Understanding Architecture

Author:   Robert McCarter ,  Robert McCarter
Publisher:   Phaidon Press Ltd
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Pages:   448
Publication Date:   22 October 2012
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Author:   Robert McCarter ,  Robert McCarter
Publisher:   Phaidon Press Ltd
Imprint:   Phaidon Press Ltd
Dimensions:   Width: 20.50cm , Height: 3.30cm , Length: 27.00cm
Weight:   1.701kg
ISBN:  

9780714848099


ISBN 10:   0714848093
Pages:   448
Publication Date:   22 October 2012
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
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Introduction: Architecture as Experience Chapter 1: SPACE Existential and Architectural Space The Pantheon, Rome, Italy Piazza del Campo, Sienna, Italy Santo Spirito, Florence, Italy, Filippo Brunelleschi Unity Temple, Oak Park, Illinois, US, Frank Lloyd Wright Chapel of Notre-Dame-du-Haut, Ronchamp, France, Le Corbusier Our Mary of the Angels Cathedral, Los Angeles, California, US, Rafael Moneo Chapter 2: TIME The Space of Time Theater at Epidaurus, Greece Palace, Fatehpur Sikri, India Soane House, London, UK, Sir John Soane Castelvecchio Museum, Verona, Italy, Carlo Scarpa Myyrmaki Church and Parish Center, Vantaa, Finland, Juha Leiviska Church on the Water, Hokkaido, Japan, Tadao Ando Chapter 3: MATTER Matter, Hapticity and Time Temples of Amon-Ra and Khonsu, Karnak, Egypt Santa Maria dei Miracoli, Venice, Italy, Pietro Lombardo Post Office Savings Bank, Vienna, Austria, Otto Wagner German Pavilion, Barcelona, Spain, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Law Courts Extension, Gothenburg, Sweden, Erik Gunnar Asplund St. Petri Church, Klippan, Sweden, Sigurd Lewerentz Chapter 4: GRAVITY Force, Form and Structure Baths of Caracalla, Rome, Italy Church of Saint Front, Perigueux, France Maison de Verre, Paris, France, Pierre Chareau Exeter Library, Exeter, New Hampshire, US, Louis Kahn DeMenil Gallery, Houston, Texas, US, Renzo Piano Thermal Baths, Vals, Switzerland, Peter Zumthor Chapter 5: LIGHT Material Tactility of Light Hagia Sofia, Istanbul, Turkey, Anthemius of Tralles Chartres Cathedral, Chartres, France S. Carlo alle Quatro Fontane, Rome, Italy, Francesco Borromini Neresheim Abbey Church, Neresheim, Germany, Balthasar Neumann Church of the Three Crosses, Imatra, Finland, Alvar Aalto Kimbell Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, US, Louis Kahn Chapter 6: SILENCE The Silent Voice of Architecture The Pyramids, Giza, Egypt Temples at Paestum, Italy Maya City of Uxmal, Yucatan, Mexico Cloister, S. Maria della Pace, Rome, Italy, Bramante Chapel and Convent of the Capuchinas, Mexico City, Mexico, Luis Barragan Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California, US, Louis Kahn Chapter 7: DWELLING Architecture, Dwelling and Home Dogon Village, Bandiagara, Mali, West Africa Roman Atrium House, Pompei, Italy Villa Rotonda, Vicenza, Italy, Andrea Palladio Darwin Martin House, Buffalo, New York, US, Frank Lloyd Wright Villa Mairea, Noormarkku, Finland, Alvar Aalto Simpson-Lee House, Mount Wilson, NSW, Australia, Glenn Murcutt Chapter 8: ROOM The Rooms of Memory Laurentian Library, Florence, Italy, Michelangelo Biblioteque Nationale, Paris, France, Henri Labrouste Karntner American Bar, Vienna, Austria, Adolf Loos Schroeder House, Utrecht, The Netherlands, Gerrit Reitveld Johnson Wax Company Building, Racine, Wisconsin, US, Frank Lloyd Wright Chapel of St. Ignatius, Seattle, Washington, US, Steven Holl Chapter 9: RITUAL The Form of Ritual Trajan's Market, Rome, Italy, Apollodoros Ise Shrine, Nagoya, Japan Certosa di Firenze, Florence, Italy Sagrada Familia Cathedral, Barcelona, Spain, Antonio Gaudi Grand Central Train Station, New York, US, Warren and Wetmore Villa Savoye, Poissy, France, Le Corbusier Chapter 10: MEMORY Memory and the Lifeworld Palace at Knossos, Crete The Alhambra, Granada, Spain Chapel of the Holy Shroud, Turin, Italy, Guarino Guarini Resurrection Chapel, Turku Cemetery, Finland, Erik Bryggman Brion Cemetery, San Vito in Altivole, Italy, Carlo Scarpa Museum of American Folk Art, New York, US, Tod Williams and Billie Tsien Chapter 11: LANDSCAPE The Internalized Landscape Hadrian's Villa, Tivoli, Italy Katsura Villa, Kyoto, Japan The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, US, Thomas Jefferson Woodland Cemetery, Stockholm, Sweden, E.G. Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz Fallingwater, Mill Run, Pennsylvania, US, Frank Lloyd Wright Swimming Pools on the Sea, Leca da Palmeira, Portugal, Alvaro Siza Chapter 12: PLACE The Power of Place The Acropolis, Athens, Greece, Ictinos; landscape, Dimitris Pikionis Piazza del Campidoglio, Rome, Italy, Michelangelo Saynatsalo Town Hall, Saynatsalo, Finland, Alvar Aalto Municipal Orphanage, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Aldo van Eyck Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia, Jorn Utzon Renovations and Additions to Monte Carasso, Switzerland, Luigi Snozzi Glossary Bibliography

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A renewed acquaintance with great buildings - always a refreshing venture. -AIA NY's Oculus


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Robert McCarter is a practicing architect, professor of architecture, and author. He is the Ruth and Norman Moore Professor of Architecture at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis. Previously he taught at the University of Florida, the Graduate School of Architecture, Columbia University, New York and many others. McCarter has practiced architecture continuously since he began his internship in 1977. McCarter is the author of, among many other titles, Phaidon's, Louis I. Kahn (2005); On and By Frank Lloyd Wright: A Primer of Architectural Principles (2005) and Frank Lloyd Wright (1997). McCarter was selected as one of the Ten Best Educators in American schools of architecture in the education issue of Architect magazine, December 2009. Juhani Pallasmaa is one of Finland's most distinguished architects and architectural thinkers. Pallasmaa is the author/editor of 24 books, including The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture an the Senses (1995, 2nd edition 2005), The Architecture of Image: Existential Space in Cinema (2001) and Encounters (2005).

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