Author: Philipp Brüllmann
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release Date: 2014-10-24
The 12 interdisciplinary essays in this volume investigate the role of the imagination in the rise of modernity during the process of antiquity’s transformation. Two essential connections between imagination and transformation form the basis of inquiry. While it is possible to read today’s understanding of imagination as the outcome of a transformation of antiquity, imagination also represents a key force in fueling the transformation process.
Author: Andrew Leach
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-05-03
What is Architectural History? considers the questions and problems posed by architectural historians since the rise of the discipline in the late nineteenth century. How do historians of architecture organise past time and relate it to the present? How does historical evidence translate into historical narrative? Should architectural history be useful for practicing architects? If so, how? Leach treats the disciplinarity of architectural history as an open question, moving between three key approaches to historical knowledge of architecture: within art history, as an historical specialisation and, most prominently, within architecture. He suggests that the confusions around this question have been productive, ensuring a rich variety of approaches to the project of exploring architecture historically. Read alongside introductory surveys of western and global architectural history, this book will open up questions of perspective, frame, and intent for students of architecture, art history, and history. Graduate students and established architectural historians will find much in this book to fuel discussions over the current state of the field in which they work.
Author: R. A. Stalley
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
Release Date: 1999
The early middle ages were an exciting period in the history of European architecture, culminating in the development of the Romanesque style. Major architectural innovations were made during this time including the medieval castle, the church spire, and the monastic cloister. By avoiding the traditional emphasis on chronological development, Roger Stalley provides a radically new approach to the subject, exploring issues and themes rather than sequences and dates. In addition to analysing the language of the Romanesque, the book examines the engineering achievements of the builders, and clearly how the great monuments of the age were designed and constructed. Ranging from Gotland to Apulia, the richness and variety of European architecture is explored in terms of the social and religious aspirations of the time. Symbolic meanings associated with architecture are also thoroughly investigated. Written with style and humour, the lively text includes many quotations from ancientsources, providing a fascinating insight into the way that medieval buildings were created, and in the process enlivening study of this period.
Der erste Band der Bauwelt Fundamente versammelt 34 Texte von Architekten und Architekturtheoretikern, die das Bauen in den ersten sechs Jahrzehnten des 20. Jahrhunderts nachhaltig gestaltet und geprägt haben. 50 Jahre nach Errscheinen ist mit dieser Sammlung von Quellentexten auch ein historisches Dokument der (Selbst-)Reflexion der Architektur wieder lieferbar.
Author: Angeli Sachs
Publisher: Lars Muller Publishers
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Art, Modern
Die Natur war schon immer eine Inspirationsquelle fA1/4r die Gestaltung der menschlichen Umwelt und diese Beziehung hat sich in den letzen Jahren wieder intensiviert. Das "Modell Natur" beeinflusst die unterschiedlichsten Konzepte und Entwicklungsprozesse und zeigt sich in einer grossen Bandbreite von Formen und Funktionen. "Nature Design" versammelt Projekte und Objekte aus Design, Architektur, Landschaftsarchitektur, Fotografie und Kunst, die sich von der Natur inspirieren lassen, um vielschichtige und innovative Arbeiten zu entwickeln. Protagonisten sind u.a. Werner Aisslinger, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Peter Eisenman, Zaha Hadid, Herzog & de Meuron, Ross Lovegrove, Olaf Nicolai, Francois Roche, Lars Spuybroek oder GA1/4nther Vogt. Das Buch umfasst die historischen und theoretischen Grundlagen zu den Themen Meer, Topografie, Pflanzen, Mensch, Tier, Geruch und Klima. "Nature Design" soll die Vielfalt der MAglichkeiten in der Nach- oder Neuerfindung der Natur sichtbar machen und neue Perspektiven erAffnen.
Author: schmidt hammer lassen
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Among the most notable achievements of Scandinavian architecture are a responsible approach to the environment and a keen appreciation for social concerns. The Danish architects Schmidt Hammer Lassen (founded in 1986, with offices in Copenhagen, Aarhus, Oslo, and London) reflect these standards in their remarkable buildings. They attach great importance to the practicality of the structures they design and to their integration into the real context of their surroundings and their users. This monograph presents a selection of their twenty best structures and projects of recent years (from Denmark, Greenland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, England, the Czech Republic, and Saudi Arabia). All the designs are depicted and analyzed according to the following themes: economic, ecological, and social sustainability; the value the building adds to its surroundings; the building’s identity-forming power; and permeability between the public and private spheres.
India in Art in Ireland is the first book to address how the relationship between these two ends of the British Empire played out in the visual arts. It demonstrates that Irish ambivalence about British imperialism in India complicates the assumption that colonialism precluded identifying with an exotic other. Examining a wide range of media, including manuscript illuminations, paintings, prints, architecture, stained glass, and photography, its authors demonstrate the complex nature of empire in India, compare these empires to British imperialism in Ireland, and explore the contemporary relationship between what are now two independent countries through a consideration of works of art in Irish collections, supplemented by a consideration of Irish architecture and of contemporary Irish visual culture. The collection features essays on Rajput and Mughal miniatures, on a portrait of an Indian woman by the Irish painter Thomas Hickey, on the gate lodge to the Dromana estate in County Waterford, and a consideration of the intellectual context of Harry Clarke's Eve of St. Agnes window. This book should appeal not only to those seeking to learn more about some of Ireland's most cherished works of art, but to all those curious about the complex interplay between empire, anti-colonialism, and the visual arts.
This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Architecture contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on architects, famous structures, types of materials, and the different architectural styles.
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