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Elements of architecture

Author: Rem KoolhaasJames WestcottStephan PetermannBen DavisTom AvermaeteAll authors
Publisher: Köln, Germany : Taschen gmbh, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Elements of Architecture' focuses on the fragments of the rich and complex architectural collage. Window, facade, balcony, corridor, fireplace, stair, escalator, elevator: The book seeks to excavate the micro-narratives of building detail. The result is no single history, but rather the web of origins, contaminations, similarities, and differences in architectural evolution, including the influence of technological  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rem Koolhaas; James Westcott; Stephan Petermann; Ben Davis; Tom Avermaete; Rebecca Bego; Anna Shefelbine
ISBN: 3836556146 9783836556149
OCLC Number: 1080221269
Language Note: Translated from German.
Notes: International Architectural Exhibition (14th, 2014, Venice, Italy).
Description: 2333 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: "Floor, ceiling, roof, door, wall, stair, toilet, window, façade, balcony, corridor, fireplace, ramp, escalator, elevator" --
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Responsibility: Rem Koolhas ; editors in chief, James Westcott, Stephan Petermann; editors, Ben Davis [and 6 others]; contributors, Tom Avermaete [and 9 others]; associated editors, Rebecca Bego [and 5 others]; translator, Anna Shefelbine.

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This collection is a look through the microscope at the real fundamentals of our buildings, revealing the essential design techniques used by any architect, anywhere, anytime. Conceived by Rem  Read more...

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