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Companion to Contemporary Architectural Thought

Author: Ben Farmer; Dr Hentie J Louw; Hentie Louw; Adrian Napper
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Series: Routledge Companion Encyclopedias.
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Architecture has attracted increasing worldwide attention in recent years, not only because of its cultural significance but also because of concern over the performance and resource implications of buildings. 101 in-depth articles by international scholars and practitioners bring the subject into focus by examining issues from various viewpoints. Please contact your representative for a leaflet detailing full  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Farmer, Ben.
Companion to Contemporary Architectural Thought.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Farmer; Dr Hentie J Louw; Hentie Louw; Adrian Napper
ISBN: 9780203168578 0203168577
OCLC Number: 826494845
Notes: 40. Architectural history and archaeology: an understanding relationship?: Peter Fowler.
Description: 1 online resource (672 pages).
Contents: Front Cover; Companion to Contemporary Architectural Thought; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; Part 1: Introduction; 1. The nature of architecture: Patrick Nuttgens; 2. The temple or the cathedral: the search for spirituality in architecture, from the Renaissance to the present day: Mark Dudek; 3. Buildings as social objects: Thomas A. Markus; 4. Needs and means: Ben Farmer; 5. In praise of the house that Anon built: Hugh Casson; Part 2: Responses; 2.1 Response to people; 6. Patronage and professionalism: Bruce Allsopp. 7. Urban space design and social life: Suzanne H. Crowhurst Lennard and Henry L. Lennard8. Architecture and people: Steven Tiesdell and Taner Oc; 9. Housing as if people mattered: Stuart Cameron; 10. An architect for the poor: Chris Abel; 11. Informal housing and the barefoot architect: Jorge Anzorena; 12. Development within development: user extensions of five-storey walk-up housing in Cairo: Hala Kardash and Nicholas Wilkinson; 2.2 Response to place; 13. Landscape and architecture: Jay Appleton; 14. The traditional buildings of Cumbria: Ronald Brunskill. 15. Harmonizing the human habitat: Barrie B. Creenbie2.3 Response to routes; 16. Routes and settlement patterns: Patsy Healey and Ali Madani Pour; 17. Transport in cities: Hartmut H. Topp; 18. Walkability: a prerequisite for liveable cities: Dietrich Carbrecht; 19. The discipline of the route: Tom Ellis; 20. Aalto's approach to movement and circulation: Steven Croak; Part 3: Influences; 3.1 Influence of society; 21. Buildings and Society: Anthony D. King; 22. Temples in China: Evelyn Lip; 23. Client, community and climate: Byker --
a case study: Ben Farmer. 24. Privacy as a culturally related factor in built form: Miles Danby25. The Scottishness of Scottish architecture: Charles McKean; 26. Russian Revolution: politics or art?: Bill Risebero; 3.2 Influence of function; 27. 'Commoditie': Ben Farmer; 28. The vision, the potential and the virtual reality: technologies to inform architectural design: Roger Day and James Powell; 29. The building skin: scientific principle versus conventional wisdom: Michael Wigginton; 3.3 Architectural precedent; 30. What makes the past matter?: David Lowenthal; 31. Tradition and innovation. 32. The history of a rupture: Latin American architecture seen from Latin America: Ramon Gutierrez33. Is there a modern vernacular?: Michael Manser; 34. A living tradition?: Romanian vernacular architecture: Jennifer Scarce; 35. A living tradition?: Greek vernacular architecture: Dimitri Philippides; 36. A living tradition?: Maltese vernacular architecture: Denis De Lucca; 37. The temple of Solomon and its influence on Jevvish, Christian and Islamic architectural thought: Joseph Gutmann; 38. A horn of plenty: James Stevens Curl; 39. The uses of architectural history today: Derek Linstrum.
Series Title: Routledge Companion Encyclopedias.

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Architecture has attracted increasing worldwide attention in recent years, not only because of its cultural significance but also because of concern over the performance and resource implications of buildings. 101 in-depth articles by international scholars and practitioners bring the subject into focus by examining issues from various viewpoints. Please contact your representative for a leaflet detailing full contents and contributors. It also includes sample pages and several illustrations from the book.

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