Architectures of Illusion

Architectures of Illusion

Author: Francois Penz

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841508924

Category: Social Science

Page: 474

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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.

Architect's Drawings

Architect's Drawings

Author: Kendra Schank Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136429576

Category: Architecture

Page: 288

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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.

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

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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.

The Unreal America

The Unreal America

Author: Ada Louise Huxtable

Publisher:

ISBN: 1565840550

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.

A Philosopher Looks at Architecture

A Philosopher Looks at Architecture

Author: Paul Guyer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108820424

Category: Architecture

Page: 225

View: 371

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

Brodbeck and Roulet

Brodbeck and Roulet

Author: Michel Nemec

Publisher: Images Publishing

ISBN: 9781864702446

Category: Architecture

Page: 258

View: 614

"Swiss architectural firm Brodbeck & Roulet was established in 1978 and is now recognised as one of Europe's leading architectural ateliers. Brodbeck & Roulet projects range from administration and industry buildings to urban development and public transport, from housing developments and residentials to prominent public buildings and sites. The principal architects are Rino Brodbeck and Jacques Roulet."--Provided by publisher.