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Dynamics of Architectural Form

ISBN-10: 0520261259
ISBN-13: 9780520261259
Edition: 30th 2009 (Anniversary)
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Edition: 30th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 10/23/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 289
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Introduction
Elements of Space
Space created by things
Architectural implications
The fields in between
Empty and forlorn
The dynamics of surrounding space
Vertical and Horizontal
Asymmetrical space
Vision takes to the upright
Piercing the ground
Horizontality
Weight and height
Dynamics of the column
The plan and the section
The second and third dimensions
The mind adds the meaning
Solids and Hollows
Buildings in context
Boundless ground
The interplay of spaces
The street as figure
Crossings and squares
Crossings in churches
Inside and outside
Concavity and convexity
Interiors interrelated
Looking from both sides
As It Looks and As It Is
Perceiving a solid
Perspective deformations
The thread of Ariadne
The reading of vistas
Models and sizes
The range of images
The parts of the whole
The building made visible
Obliqueness and depth
Mobility
The autonomy of containers
Dignified immobility
Shelter and burrow
Motor behavior
The dynamics of the channel
Order and Disorder
Contradiction is a flaw
The constraints of order
Three modifications of order
How to make noise
Disorder, its causes and effects
Levels of complexity
The Porta Pia
Interaction of shapes
Balancing elements
The range of orders
Different functions, different orders
Symbols Through Dynamics
Visual labels
Symbolism
Inherent expression
The artifact in nature
Is it sculpture?
Dynamic proportions
The openness of buildings
Expansion from a base
Cefal� in three dimensions
The dynamics of arches
Expression and Function
Ornament and beyond
Expression from dynamics
Function cannot make form
What vessels express
Spontaneous symbolism: Mies and Nervi
Buildings mold behavior
How ideas gain shape
Alt thoughts take to building
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index

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