The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture

Author: James Stevens Curl
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199674981
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Covers all periods of western architectural history including biographies of architects and others who have made significant contributions to the field of architecture.

Action Art

Author: John Gray
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313289166
Format: PDF, ePub
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Some 3600 print and media sources document avant-garde artists' performance from 1909 to 1975, with emphasis on 115 individual artists and groups.

Ways to Study and Research Urban Architectural and Technical Design

Author: T.M. de Jong
Publisher: IOS Press
ISBN: 1614991804
Format: PDF, Mobi
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How can we develop a scientific basis for architectural, urban and technical design? When can a design be labelled as scientific output, comparable with a scientific report? What are the similarities and dis-similarities between design and empirical research, and between design research, typological research, design study and study by design? Is there a need for a particular methodology for design driven study and research? With these questions in mind, more than forty members of the Faculty of Architecture of the Delft University of Technology have described their ways of study and research. Each chapter shows the objectives, the methodology and its implementation in search for a deeper knowledge of design processes and an optimal quality of the design itself. The authors - among them architects, urban planners, social scientists, lawyers, technicians and information scientists – have widely differing backgrounds. Nevertheless, they share a great deal. The central focus is a better understanding of design processes, design tools and the effects of design interventions on issues such as utility, aesthetics meaning, sustainability and feasibility.

Spanish Design and Architecture

Author: Emma D. Coad
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Shows Spanish designs for posters, illustrations, furniture, buildings, jewelry, and fashion

Dictionary of Architecture and Building Construction

Author: Nikolas Davies
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136410252
Format: PDF, Kindle
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With more than 20,000 words and terms individually defined, the Dictionary offers huge coverage for anyone studying or working in architecture, construction or any of the built environment fields. The innovative and detailed cross-referencing system allows readers to track down elusive definitions from general subject headings. Starting from only the vaguest idea of the word required, a reader can quickly track down precisely the term they are looking for. The book is illustrated with stunning drawings that provide a visual as well as a textual definition of both key concepts and subtle differences in meaning. Davies and Jokiniemi's work sets a new standard for reference books for all those interested in the buildings that surround us. To browse the book and to see how this title is an invaluable resource for both students and professionals alike, visit