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Curve possibilities and problems with deviating from the straight in architecture




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Genere:Libro
Lingua: Inglese
Editore:

Routledge

Pubblicazione: 04/2019
Edizione: 1° edizione





Note Editore

Each of these Analysing Architecture Notebooks is devoted to a particular theme in understanding the rich and varied workings of architecture. They can be thought of as addenda to the foundation volume Analysing Architecture, which first appeared in 1997 and has subsequently been enlarged in three further editions. Examining these extra themes as a series of Notebooks, rather than as additional chapters in future editions, allows greater space for more detailed exploration of a wider variety of examples, whilst avoiding the risk of the original book becoming unwieldy. Curve is a divisive issue in architecture. Some see curves as expensive and decadent; others as an expression of transcendence – a way that the human mind can express its freedom from quotidian constraints. Yet others use curves to emulate some of the most beautiful forms in nature. This Notebook considers the various authorities to which architects look for the generation of their curves. It also considers the aspirations curves manifest in architectural form.




Sommario

Preface. Introduction – Instruments of Curvature. Architecture’s Innate Orthogonality. The Ever-Present Melody. Movement Curves. Structural Curves. Curves from Straight Lines. Curves from Nature. Orchestrating Curves. Endword. Bibliography. Index.




Autore

Simon Unwin is Emeritus Professor of Architecture at the University of Dundee in Scotland. Although retired, he continues to teach at the Welsh School of Architecture in Cardiff University, Wales, where he taught for many years. His books are used in schools of architecture around the world and have been translated into various languages.







Altre Informazioni

ISBN:

9781138045958

Condizione: Nuovo
Collana: Analysing Architecture Notebooks
Dimensioni: 9.25 x 6.25 in
Formato: Brossura
Illustration Notes:482 b/w images, 6 halftones and 476 line drawings
Pagine Arabe: 192






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