Architecture Oriented Otherwise / David Leatherbarrow.

Author
Leatherbarrow, David [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
1st ed.
Published/​Created
New York : Princeton Architectural Press, ©2009.
Description
303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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"Renowned writer and thinker David Leatherbarrow argues for a richer and more profound, but also more rational, way of thinking about architecture, namely on the basis of how it performs. Not only how it functions, but how it acts, "its manner of existing in the world," including its effects on the observers and inhabitants of a building as well as on the landscape that situates it. In the process, Leatherbarrow transforms our way of discussing buildings from a passive technical or programmatic assessment to an active and engaged examination of the lives and performances of buildings, intended and otherwise."--Jacket.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • Introduction: Architecture otherwise
  • Performances
  • Breathing walls
  • Unscripted performances
  • Materials matter
  • Roughness
  • Situations
  • Table talk
  • Sitting in the city
  • Practically primitive
  • Topographies
  • Skylines
  • Landings and crossings
  • Space in and out of architecture
  • Law of meander.
ISBN
  • 9781568988115 ((alk. paper))
  • 1568988117 ((alk. paper))
  • 9781616893026
  • 1616893028
LCCN
2008019134
OCLC
226911761
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