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Exploring architecture : buildings, meaning and making / Eleanor Gawne, Michael Snodin.

By: Gawne, Eleanor.
Contributor(s): Snodin, Michael | Victoria and Albert Museum | Royal Institute of British Architects.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : V&A + RIBA Architecture Partnership, 2004Description: 192 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 185177436X; 9781851774364.Subject(s): Architecture | Architecture -- HistoryDDC classification: 720.9
Contents:
Introduction / Eleanor Gawne and Michael Snodin -- St. Paul's Cathedral / Charles Hind -- New York City / Eleanor Gawne -- Building for function / Michael Snodin -- Sustainable architecture / David Lloyd Jones -- Traditional and modern houses / Helen Thomas -- The art of architecture / Michael Snodin -- Buildings with meaning / Michael Snodin -- Style and front doors / Tanishka Kachru -- Creating buildings / Eleanor Gawne -- Spanning space / Rob Wilson -- Changing tools of the design process / Neil Bingham -- Buildings together / Eleanor Gawne -- The planned and unplanned : from settlements to cities / Rob Wilson -- Trafalgar Square : creating the nation's square / Gareth Williams.
Review: "Lavishly illustrated, this book covers ancient and modern architecture from across the world, in four sections. It looks at the practical uses of buildings and their responses to climate. It looks at architecture as an art, at architectural meaning and at how and why architectural styles have changed over the centuries. It looks at materials and structures and how buildings are designed and made. Finally it looks at the way in which buildings come together in towns and cities, creating a complex built environment." "Based on the unequalled architectural resources of the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Royal Institute of British Architects, this book provides an invaluable key to the understanding of buildings ancient and modern the world over."--BOOK JACKET.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Architecture is an art, expressing most clearly the values of its age, as in the great cathedrals of the Middle Ages or the corporate headquarters of today. Buildings work directly on our emotions, filling us with awe or serenity; they also help us to organise our crowded lives. Architecture is an expression of our place in the world, our environment and our beliefs.

This book explores the aesthetics and techniques of architecture, tracing its response to new ways of living, new developments in technology, new environmental concerns. Lavishly illustrated, based on the unequalled architectural resources of the RIBA and V&A, it is structured in four sections- Buildings and Functions; Architecture as Art; Creating Buildings; and Buildings Together (in cities and towns). The result is an original and stimulating book- a refreshingly contemporary approach for the new century.

Introduction / Eleanor Gawne and Michael Snodin -- St. Paul's Cathedral / Charles Hind -- New York City / Eleanor Gawne -- 1. Building for function / Michael Snodin -- Sustainable architecture / David Lloyd Jones -- Traditional and modern houses / Helen Thomas -- 2. The art of architecture / Michael Snodin -- Buildings with meaning / Michael Snodin -- Style and front doors / Tanishka Kachru -- 3. Creating buildings / Eleanor Gawne -- Spanning space / Rob Wilson -- Changing tools of the design process / Neil Bingham -- 4. Buildings together / Eleanor Gawne -- The planned and unplanned : from settlements to cities / Rob Wilson -- Trafalgar Square : creating the nation's square / Gareth Williams.

"Lavishly illustrated, this book covers ancient and modern architecture from across the world, in four sections. It looks at the practical uses of buildings and their responses to climate. It looks at architecture as an art, at architectural meaning and at how and why architectural styles have changed over the centuries. It looks at materials and structures and how buildings are designed and made. Finally it looks at the way in which buildings come together in towns and cities, creating a complex built environment." "Based on the unequalled architectural resources of the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Royal Institute of British Architects, this book provides an invaluable key to the understanding of buildings ancient and modern the world over."--BOOK JACKET.

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