The Ten Most Influential Buildings in History

Author: Simon Unwin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317483243
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Even the most inventive and revolutionary architects of today owe debts to the past, often to the distant past when architecture really was being invented for the first time. Architects depend on their own imaginations for personal insights and originality but their ideas may be stimulated (consciously or subliminally) by particularly powerful buildings from history. The Ten Most Influential Buildings in History: Architecture’s Archetypes identifies ten architectural archetypes that have been sources of inspiration for architects through the centuries. Each archetype is analysed through distinctive examples, following the methodology established by the author in his previous books. The variety of 'lines of enquiry’ each archetype has provoked in latter-day architects are then explored by analysing their work to reveal ideas inspired by those earlier buildings. Archetypes have a timeless relevance. In adopting this approach, The Ten Most Influential Buildings in History is as pertinent to contemporary practice as it is to understanding buildings from antiquity, and offers insights into the bridges of influence that can operate between the two.

Komplexit t und Widerspruch in der Architektur

Author: Robert Venturi
Publisher: Birkhäuser
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Robert Venturi gehört zu den Architekten, die die Debatte über die Ästhetik der Architektur durch Schriften und eigene Projekte wieder in Gang gebracht haben. Sein Buch ist ein Plädoyer zur Wiederaneignung des mannigfaltigen Reichtums der Baukunst, ein Damm gegen die Sintflut von Funktionalität und Purismus.

Digital Archetypes

Author: Professor Sambit Datta
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409470644
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This multi-disciplinary study of early archetypal Brahmanic, Hindu and Buddhist temple architectures examines how the styles from northwest India were adapted as they spread into Southeast Asia. It unravels the specifically compositional and architectural linkages along the trading routes of South and Southeast Asia, and the common themes and influences to be seen in the early temples of Java, Cambodia and Champa. Using digital reconstruction and recovery of three-dimensional temple forms, the authors have developed a digital dataset of early Indian antecedents, tested new technologies for the acquisition of built heritage and developed new methods for comparative analysis of built form geometry.

Origins of Architectural Pleasure

Author: Grant Hildebrand
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520215054
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This engaging study discusses ways in which architectural forms emulate some archetypal settings that humans have found appealing--and useful for survival--from ancient times to the present. 119 photos. 6 line figures.

Road Rage

Author: Joe Hill
ISBN: 9783862013661
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Showdown auf einem staubigen Highway, irgendwo in den Weiten Amerikas: Eine Motorrad-Gang überholt einen Truck. Plötzlich gibt der Fahrer des Trucks Gas und es beginnt eine tödliche Verfolgungsjagd am Limit für Mensch und Maschine. Wer bremst, verliert... sein Leben! Joe Hill, mit dem Eisner Award geehrter Comic-Autor (Locke Key) und für seine Romane mehrfach ausgezeichneter Schriftsteller, schuf zusammen mit seinem Vater Stephen King den Highway-Thriller Throttle (Vollgas) als Verneigung vor Richard Mathesons Erzählung Duell, die durch Steven Spielberg auch zu filmischer Berühmtheit gelangte. Beide Geschichten finden sich in diesem Band, adaptiert von Chris Ryall und grossartig in Szene gesetzt von Nelson Daniel und Rafa Garres. DAS ERSTE COMIC-TEAM UP VON STEPHEN KING UND JOE HILL!

The Creators

Author: Daniel J. Boorstin
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307817210
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By piecing the lives of selected individuals into a grand mosaic, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Daniel J. Boorstin explores the development of artistic innovation over 3,000 years. A hugely ambitious chronicle of the arts that Boorstin delivers with the scope that made his Discoverers a national bestseller. Even as he tells the stories of such individual creators as Homer, Joyce, Giotto, Picasso, Handel, Wagner, and Virginia Woolf, Boorstin assembles them into a grand mosaic of aesthetic and intellectual invention. In the process he tells us not only how great art (and great architecture and philosophy) is created, but where it comes from and how it has shaped and mirrored societies from Vedic India to the twentieth-century United States.


Author: Walter Scott
Publisher: nexx verlag gmbh
ISBN: 3958705413
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England im Zeitalter der Kreuzzüge: König Richard Löwenherz wird in Österreich als Geisel gehalten. Sein Bruder Prinz John versucht mit Hilfe des normannischen Adels die Macht an sich zu reißen. Doch der tapfere Kreuzritter Sir Wilfred of Ivanhoe nimmt den Kampf für den König auf – unterstützt von dem geheimnisvollen Schwarzen Ritter und dem Geächteten Robin von Locksley, der als Robin Hood weltbekannt wurde.

ours Hyperlocalization of Architecture

Author: Andrew Michler
Publisher: eVolo Press
ISBN: 1938740084
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The evolution of contemporary environmental architecture has outstripped simple labels. A deeper pattern is emerging where the world's most innovative buildings are a response to place. They resolve the complex intertwining of the site, people and environment, providing a provocative observation of the future of architecture. By starting with the site these projects maximize the natural and cultural resources available and are humancentric. The book explores firsthand how Spain Wraps commercial buildings, Japan Condenses micro homes, and Australia Unfolds aggressive design solutions in a climate of extremes. Germany, Cascadia, Denmark, and Mexico are also featured. 30 selected projects provide the antidote to the legacy of the modernist movement of generic, technology-driven built environments. Illuminating and often surprising conversations with renowned architects on their work reveal the process and promise of hyperlocalized design which folds bold visions into low impact and unexpected buildings. Their contemporary wisdom of site responsive design offers an unprecedented insight into architecture's new place in a changing climate. [ours] Hyperlocalization of Architecture includes: Groundbreaking architecture theory Extensive interviews with world's thought leaders of environmental architecture 264 Pages 350 full-color photographs Online project index with details and multimedia at Interviews and Projects by: Studio 505 | PHOOEY Architects | William Mcdonough + Partners | KUD Architects | Berta Barrio Arquitectos | Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp. | Unemori Architects | Andrew Maynard Architects | Edward Mazria | Peter Busby Perkins+Will | Sean Godsell | Canvas Arquitectos | Dr. Wolfgang Feist | DesignInc | Hassell Studios | Kavellaris Urban Design | Lederer + Ragnarsdottir + Oei | Casey Brown Architecture | A.L.X. Architects | BIG | Yasuhiro Yamashita | Miller Hull | KMD Architects | MPR Design Group | Schemata Architecture | Coll-Barreu Arquitectos | Voluar Arquitecture | Durbach Block Jagger | Ramón Fernández-Alonso Arquitect "This is all based on human creativity, and the ability for us to advance and continuously improve with freedom from the remote tyranny of bad design. That's why the cultural question becomes interesting because at that point the culture can express itself in a creative way. It still has integrity because you're expressing yourself creatively within a context. Your solving for rich, local problems. All sustainability, like politics is local. It has to be." - William McDonough in [ours]