Architecture Is Elementary Visual Thinking Through Architectural Concepts

ISBN-10: 1586858297
ISBN-13: 9781586858292
Edition: 2005 (Revised)
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List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Gibbs Smith, Publisher
Publication date: 9/2/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 10.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Awarded for its unique ink illustrations, this newly revised edition of Architecture is Elementary is a self-instruction book that concisely and coherently discusses the principles of architectural design. Stimulating lessons challenge the lay person and trigger creative responses. New features include a fresh design and layout, 50 new illustrations of recent and planned buildings, and new lessons that update the book for the world of twenty-first-century architecture. Author Nathan Winters explains the rationale for developers choosing to build higher and taller with modern high-rises, and explores the engineering challenges for such giant structures. He also addresses the dangers of such adventurous design in this century, including becoming tempting targets for terrorists. Architecture is Elementary also explores issues surrounding modern landscape architecture, as Winters looks at the impact of green design and cities that seek to reclaim useless spaces (such as inactive railroad lines), converting them into parks for urban use. He also explores the financial and economic benefits of beautified landscape. The new layout, new lesson materials, and current examples of future thinking in the world of architecture make this a must-have for every serious teacher, student, and practitioner of architecture. Dr. Nathan B. Winters earned a Ph.D., specializing in art and creativity. He served as chair of the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Utah, where he was a professor for 29 years. He is currently Professor Emeritus from the College of Fine Arts. His artwork is found in many private collections around the country. He has served as educational consultant to the states of Florida, Utah, Hawaii, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona, as well as the Alberta Province of Canada. He is the coauthor of Art Is Elementary. He lives in Midway, Utah.

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Acknowledgements
Introduction
Alike and Different
Order
Edges
Shapes
Size by Comparing
Built Environment
Repetition and Rhythm
Units and Clusters
Balance
Pattern
Measuring by Eye and Ruler
Relating Parts of the Whole
Contrast
Architecture in Environment
Planes
Function and Form
Shapes from Nature
Scale
Considering All Views
Optical Weight
Rhythm, Pattern, Movement
A Identifying Architectural Styles
B Ancient World Period
C Early Christian Period
D Medieval Period
E Renaissance Period
F Baroque Period
G Revolutionary Period
H Twentieth-Century Style
Orders of Architecture
Architectural Periods and Styles in Your Community
Concave and Convex Forms
Interesting Divisions of Space
Symbolism (Building "Talk")
Proportion
Golden Mean
Building Design for Special Needs
Light and Shadow-Solar Energy
Triangles
Positive and Negative Forms and Spaces
Mass Equals Geometric Bulk
Symmetrical and Asymmetrical Space
Roof Systems
Organic and Mechanical Structures
Hidden Patterns
Complexity and Simplicity-A Balance
Shadows
Extending Points, Lines, and Planes to Make Form and Volume
Architectural Groupings and Clusters
Color
City Planning
Contrast as Used by Architects
Order-the Most important Design Concept
Proportion and Regulating Lines
Adjusting Positive and Negative Spaces
Naming Parts of Structures and Processes
Planning Building Sites
Postmodern, "Green" Architecture, and Deconstructivism
Time Lines
Glossary

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