure of repetition allows for the possibility of judgement, a judgement that arises from a reworked politics of architecture.

Theatre: The Rediscovery of Style and Other Writings

Author: Michel Saint-Denis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134058497

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

View: 7590


Michel Saint-Denis was one of twentieth century theatre’s most influential directors and theorists. This book combines his seminal Theatre: The Rediscovery of Style with material from Training for the Theatre, newly edited to create a work which moves seamlessly from theory to practice. Theatre: The Rediscovery of Style collects five of Saint Denis’ key lectures, given during his time in America, and perfectly encompasses his synergy of classical theatre and modern realism Training for the Theatre is a key practical resource for actors, directors and teachers alike. It covers crucial areas such as understanding a play’s context, training schedules, improvisation and dealing with stage space, as well as a section on Saint-Denis’ use of masks in actor training Theatre: The Rediscovery of Style and Other Writings benefits from Jane Baldwin’s new biographical introduction and annotations, that put Saint-Denis into context for a contemporary audience. It brings a wealth of inspirational material both to the rehearsal space and the classroom.

The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design

Author: Graeme Brooker,Lois Weinthal

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472539044

Category: Design

Page: 672

View: 7184


The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design offers a compelling collection of original essays that seek to examine the shifting role of interior architecture and interior design, and their importance and meaning within the contemporary world. Interior architecture and interior design are disciplines that span a complexity of ideas, ranging from human behaviour and anthropology to history and the technology of the future. Approaches to designing the interior are in a constant state of flux, reflecting and adapting to the changing systems of history, culture and politics. It is this process that allows interior design to be used as evidence for identifying patterns of consumption, gender, identity and social issues. The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design provides a pioneering overview of the ideas and arrangements within the two disciplines that make them such important platforms from which to study the way humans interact with the space around them. Covering a wide range of thought and research, the book enables the reader to investigate fully the changing face of interior architecture and interior design, while offering questions about their future trajectory.