Five Houses, Ten Details

ISBN-10: 1568988265
ISBN-13: 9781568988269
Edition: 2009
Authors: Edward R. Ford
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Description: This is an accessible text for anyone interested in writings on architecture, with personal accounts, historical references, and specific examples of the design process. It is about five designs, all by Ford for himself, all on the same site, one of  More...

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List price: $57.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Publication date: 6/10/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

This is an accessible text for anyone interested in writings on architecture, with personal accounts, historical references, and specific examples of the design process. It is about five designs, all by Ford for himself, all on the same site, one of which was built. Each was an exploration of a different aspect of the architectural detail.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Five Houses
The Detail as Abstraction: Place and Displacement
House 1
Abstraction and Animation
The Detail as Material Expression: Material and Form
House 2
The Free Union Country School Competition
Sculpture, Engineering, and Architecture
The Detail as Structural Representation: Structure and Weight
House 3
Gravity and Meaning
The Detail as Joint: Abstraction and Joints
House 4
The Alpine Mountain Hut Competition
The Part and the Whole
The Detail as Dissonant Element: Architecture and Furniture
House 5
The Matteson Public Library Competition
Scale and Dissonance
Epilogue: The Detail
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Credits
Index

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