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Author Weston, Richard, 1953-

Title 100 ideas that changed architecture / Richard Weston.

Imprint London : Laurence King, 2011.

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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    720.9 WES    Available
Description 216 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 27 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 210-211) and index.
Contents Fireplace -- Floor -- Wall -- Column and beam -- Door -- Window -- Brick -- Staircase -- Classical orders -- Arch -- Vault -- Dome -- Arcade -- Courtyard -- Atrium -- Platform -- Basilica --- Humanism -- Proportion -- Form -- Ornament -- Ideal -- Module -- Grid -- Symmetry -- Commodity, firmness, and delight -- Particularity -- Architect -- Orthographic projection -- Perspective projection -- Composition -- Utopia -- Style -- Palladianism -- Corridor -- Primitive hut -- Genius loci -- Scenography -- Picturesque -- Gothic revival -- Beaux-arts -- Iron -- Steel -- Glass -- Roof lighting -- Structural frame -- Central heating -- Electric lighting -- The elevator -- Reinforced concrete -- Art of building -- Tectonic form -- Polychromy -- Conservation -- Empathy -- Air conditioning -- Form follows function -- Zeitgeist -- Space -- Modernity -- In the nature of materials -- Cladding -- Organic architecture -- Ornament is crime -- Free plan -- Architectural promenade -- Five points of a new architecture -- Abstraction -- Transparency -- Axonometric projection -- Collage -- Layering -- International style -- Less is more -- Regionalism -- Flexibility -- Beton brut -- Morphology -- Additive composition -- Servant and served spaces -- Postmodernism -- Complexity and contradiction -- Shed -- Type -- Context -- Place -- Phenomenology -- Skin -- Computer-aided design -- Rainscreen cladding -- Community architecture -- Universal design -- Design and build -- Passive design -- Sustainability -- Deconstruction -- Bigness -- Fold -- Parametric design -- Everyday.
Summary This inspiring book chronicles the most influential ideas that have shaped architecture. Entertaining and intelligent, it provides a concise history of the subject, and is also a fascinating resource to dip into. Arranged in a broadly chronological order to show the development of architecture, the ideas that comprise the book include innovative and influential concepts, technologies, techniques and movements. Each idea is presented through interesting text and arresting visuals, and explores when the idea first evolved and the subsequent impact it has had up to the present day. -- Book Description.
Subject Architecture -- History.
Architecture -- Forms.
Architecture -- Style.
Added Title One hundred ideas that changed architecture
ISBN 1856697320
9781856697323

 
    
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