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Spirit of the machine : technology as an inspiration in architectural design

Author: Robert Kronenburg
Publisher: Chichester : Wiley-Academy, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text examines the influence that science and industry has had in the inspiration of design, with particular emphasis on the field of architecture. Using case studies, it explores the expression  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kronenburg, Robert.
Spirit of the machine.
Chichester : Wiley-Academy, 2001
(OCoLC)606576523
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Kronenburg
ISBN: 0471978604 9780471978602
OCLC Number: 46809856
Description: xiv, 114 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Part 1 Technology, Architecture and Meaning 9 --
Controlling technology 12 --
Role of contemporary architecture 20 --
Technological characteristics of architectural form 26 --
Humanistic associations with architecture 31 --
Part 2 Themes in Technologically Inspired Architecture 47 --
Pop architecture 48 --
Pure architecture 55 --
Organic architecture 62 --
Tectonic architecture 67 --
Part 3 Purpose of Technology in Architecture 79 --
Vernacular architecture --
holistic design 91 --
Alternative architecture --
responsive design 96 --
Intuitive architecture --
releasing creativity 100.
Responsibility: Robert Kronenburg.
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.."a delightful book...Kronenburg's illustrations..are fascinating and nearly all new...I would urge all architects and engineers to read this..." (Building Design, 23 November 2001) .".a delightful Read more...

 
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