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Ornament : the politics of architecture and subjectivity

Author: Antoine Picon
Publisher: Chichester : Wiley, ©2013.
Series: AD primers, [8]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Over the last decade or so, the widespread adoption of digital techniques have greatly expanded the possibilities of applying ornament in design. As well as looking at the c topic of ornament, the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Antoine Picon
ISBN: 9781119965947 1119965942 9781119965954 1119965950 9781118587539 1118587537 9781118658321 1118658329 9781118588239 1118588231 9781118588246 111858824X
OCLC Number: 863959718
Description: 168 p. : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Architecture as Ornament? 009 Chapter 1: A Problematic Return 017 The Ornamental Revival in Contemporary Architecture 019 Textures, Patterns and Topology: A Different Ornament 027 The Subjective and the Political 047 Chapter 2: Ornament and Subjectivity 059 The Visage of Architecture 060 The Architect between Rules and Invention 062 Artists, Craftsmen and the Fabrication of Ornament 073 From Clients to Passer-By 082 Industrialisation and the Ornamental Impulse 090 The Ghost of ornament 097 Chapter 3: Politics of Ornament 103 From Economics to Politics 103 Communication and Style 106 The Power of Architectural Decor 122 Chapter 4: Reinventing the Meaning of Ornament 129 A New Architectural Subject 129 Political Uncertainties 144 Meaning and Symbols 145 Bibliography 157 Index 163 Picture Credits 167
Series Title: AD primers, [8]
Responsibility: Antoine Picon.

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