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The Fundamentals of Architectureby Lorraine Farrelly
Synopses & Reviews
Architecture is one of the most accessible and involving forms of art; a building or space is a physical presence that defines everyday experiences, affects mood, and becomes part of collective memory and cultural identity. An essential introduction, The Fundamentals of Architecture gives a comprehensive and engaging overview of architecture in its entirety, from creation to construction.
Beginning with a fascinating chapter on the history of architecture including a timeline of architectural influences, this new edition contains in-depth case studies, practical projects and carefully selected imagery. Alongside many images of recognizable and iconic buildings are lesser known examples of striking architectural design. All stages of the architectural process are considered, making this the perfect guide for anyone with an interest in architecture.
International examples range from cathedrals to airports; from La Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris to the Duomo in Florence; a conference centre in Glasgow to the Château de Versailles; the Reichstag Dome in Berlin to Kidosaki House in Tokyo; Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona to the Penguin Pool at London Zoo.
Eminent architects, from the classics to modern masters, are profiled next to their most famous works. Featured architects include: Filippo Brunelleschi, Antoni Gaudi, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier, Carlo Scarpa, Norman Foster, Zaha Hadid, Peter Zumthor, Louis Kahn and Richard Rogers.
Case studies span redesigning a university campus; designing a pavilion for the Shanghai Expo; reconstructing a museum; renovating an historic building; integrating with an urban landscape.
The Fundamentals of Architecture (second edition) is an introduction to the basic ideas that inform architecture. The book explores the process of architecture starting from the initial ideas and concepts, and how these ideas are informed by understanding site and context. It examines the impact of the physical environment and the historical ideas that have informed and influenced the architectural solution. The second edition has been redesigned and updated with new material, including six case studies, exercise sections and contemporary visuals from students and leading architects.
In The Fundamentals of Architecture, Lorraine Farrelly offers a clear and concise introduction to the basic ideas that inform architecture. The second edition has been redesigned and updated with new material, including case studies, exercise sections and contemporary visuals from students and leading architects.The book explores the initial ideas and concepts that begin any architectural project, and considers how these ideas are informed by the architect's understanding of the site and context. It then goes on to guide students through the rich history of the discipline, and acquaints them with contemporary theory and practice.
About the Author
Lorraine Farrelly is an architect and Professor of Architecture and Design at the Portsmouth School of Architecture. She teaches design studio at undergraduate and postgraduate in architecture. In addition, she teaches courses in representation and drawing. Her studio teaching focuses on the idea of the city and how it is read and interpreted. Her previous books include Representational Techniques and The Fundamentals of Architecture (both 2007) and Construction and Materiality (2008).
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Placing Architecture
Place and space
Chapter 2: History and Precedent
Baroque and Enlightenment
Chapter 3: Construction
Chapter 4: Representation
Chapter 5: Ideas
Form follows function
Function follows form
Chapter 6 Realization
Contributors and their roles
The design process
The finished building
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