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Classic Readings in Architecture

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ISBN-10: 0070614156

ISBN-13: 9780070614154

Edition: 1st 1999

Authors: Jay M. Stein, Kent F. Spreckelmeyer

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This classic text is designed to introduce students of architecture to the literature of the field. It consists of journal articles and selected book chapters by authors who are recognised as major contributors to architectural history.
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Book details

Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Prologuep. 1
"Book I" - The Ten Books on Architecturep. 2
"Cultural Transformations" and "Territorial Transformations" - Modern Architecture: A Critical Historyp. 23
"The Architecture of Utopia" - The Mathematics of the Ideal Villa and Other Essaysp. 47
"The Architecture of Community" - The New Urbanismp. 62
"Historical and Other Precedents: Towards an Old Architecture" - Learning from Las Vegasp. 72
"Architects and Their Symbols" - Built Environmentp. 96
"Historicism and the Limits of Semiology" - Essays in Architectural Criticismp. 120
"Experiential Context of the Aesthetic Process" - Journal of Architectural Educationp. 131
"Listing as Design Methodology" and "Asymmetry and Dissonance" - The Modern Language of Architecturep. 141
"A Breath of Intelligence" - The Architecture of the Well-Tempered Environmentp. 154
"Some Characteristics of a New Concept of Technology" - Journal of Architectural Educationp. 169
"Form-Resistant Structures" - Why Buildings Stand Upp. 180
"The Tall Office Building Artistically Considered" - Kindergarten Chats and Other Writingsp. 202
"The Power of Place: A Proposal for Los Angeles" - The Public Historianp. 211
"The Need for Aged Buildings" - The Death and Life of Great American Citiesp. 222
"Retrospect and Prospect" - The City in History: Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospectsp. 230
"Return to the Agora" - City: Rediscovering the Centerp. 237
"The American Public Space" - The Public Interestp. 247
"The Waste of Place" - Wasting Awayp. 257
"On Values" - Design with Naturep. 284
"The House as Symbol of Self" - Designing for Human Behaviorp. 299
"The Anthropology of Space: An Organizing Model" - The Hidden Dimensionp. 321
"On the Cultural Responsiveness of Architecture" - Journal of Architectural Educationp. 329
"Space-Time" - Design Awarenessp. 339
"Goodness of Fit" - Notes on the Synthesis of Formp. 353
"A Priori Knowledge and Heuristic Reasoning in Architectural Design" - Journal of Architectural Educationp. 362
"Toward a Marriage of Artistry and Applied Science in the Architectural Design Studio" - Journal of Architectural Educationp. 374
"The Cardboard House" - The Future of Architecturep. 387
"Accommodating Human Unsettlement" - Town Planning Reviewp. 399
"Design: Inquiry and Implication" - Journal of Architectural Educationp. 411
"Design Responsibility: Five Myths and Six Directions" - Design for the Real World: Human Ecology and Social Changep. 422
"Architecture and the Daedalean Risk" - Architects and Firms: A Sociological Perspective on Architectural Practicep. 439
"Challenges to Architecture" - Architectural Practice: A Critical Viewp. 449
"Some Shifts in Building Design and Their Implications for Design Practices and Management" - Journal of Architectural and Planning Researchp. 460
"Built Environment Evaluation: Conceptual Basis, Benefits and Uses" - Journal of Architectural and Planning Researchp. 473
"A Profession in Perspective" - Building Community: A New Future for Architecture Education and Practicep. 492
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