Architectural Detail

ISBN-10: 1568989784
ISBN-13: 9781568989785
Edition: 2011
Authors: Edward R. Ford
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Description: Edward Ford's forty years of practicing and teaching architecture have focused on one area: the architectural detail. Yet, despite two hugely influential books (The Details of Modern Architecture, volumes 1 and 2), numerous articles, and lectures  More...

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Book details

List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Publication date: 10/19/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.11" wide x 8.76" long x 0.53" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

Edward Ford's forty years of practicing and teaching architecture have focused on one area: the architectural detail. Yet, despite two hugely influential books (The Details of Modern Architecture, volumes 1 and 2), numerous articles, and lectures given from Vancouver to Vienna, there is one question Ford has, remarkably, never answered: 'What is a detail?' Ford walks the reader through five widely accepted (and wildly different) definitions of detail, in an attempt to find, for once and for all, the quintessential definition of detail in architecture. After shuffling through the history of architecture, he finally reaches a conclusion, and his answer may surprise you. The architectural detail is Ford's life's work, and this may be his most important book to date.

Preface
What Is a Detail?
Definition Number 1: There Are No Details
Definition Number 2: The Detail as Motif
Definition Number 3: The Detail as a Representation of Construction
Definition Number 4: The Detail as Joint
Definition Number 5: The Autonomous Detail
What Is Detailing?
Selected Bibliography
Drawing Sources
Image Credits
Index

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