Learning about Architecture

MASK OF MEDUSA -As a product of the grand ambitions of modernism, John Hejduk contemplated, understood, and pushed the boundaries of the architectural and design theories into a way of thinking about place of design and possibilities of architecture in the world.  Mask of Medusa is one of the most literary, elegant, and thoughtful monographs on on Hejduk and his “poetics of architecture”.

MASK OF MEDUSA -As a product of the grand ambitions of modernism, John Hejduk contemplated, understood, and pushed the boundaries of the architectural and design theories into a way of thinking about place of design and possibilities of architecture in the world. Mask of Medusa is one of the most literary, elegant, and thoughtful monographs on on Hejduk and his “poetics of architecture”.

ENCOUNTERS -The essays included in Encounters range from considerations of identity and intention to technology and nature, from standardized systems of construction to phenomenological approaches to architecture. With references to anthropology, psychology, sociology and philosophy alongside images drawn from literature, theatre, music and the visual arts, Pallasmaa delineates an architectural landscape of active, deep, humanistic cultural engagement.

ENCOUNTERS -The essays included in Encounters range from considerations of identity and intention to technology and nature, from standardized systems of construction to phenomenological approaches to architecture. With references to anthropology, psychology, sociology and philosophy alongside images drawn from literature, theatre, music and the visual arts, Pallasmaa delineates an architectural landscape of active, deep, humanistic cultural engagement.

POETICS OF SPACE -Since its first publication in English in 1964, French philosopher Gaston Bachelard's Poetics of Space remains one of the most appealing and lyrical explorations of home. Bachelard takes us on a journey, from cellar to attic, to show how our perceptions of houses and other shelters shape our thoughts, memories, and dreams

POETICS OF SPACE -Since its first publication in English in 1964, French philosopher Gaston Bachelard's Poetics of Space remains one of the most appealing and lyrical explorations of home. Bachelard takes us on a journey, from cellar to attic, to show how our perceptions of houses and other shelters shape our thoughts, memories, and dreams

THE ARCHITECTURAL UNCANNY presents an engaging and original series of meditations on issues and figures that are at the heart of the most pressing debates surrounding architecture today. Anthony Vidler interprets contemporary buildings and projects in light of the resurgent interest in the uncanny as a metaphor for a fundamentally "unhomely" modern condition. The essays are at once historical - serving to situate contemporary discourse in its own intellectual tradition and theoretical.

THE ARCHITECTURAL UNCANNY presents an engaging and original series of meditations on issues and figures that are at the heart of the most pressing debates surrounding architecture today. Anthony Vidler interprets contemporary buildings and projects in light of the resurgent interest in the uncanny as a metaphor for a fundamentally "unhomely" modern condition. The essays are at once historical - serving to situate contemporary discourse in its own intellectual tradition and theoretical.

SEXUALITY & SPACE-   interdisciplinary essays address gender in relation to architectural discourse and critical theory, focusing on the relationships between sexuality and space hidden within everyday practices.

SEXUALITY & SPACE- interdisciplinary essays address gender in relation to architectural discourse and critical theory, focusing on the relationships between sexuality and space hidden within everyday practices.

BLDGBLOG Book -Architecture is more than what makes up our built environment; it is a way of thinking about the world-and beyond. This is the lesson author Geoff Manaugh entertainingly communicates in this tour-de-force of architectural speculation and futuristic critique. In five sections that relate to the sprawling, smart, always compelling, and often very funny inquiry that comprise the site-Architectural Conjecture, The Underground, Weather Control, Architectural Music, & Landscape…

BLDGBLOG Book -Architecture is more than what makes up our built environment; it is a way of thinking about the world-and beyond. This is the lesson author Geoff Manaugh entertainingly communicates in this tour-de-force of architectural speculation and futuristic critique. In five sections that relate to the sprawling, smart, always compelling, and often very funny inquiry that comprise the site-Architectural Conjecture, The Underground, Weather Control, Architectural Music, & Landscape…

VISIONARY ARCHITECTURE -The design of imaginary, conceptual, or radical buildings is as old as the practice of architecture itself. For centuries architects have drawn on their creative abilities to produce breathtaking works of architectural imagination. The early, unbuilt world of many of today's most important architects--Daniel Libeskind, Rem Koolhaas, Peter Eisenman, Zaha Hadid, Bernard Tschumi--is represented alongside the seminal work of earlier practitioners, such as Archigram…

VISIONARY ARCHITECTURE -The design of imaginary, conceptual, or radical buildings is as old as the practice of architecture itself. For centuries architects have drawn on their creative abilities to produce breathtaking works of architectural imagination. The early, unbuilt world of many of today's most important architects--Daniel Libeskind, Rem Koolhaas, Peter Eisenman, Zaha Hadid, Bernard Tschumi--is represented alongside the seminal work of earlier practitioners, such as Archigram…

DWELLING & ARCHITECTURE (from Heidegger to Koolhaas) explores the influence of Martin Heidegger's concept of dwelling (Wohnen) in disputing major imperatives of modern architecture. Concentrating on the philosopher's intimate approach to the Positivism of Le Corbusier, it traces Heidegger's thinking into the current debate on architecture generated by modern-day architects and thinkers such as Aaron Betsky and Rem Koolhaas.

DWELLING & ARCHITECTURE (from Heidegger to Koolhaas) explores the influence of Martin Heidegger's concept of dwelling (Wohnen) in disputing major imperatives of modern architecture. Concentrating on the philosopher's intimate approach to the Positivism of Le Corbusier, it traces Heidegger's thinking into the current debate on architecture generated by modern-day architects and thinkers such as Aaron Betsky and Rem Koolhaas.

DELUSIVE SPACES -Eric Kluitenberg takes a critical position that retains a utopian potential for emerging media cultures. The book investigates the archeology of media and machine, mapping the different methods and metaphors that speak about technology. Returning to the present, Kluitenberg discusses the cultural use of new media in an age of post-governmental politics. Delusive Spaces concludes with the impossibility of representation.

DELUSIVE SPACES -Eric Kluitenberg takes a critical position that retains a utopian potential for emerging media cultures. The book investigates the archeology of media and machine, mapping the different methods and metaphors that speak about technology. Returning to the present, Kluitenberg discusses the cultural use of new media in an age of post-governmental politics. Delusive Spaces concludes with the impossibility of representation.

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A tree produces thousands of blossoms in order to create another tree, yet we do not consider its abundance wasteful but safe, beautiful, and highly effective; hence, waste equals food is the first principle the book sets forth....press on the image to WIN THIS BOOK by answering a question, competition open till 15 April 2013

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