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Fire and Memory: On Architecture and Energy (Writing Architecture)

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In Fire and Memory, Luis Fernández-Galiano reconstructs the movement from cold to warm architecture, from building fire to building a building with and for fire, through what he calls a "metaphorical plundering" of disciplines as diverse as anthropology and economics, and in particular of ecology and thermodynamics. Beginning with the mythical fire in the origins of architecture and moving to its symbolic representation in the twentieth century, Galiano develops a theoretical dialogue between combustion and construction that ranges from Vitruvius to Le Corbusier, from the mechanical and organic to time and entropy. Galiano points out that energy, so important to the origin of architectural theory in Vitruvius's time, has been absent from architectural theory since the introduction of the "dictatorship of the eye" over that of the skin. With Fire and Memory, he reintroduces energy to the discussion of architecture and reminds us that the sense of touch is as necessary to an understanding of the environment as the sense of sight.

Synopsis:

Architecture and fire, construction and combustion, meet in this poetic treatise on energy in building.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262561334
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Publisher:
MIT Press (MA)
Location:
Cambridge, Mass.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Engineering - General
Subject:
Energy
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Architecture and energy conservation
Subject:
Symbolism in architecture
Subject:
Solar buildings.
Subject:
General Architecture
Subject:
ARCHITECTURE / Reference
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Writing Architecture Fire and Memory
Series Volume:
no. 248
Publication Date:
20001231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8 x 5.375 in

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