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Publisher Comments:

Profusely illustrated with fine instances of architectural experimentation through the centuries, Experiencing Architecture manages to convey the intellectual excitement of superb design. From teacups, riding boots, golf balls, and underwater sculpture to the villas of Palladio and the fish-feeding pavilion of the Peking Winter Palace, the author ranges over the less-familiar byways of designing excellence. At one time, writes Rasmussen, "the entire community tool part in forming the dwellings and implements they used. The individual was in fruitful contact with these things; the anonymous houses were built with a natural feeling for place, materials and use and the result was a remarkably suitable comeliness. Today, in our highly civilized society, the houses which ordinary people are doomed to live in and gaze upon are on the whole without quality. We cannot, however, go back to the old method of personally supervised handicrafts. We must strive to advance by arousing interest in and understanding of the work the architect does. The basis of competent professionalism is a sympathetic and knowledgeable group of amateurs, of non-professional art lovers."

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A classic examination of superb design through the centuries.

Synopsis:

A classic examination of superb design through the centuries.

Synopsis:

Profusely illustrated with fine instances of architectural experimentation through the centuries,

Synopsis:

At one time, writes Rasmussen, the entire community tool part in forming the dwellings and implements they used. The individual was in fruitful contact with these things; the anonymous houses were built with a natural feeling for place, materials and use and the result was a remarkably suitable comeliness. Today, in our highly civilized society, the houses which ordinary people are doomed to live in and gaze upon are on the whole without quality. We cannot, however, go back to the old method of personally supervised handicrafts. We must strive to advance by arousing interest in and understanding of the work the architect does. The basis of competent professionalism is a sympathetic and knowledgeable group of amateurs, of non-professional art lovers.

About the Author

Steen Rasmussen is a Professor in Physics at the University of Southern Denmark, the Director of the Center for Fundamental Living Technologies (FLinT) and an External Research Professor at the Santa Fe Institute New Mexico, USA.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262680028
Author:
Rasmussen, Steen Eiler
Publisher:
The MIT Press
Location:
Cambridge :
Subject:
Study & Teaching
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
General Architecture
Subject:
ARCHITECTURE / General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
second edition
Series:
Experiencing Architecture
Series Volume:
vol. 2, no. 4
Publication Date:
19640315
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
245
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.6 in

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"Synopsis" by , A classic examination of superb design through the centuries.
"Synopsis" by , A classic examination of superb design through the centuries.
"Synopsis" by , Profusely illustrated with fine instances of architectural experimentation through the centuries,
"Synopsis" by , At one time, writes Rasmussen, the entire community tool part in forming the dwellings and implements they used. The individual was in fruitful contact with these things; the anonymous houses were built with a natural feeling for place, materials and use and the result was a remarkably suitable comeliness. Today, in our highly civilized society, the houses which ordinary people are doomed to live in and gaze upon are on the whole without quality. We cannot, however, go back to the old method of personally supervised handicrafts. We must strive to advance by arousing interest in and understanding of the work the architect does. The basis of competent professionalism is a sympathetic and knowledgeable group of amateurs, of non-professional art lovers.
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