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Experiencing Architecture

ISBN-10: 0262680025
ISBN-13: 9780262680028
Edition: 2nd 1962
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Description: Profusely illustrated with fine instances of architectural experimentation through the centuries, Experiencing Architecturemanages to convey the intellectual excitement of superb design. From teacups, riding boots, golf balls, and underwater  More...

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Book details

List price: $27.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1962
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 3/15/1964
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 245
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Profusely illustrated with fine instances of architectural experimentation through the centuries, Experiencing Architecturemanages to convey the intellectual excitement of superb design. From teacups, riding boots, golf balls, and underwater sculpture to the villas of Palladio and the fish-feeding pavilion of the Peking Winter Palace, the author ranges over the less-familiar byways of designing excellence. At one time, writes Rasmussen, "the entire community tool part in forming the dwellings and implements they used. The individual was in fruitful contact with these things; the anonymous houses were built with a natural feeling for place, materials and use and the result was a remarkably suitable comeliness. Today, in our highly civilized society, the houses which ordinary people are doomed to live in and gaze upon are on the whole without quality. We cannot, however, go back to the old method of personally supervised handicrafts. We must strive to advance by arousing interest in and understanding of the work the architect does. The basis of competent professionalism is a sympathetic and knowledgeable group of amateurs, of non-professional art lovers."

Preface
Basic Observations
Solids and Cavities in Architecture
Contrasting Effects of Solids and Cavities
Architecture Experienced as Color Planes
Scale and Proportion
Rhythm in Architecture
Textural Effects
Daylight in Architecture
Color in Architecture
Hearing in Architecture
Index

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