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Architects : portraits of a practice

Author: Thomas Yarrow
Publisher: Ithaca, New York : Cornell University Press, 2019 ©2019
Series: Expertise (Ithaca, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book portrays the lives and work of 10 architects who comprise the Millar Howard Workshop architectural firm based in the Cotswolds in the United Kingdom. Focusing on their activities and their work environment, Yarrow's book is narrative driven, full of stories of anxiety, exhilaration, hope, idealism, friendship, conflict and its resolution, and the many personal commitments that propel the acts of  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Yarrow, Thomas, 1977- author.
Architects
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2019
(DLC) 2019008900
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Yarrow
ISBN: 9781501738494 1501738496
OCLC Number: 1128665692
Description: ix, 283 pages illustrations 23 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. 1 The Office --
Arrival --
Spaces Between --
Understanding Architecture --
A Particular Kind of Practice --
Openings --
Listen: First Impressions of the Office --
pt. 2 Lives --
Between Person and Profession --
Questions of Vocation --
Listen: The Greedy Profession --
Personal Vision --
Listen: Myths of Origin --
Designing and Making --
Building Friendship --
Starting to Doubt --
Reflection: Architectural Lives --
pt. 3 Designs --
A Feel for Place --
Sites of Design --
Dripping with History --
Site Stories --
Between Reality and Possibility --
Between Intuition and Exploration --
Acts of Design --
Design Tools --
Digital Romantics --
Between Architect and Client --
Listen: Channeling or Imposing Ideas? --
Between One and One Another --
Friends, Colleagues, Competitors --
Deadlines --
Magic Moments --
Listen: Creative Time --
Reflection: Creativity and Its Limits --
Interlude: Two Kinds of Uncertainty --
Listen: Angst in Architecture --
pt. 4 Pragmatics --
Petrified Drawing --
Between Concept and Plan --
Coming into Focus --
Listen: Cost and Design --
Where Knowledge Meets --
Problem Solving --
Formality and Informality --
At the Limits of the Contract --
Disentanglement --
Safe Hands --
Professionalism --
Listen: Control and Creativity --
Time Frame --
Rhythms of Work --
Listen: Blocked --
Reflection: Making Things as They Are --
pt. 5 Practical Completion --
Knowledge at Its Limits --
Architectural Expertise --
Everyday Possibilities --
Coda: An Argument for Description.
Series Title: Expertise (Ithaca, N.Y.)
Responsibility: Thomas Yarrow.

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What is creativity? What is the relationship between work life and personal life? How is it possible to live truthfully in a world of contradiction and compromise? These deep and deeply personal  Read more...

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