Architectures of Illusion

Architectures of Illusion

Author: Maureen Thomas

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841500454

Category: Computers

Page: 214

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The world of media production is in a state of rapid transformation. In this age of the Internet, interactivity and digital broadcasting, do traditional standards of quality apply or must we identify and implement new criteria? This profile of the work of the Cambridge University Moving Image Studio (CUMIS), presents a strong argument that new developments in digital media are absolutely dependent on an understanding of traditional excellence. The book stands alone in placing equal emphasis on theoretical and practical aspects of its subject matter and avoids jargon so as to be easily understood by the general reader as well as the specialist. Chapters discuss: • animation • navigable architectural environments • moving image narrativity • questions of truth and representation • virtuality/reality • synthetic imaging • interactivity This broad analysis of current research, teaching and media production contains essential information for all those working or studying in the areas of multimedia, architecture, film and television. The book is designed as a core text for the Cambridge University 1 year MPhil Degree in Architecture and the Moving Image.

Architectures of Illusion

Architectures of Illusion

Author: Francois Penz

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841508924

Category: Architecture

Page: 164

View: 939

The world of media production is in a state of rapid transformation. In this age of the Internet, interactivity and digital broadcasting, do traditional standards of quality apply or must we identify and implement new criteria? This profile of the work of the Cambridge University Moving Image Studio (CUMIS), presents a strong argument that new developments in digital media are absolutely dependent on an understanding of traditional excellence. The book stands alone in placing equal emphasis on theoretical and practical aspects of its subject matter and avoids jargon so as to be easily understood by the general reader as well as the specialist. Chapters discuss: animation • navigable architectural environments • moving image narrativity, questions of truth and representation • virtuality/reality • synthetic imaging • interactivity. This broad analysis of current research, teaching and media production contains essential information for all those working or studying in the areas of multimedia, architecture, film and television.

Architect's Drawings

Architect's Drawings

Author: Kendra Schank Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136429576

Category: Architecture

Page: 288

View: 297

The sketch is a window into the architects mind. As creative designers, architects are interested in how other architects, particularly successful ones, think through the use of drawings to approach their work. Historically designers have sought inspiration for their own work through an insight into the minds and workings of people they often regard as geniuses. This collection of sketches aims to provide this insight. Here for the first time, a wide range of world famous architects' sketches from the Renaissance to the present day can be seen in a single volume. The sketches have been selected to represent the concepts or philosophies of the key movements in architecture in order to develop an overall picture of the role of the sketch in the development of architecture. The book illustrates the work of designers as diverse as Andrea Palladio, Erich Mendelsohn, Sir Edwin Lutyens, Gianlorenzo Bernini, Le Corbusier, Michelangelo, Alvar Aalto, Sir John Soane, Francesco Borromini, Walter Gropius, and contemporary architects Tadao Ando, Zaha Hadid and Frank Gehry to name but a few. Each chronologically placed sketch is accompanied by text providing details about the architect’s life, a look at the sketch in context, and the connection to specific buildings where appropriate. Style, media and meaning are also discussed, developing an explanation of the architect’s thinking and intentions. As creative designers themselves, architects are interested in how other architects, particularly successful ones, think and draw and approach their work. Historically designers have sought inspiration for their own work through an insight into the minds and workings of people they often regard as geniuses. This collection of sketches aims to provide this insight. Listed chronologically each sketch will be accompanied by a text which provides: A short synopsis/history of the architect's life; a look at the sketch in this context; the connection to a specific building (where appropriate); techniques of the sketch: style and media; meaning - what the sketch shows about the architect's thinking and intentions followed by a select bibliography for each section.

The Unreal America

The Unreal America

Author: Ada Louise Huxtable

Publisher:

ISBN: 1565844270

Category: Architecture

Page: 188

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A leading American architectural critic examines Americans' peculiar passion for synthetic environments, such as shopping malls and Disneyworld, and charges today's architecture with being dehumanized and functionally out of tune with the environment.

Irony and Illusion in the Architecture of Imperial Dakar

Irony and Illusion in the Architecture of Imperial Dakar

Author: Thomas M. Shaw

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015063273323

Category: Architecture

Page: 139

View: 565

This book focuses on the architectural transformation that occurred in imperial Dakar. Several ideas are central to the work and they form its core: that the style was the result of a conscious effort of the French to enhance their colonial authority in West Africa; that it represented one positive outcome of the forced encounter of European and African culture through French colonialism; and that the style, despite its specific origins, is surprisingly linked to the long history of African architectural traditions. This book is of great value to scholars in African architecture and twentieth-century architecture, and also for those studying the colonial period of sub-Sahara Africa.

Actions of Architecture

Actions of Architecture

Author: Jonathan Hill

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415290432

Category: Architecture

Page: 222

View: 463

Actions of Architecture begins with a critique of strategies that define the user as passive and predictable, such as contemplation and functionalism. Subsequently it considers how an awareness of user creativity informs architecture, architects

Building Evolutionary Architectures

Building Evolutionary Architectures

Author: Neal Ford

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781491986691

Category: Computers

Page: 190

View: 190

The software development ecosystem is constantly changing, providing a constant stream of new tools, frameworks, techniques, and paradigms. Over the past few years, incremental developments in core engineering practices for software development have created the foundations for rethinking how architecture changes over time, along with ways to protect important architectural characteristics as it evolves. This practical guide ties those parts together with a new way to think about architecture and time.

A Philosopher Looks at Architecture

A Philosopher Looks at Architecture

Author: Paul Guyer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108820424

Category: Architecture

Page: 216

View: 871

Argues that the fundamental goals of architecture remain valid despite constant changes in human activities, technologies, and styles.