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How to Read Buildings by Gordon Kerr,Carol Davidson Cragoe Pdf
How to Read Buildings is a practical introduction to looking at and appreciating architecture. It is a guide to reading the historical and architectural clues that are embedded in every building. Small enough to carry in your pocket and serious enough to provide real answers, this comprehensive guide: explores key characteristics of structures dating from every period from the ancient Greeks to the present day gives expert advice on how to identify any building and put it in historical context provides an accessible visual guide, using detailed engravings and text, to architectural styles and structural elements
How to Read Buildings by Carol Davidson Cragoe Pdf
This practical primer is a handbook for decoding a building’s style, history, and evolution. Every building contains clues embedded in its design that identify not only its architectural style but also the story of who designed it, who it was built for, and why. Organized by architectural element (roofs, doors, windows, columns, domes, towers, arches, etc.), the book is roughly chronological within each section, examining the elements across history, through different architectural styles, and by geographical distribution. Additional chapters offer overviews of how architecture has been affected by geography, history, and religion, along with an illustrated timeline of architectural elements. Also included is a chapter on applied ornament and a handy introduction to naming each part of a building. All entries are accompanied by examples in the forms of period engravings, line drawings, and pictures. The extended captions make the book invaluable for anyone who has ever pondered the meaning or importance of a hipped roof, rounded doorway, or classical pediment.
How to Read Skyscrapers by Edward Denison,Nick Beech Pdf
Throughout history, the story of the skyscraper has been defined by our desire for ascendance—politically, militarily, economically, religiously, culturally, and, of course, physically. These spectacular superstructures epitomise more than architectural aspiration, they excite the imagination and inspire awe. The scope of the book is deliberately broad with a thematic first section and a geographical second section. Conceptual chapters, introduce the origins of our desire to build high and explore the skyscraper’s role in fuelling our imaginations through different modes of cultural expression. How To Read Skyscrapers offers a deep and rich understanding of the skyscraper by providing a comprehensive account of this unique and captivating building-type, from its origins in myth and legend to its future potential in satisfying humankind’s needs and aspirations.
How to Read Paris is a pocket-sized guide to understanding and appreciating the architecture of Paris. Packed with detailed drawings, plans and photographs, and covering squares, bridges, streets and monuments as well as buildings, it is both a fascinating architectural history and an effective I-spy guide â?? a must-read for anyone with an interest in this fascinating and beautiful city. Compact enough to carry in your pocket yet serious enough to impart a real understanding, this handy reference guide.
Small enough to fit in a pocket yet serious enough to provide real answers, this is the ultimate field guide to understanding modern architecture. This eighth entry in Rizzoli’s popular How to Read… series is a one-stop guide to understanding the world’s iconic modern buildings: an indispensable pocket-sized guide to the architecture of the modern era. This volume takes the reader on a tour of modern architecture through its most iconic and significant buildings, showing how to read the hallmarks of each architectural style and how to recognize them in the buildings. From Art Deco and Arts and Crafts through Bauhaus, the International Style, and Modernism to today’s environmental architecture and the rise and fall of the “starchitect”, all the major architectural movements from the 1900s to the present day are traced through their classic buildings. Examining the key architectural elements and hidden details of each style, we learn what to look for and where to look for it. Filled with detailed drawings, plans, and photographs, this book is a fascinating architectural history—a must-read for anyone with an interest in architecture, urbanism, and modern design.
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Expenditures on the Public Buildings
Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Expenditures on the Public Buildings Publisher : Unknown Page : 3 pages File Size : 41,5 Mb Release : 1844 Category : Electronic ISBN : OCLC:1066013306
Origin (The Secret of the Golden Gods, Book 1) by Pedro Urvi Pdf
Book One in the international bestselling ScienceFiction-Fantasy series. Prequel series to the bestselling The Ilenian Enigma that has reached: ***** Nº1 Sword & Sorcery**** ***** Nº1 Action &Adventure**** A dystopian fantasy action adventure for all ages. An epic adventure full of action in an amazing dystopian world. Join thousand of readers from all over the world in this thrilling experience. An epic adventure in a breathtaking universe. Science Fiction, fantasy, magic, in a never seen before dystopian setting. Discover a fascinating world ruled by merciless Gods. Join the slaved people of the seas in their quest for freedom and survival. Entrancing characters you will love. Experience an exotic world, mystery, and non stop action. A story with intense romance and passionate characters. Sword fight, magic, thrill, in a coming of age story of love and honor. Synopsis: In a dystopic world, the Senoca, the People of the Sea have been enslaved by the Golden Gods. They live within the limits ofthe Boundary, for only one purpose: produce for the Gods or die. Kyra, a seventeen-year-old girl, is selected, along with other young girls, and taken to the Gods. Her brother Ikai will move heaven and earth to find her. They will fight for survival, confronting a society constituted to serve the masters, and even the Gods themselves in their eternal dwelling. A story of love, survival, sacrifice, and thefight for freedom. About this series: ·Genre: Dystopian, fantasy, sword andsorcery, action adventure, coming of age. ·Audience: Middle-grade, teen, young adult, adult. ·Setting: Continent in quasi-medieval times,Gods and magic users. ·Reader age: 10+ ·Explicit language: None ·Completeness: Completed. It is a 3 book adventure. ·Similar/influenced by: Dragonlance, Lord ofthe Rings, Hunger Games, Harry Potter... The Golden Gods: ORIGIN (Book #1) REBELLION (Book #2) REBIRTH (Book #3) A saga that will keep you gripped! An amazing adventure awaits!
The Production Sites of Architecture by Sophia Psarra Pdf
The Production Sites of Architecture examines the intimate link between material sites and meaning. It explores questions such as: how do spatial configurations produce meaning? What are alternative modes of knowledge production? How do these change our understanding of architectural knowledge? Featuring essays from an international range of scholars, the book accepts that everything about the production of architecture has social significance. It focuses on two areas: firstly, relationships of spatial configuration, form, order and classification; secondly, the interaction of architecture and these notions with other areas of knowledge, such as literature, inscriptions, interpretations, and theories of classification, ordering and invention. Moving beyond perspectives which divide architecture into either an aesthetic or practical art, the authors show how buildings are informed by intersections between site and content, space and idea, thought and materiality, architecture and imagination. Presenting illustrated case studies of works by architects and artists including Amale Andraos, Dan Wood, OMA, Koen Deprez and John Soane, The Production Sites of Architecture makes a major contribution to our understanding of architectural theory.