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Author Costanzo, Denise, author

Title What architecture means : connecting ideas and design / Denise Costanzo
Published New York, NY : Routledge, 2016
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Contents What architecture means-front cover; what architecture means; title page; copyright; contents; acknowledgments; preface; notes; introduction: what is "architecture"?; selective definitions of architecture; a "universal" definition; buildings, or not?; real non-buildings; vocabulary; study and review questions; note; further reading; part i: where is architecture?: divinity, domesticity, community; chapter 1: sacred spaces; reading stones: prehistoric design; stonehenge: geometry, orientation, and meaning; the acropolis: stories in stone; artificial mountains: pyramids and barriers
Alberti: ancient architecture, modern missionnew and better: alberti's de re aedificatoria; books, pictures, and architects; new weapons, new cities: fortification design; france: army engineers and building bureaucracies; academies, schools, and the value of design; american architects; industrial materials and the building revolution; le corbusier: architects and engineering methods; academy of the modern: the bauhaus; vocabulary; study and review questions; application and discussion exercises; notes; further reading; chapter 5: aesthetics; greek standards, roman conquerors, and the orders
Hinduism and the templebuddhist shrines: the stupa and pagoda; judaism: housing one god and his people; christianity: congregation to building; church as miracle: hagia sophia and the gothic; protestantism: meeting house to megachurch; islam: monuments, mosques, and mausoleums; contesting sacred spaces; vocabulary; study and review questions; application and discussion exercises; further reading; chapter 2: the house; the greco-roman courtyard house; town and country: villa and palazzo; villas abroad: britain and the american south; democracy, health, and the urban tenement
Jacobs: theory, reality, and activismvocabulary; study and review questions; application and discussion exercises; note; further reading; part ii: who makes architecture?: builders, professionals, artists; chapter 4: the architect; architecture's oldest signature: imhotep; the greek architect: name, myth, and builder; architecture's oldest book: vitruvius; balanced and well-rounded: the vitruvian architect; six elements, three departments, one triad, and ingenium; cities and the vitruvian legacy; medieval master builders; towers, domes, and tuscan craftsman builders
The right kind of housewoman's world and suburban dreamscapes; house and market; postwar expansion and limits; dream houses; vocabulary; study and review questions; application and discussion exercises; note; further reading; chapter 3: the city; safety, space, and the grid; the castrum plan; disorder, diagrams, and the ideal city; remaking rome; a "new" london?; ideal cities in america; haussmann's paris: the power of elegance; cerdà: cities for all; urban order vs. urban pleasure: sitte; diagrammatic non-cities: howard, ciam, and the suburb; urbanizing the automotive city; a new new york
Summary What Architecture Means introduces you to architecture and allows you to explore the connections between design ideas and values across time, space, and culture. It equips you to play an active and informed role in architecture either as a professional or as a consumer, client, and citizen. By analyzing famous and everyday buildings while presenting and questioning the positions of important architects and theorists, this book will help you to evaluate and decide what qualities, ideas, and values you believe are important in architecture.You'll learn:-How various definitions of ""architecture"
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Architecture.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1315816946
1317812158 (electronic bk)
9781315816944
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