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Picon, Antoine

Works: 177 works in 491 publications in 4 languages and 6,593 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Encyclopedias  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Director, Other, Publishing director, Thesis advisor, Opponent, Commentator, Interviewee, Contributor, wpr
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Most widely held works by Antoine Picon
Ornament : the politics of architecture and subjectivity by Antoine Picon( )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once condemned by Modernism and compared to a 'crime' by Adolf Loos, ornament has made a spectacular return in contemporary architecture. This is typified by the works of well-known architects such as Herzog & de Meuron, Sauerbruch Hutton, Farshid Moussavi Architecture and OMA. There is no doubt that these new ornamental tendencies are inseparable from innovations in computer technology. The proliferation of developments in design software has enabled architects to experiment afresh with texture, colour, pattern and topology. Though inextricably linked with digital tools and culture, Ant
Smart cities : a spatialised intelligence by Antoine Picon( )

15 editions published in 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As cities compete globally, the Smart City has been touted as the important new strategic driver for regeneration and growth. Smart Cities are employing information and communication technologies in the quest for sustainable economic development and the fostering of new forms of collective life. This has made the Smart City an essential focus for engineers, architects, urban designers, urban planners, and politicians, as well as businesses such as CISCO, IBM and Siemens. Despite its broad appeal, few comprehensive books have been devoted to the subject so far, and even fewer have tried to relate it to cultural issues and to assume a truly critical stance by trying to decipher its consequences on urban space and experience. This cultural and critical lens is all the more important as the Smart City is as much an ideal permeated by Utopian beliefs as a concrete process of urban transformation. This ideal possesses a strong self-fulfilling character: our cities will become 'Smart' because we want them to. This book opens with an examination of the technological reality on which Smart Cities are built, from the chips and sensors that enable us to monitor what happens within the infrastructure to the smartphones that connect individuals. Through these technologies, the urban space appears as activated, almost sentient. This activation generates two contrasting visions: on the one hand, a neo-cybernetic ambition to steer the city in the most efficient way; and on the other, a more bottom-up, participative approach in which empowered individuals invent new modes of cooperation. A thorough analysis of these two trends reveals them to be complementary. The Smart City of the near future will result from their mutual adjustment. In this process, urban space plays a decisive role. Smart Cities are contemporary with a 'spatial turn' of the digital. Based on key technological developments like geo-localisation and augmented reality, the rising importance of space explains the strategic role of mapping in the evolution of the urban experience. Throughout this exploration of some of the key dimensions of the Smart City, this book constantly moves from the technological to the spatial as well as from a critical assessment of existing experiments to speculations on the rise of a new form of collective intelligence. In the future, cities will become smarter in a much more literal way than what is often currently assumed.--
Architecture and the sciences : exchanging metaphors( )

19 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since antiquity, the sciences have served as a source of images and metaphors for architecture and have had a direct influence on the shaping of built space. In recent years, architects have been looking again at science as a source of inspiration in the production of their designs and constructions. This volume evaluates the interconnections between the sciences and architecture from both historical and contemporary perspectives. Architecture and the Sciences shows how scientific paradigms have migrated to architecture through the appropriation of organic and mechanical models. Conversely, architecture has provided images for scientific and technological discourse. Accordingly, this volume investigates the status of the exchanges between the two domains."--
French architects and engineers in the Age of Enlightenment by Antoine Picon( Book )

31 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The professions of architect and engineer, which had maintained very close links since the time of the Renaissance, became increasingly isolated from one another in France during the course of the eighteenth century, the 'Age of the Enlightenment'. This book analyses the meaning of this gradual mutual isolation, the consequences of which can still be felt at a variety of different levels, and offers a unique insight in English to the teaching and practice of architects such as Jacques-Francois Blondel and Pierre Patte, and engineers such as Jean-Rodolphe Perronet and Gaspard-Riche de Prony. The text of the book is clear and easily comprehensible, and presents a fully accessible account of this key period in the development of architectural achievement and debate."--
Digital property : open-source architecture by Wendy W Fok( )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Even more than authorship, ownership is challenged by the rise of digital and computational methods of design and production. These challenges are simultaneously legal, ethical and economic. How are new methods of fabrication and manufacture going to irreversibly change not only ways of working, but also designers ethics and their stance on ownership? In his 2013 second-term State of the Union address, President Obama stated that 3D printing has the potential to revolutionize the way we make almost everything. Nowhere will the impact of 3D printing be felt greater than in the architectural and design communities. When anyone can print out an object or structure from a digital file, will designers still exert the same creative rights or will they need to develop new practice and payment models? As architecture becomes more collaborative with open-source processes, will the emphasis on signature as the basis of ownership remain relevant? How will wider teams working globally be accredited and compensated? This issue of AD explores this subject; it features the work of designers who are developing wholly new approaches to practice by exploring means of commercialising process-based products rather than objects."--Back cover
Dictionnaire des utopies by Michèle Riot-Sarcey( Book )

25 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in French and Undetermined and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Présentation alphabétique, sous la forme d'articles thématiques et synthétiques, des différentes utopies apparues au cours de l'histoire : les oeuvres littéraires (Platon, Thomas More, Aldous Huxley), les expériences vécues (les phalanstères de Fourier, la Commune de Paris, l'école du Bauhaus), ainsi que des réalisations architecturales, urbanistiques, scientifiques ou techniques
Claude Perrault, 1613-1688, ou, La curiosité d'un classique by Antoine Picon( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in French and Italian and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Digital culture in architecture : an introduction for the design professions by Antoine Picon( Book )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Today's explosive developments in digital architecture have affected architecture and the urban landscape. Computer-aided design and digital simulation have led to new forms as well as to an increasingly strategic approach to architecture and urban development. From the preliminary sketch all the way to the production of building components, digital tools offer new possibilities that were still inconceivable just a few years ago. These new possibilities raise also numerous questions regarding the challenges that await the architectural discipline."--Jacket
L'art de l'ingénieur : constructeur, entrepreneur, inventeur by Antoine Picon( Book )

16 editions published in 1997 in French and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'invention de l'ingénieur moderne : l'École des ponts et chaussées : 1747-1851 by Antoine Picon( Book )

22 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"À la charnière des XVIIIe et XIXe siècles, l'apparition de l'ingénieur moderne peut être étudiée sous plusieurs angles. Elle correspond tout d'abord à l'émergence d'un milieu professionnel animé d'une ambition de transformation globale du monde. Ce milieu va se réclamer progressivement des sciences en redéfinissant le rapport qu'elles entretiennent avec la réalité. Il se réfère ce faisant à des nouveaux modèles qui doivent orienter son action. Centré sur l'École et le corps des Ponts et Chaussées, ce qui n'exclut pas de nombreux développements sur les institutions et les corporations rivales, l'ouvrage d'Antoine Picon analyse ces différentes composantes d'une même évolution. Les origines sociales et le discours tenu par les futurs ingénieurs des Ponts, les progrès de la science de l'ingénieur, les projets qu'ils réalisent, sont tour à tour abordés. À travers l'histoire d'une école et d'un corps confrontés au passage à l'âge classique à l'ère industrielle, c'est tout un pan de notre modernité technologique qui s'éclaire du même coup."--
L'ingénieur artiste : dessins anciens de l'Ecole des ponts et chaussées by Antoine Picon( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in French and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les saint-simoniens : raison, imaginaire et utopie by Antoine Picon( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De l'espace au territoire : l'aménagement en France XVIe - XXe siècles by Marc Desportes( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in French and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La formation polytechnicienne : 1794-1994( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in French and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le dessus des cartes : un atlas parisien by Antoine Picon( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Paris des polytechniciens : des ingénieurs dans la ville, 1794-1994 by Délégation à l'action artistique de la ville de Paris( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in French and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'aventure du balnéaire : La Grande Motte de Jean Balladur by Claude Prélorenzo( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un ingénieur des Lumières, Emiland-Marie Gauthey( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in French and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lightfall : genealogy of a museum : Herta and Paul Amir Building, Tel Aviv Museum of Art by Preston Scott Cohen( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For architecture, the Tel Aviv Museum of Arts Paul and Herta Amir Building provides a new spatial and tectonic paradigm; for museology, it represents a new approach for resolving tensions between divergent cultural agendas. The Tel Aviv Museum of Art is an unusual synthesis of two opposing paradigms of the contemporary museum: the museum of neutral white boxes dedicated to aesthetic contemplation and the museum of architectural spectacle, a site of public excitation. Rather than being concentrated in a grand lobby or atrium, the public spaces of the building are dispersed, becoming sites for artistic interventions. A series of rectangular galleries are organised around the light fall, a twenty-six-meter tall spiraling atrium that organises the building according to multiple axes that deviate significantly from floor to floor. The geometry and organisation of the building stimulates curatorial imagination, proving that architectural and museological space can be simultaneously segregated, contiguous, and synthesised
Le Corbusier et la lampe Gras = Le Corbusier and the Gras lamp by Didier Teissonnière( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in French and Undetermined and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Créée en 1921, la lampe Gras tient une place inédite dans l'histoire du luminaire. D'une conception révolutionnaire et d'une grande sobriété, elle a vocation à satisfaire aussi bien le monde de l'industrie que le secteur tertiaire alors en plein essor. Le jeune Le Corbusier, passionné par la problématique de la lumière, l'adopte et se l'approprie dès le début des années 20. D'une fonctionnalité remarquable, cette lampe répond aussi parfaitement à son besoin de rupture avec la décoration et l'ornement, ce qui amènera l'architecte à l'intégrer dans son atelier de la rue de Sèvres à Paris comme dans son domicile, où elle sert aussi bien à éclairer ses tables de travail que les plateaux de tables de salle à manger. Il l'introduit également dans de nombreuses réalisations : la villa Le Lac (Corseaux, Suisse), la maison La Roche (Paris), la maison Guiette (Anvers), la villa Savoye (Poissy), ainsi que la villa de son amie Eileen Gray à Roquebrune-Cap-Martin
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French architects and engineers in the Age of Enlightenment
French architects and engineers in the Age of EnlightenmentDigital culture in architecture : an introduction for the design professions
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Antoine Picon architetto francese

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Antoine Picon arquitecte francès

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Picon, A.

Picon, A. (Antoine)

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