The Architecture of Story

This new book from the author of The Dramatic Writer's Companion approaches some of the same issues as its predecessor but from a slightly different angle.

Author: Will Dunne

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226181912

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 225

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This new book from the author of The Dramatic Writer's Companion approaches some of the same issues as its predecessor but from a slightly different angle. It offers playwrights, screenwriters, and other dramatic writers in-depth analysis of the dramatic architecture of three award-winning contemporary American plays: Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley, Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks, and The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl. Each relatively brief chapter is devoted to a specific story element--from "Characters" and "Main Event" to "Emotional Environment" and "Back Story"--with subsections that break down this element in each of the plays. Readers can choose to read across the chapters to follow the analysis of each play, but the structure gives primary emphasis to the story elements, comparing and contrasting how different writers have successfully handled them. Each chapter ends with a set of questions to help readers analyze and develop that element in their own work.

The Story of Architecture

An illustrated study of architecture spans some five thousand years as it captures the finest achievements of human construction; discusses a variety of architectural styles and movements; and profiles some of the world's great architects, ...

Author: Jonathan Glancey

Publisher: DK

ISBN: UCSD:31822032254617

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

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An illustrated study of architecture spans some five thousand years as it captures the finest achievements of human construction; discusses a variety of architectural styles and movements; and profiles some of the world's great architects, past and present.

Stories of Storeys

An all-inclusive sociology of architecture, the book draws on the social life of some of architecture’s role players, people whose peculiar demands on design have come to characterize the building environment of our times, and times that ...

Author: Gautam Bhatia

Publisher: Sage Publications Pvt. Limited

ISBN: 9789353280826

Category: Art

Page: 392

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A renowned architect and artist on how public architecture in our cities has lost contact with the lives of the common people. Behind the seemingly ordinary life of a practising architect lies a whole host of non-professional impulses that give shape to buildings. Stories of Storeys: Art, Architecture and the City is about these impulses and conditions—social, literate, personal and political—which are expressed, but often ignored in architecture. Bhatia looks at the ordinary, physical, visible and tactile involvement of our urban environment and the way it affects, communicates with, or influences us. An all-inclusive sociology of architecture, the book draws on the social life of some of architecture’s role players, people whose peculiar demands on design have come to characterize the building environment of our times, and times that are characterized by this progressive isolation of architecture from the society of common people.

Architecture

For everyone who has ever wished for greater insight into the art of building design, Architecture: The Whole Story provides the analytical tools to appreciate to the fullest the variety of architectural achievement and the built ...

Author: Denna Jones

Publisher:

ISBN: 0500291489

Category: Architecture

Page: 576

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From ancient and classical masterpieces to contemporary, cutting-edge buildings, architecture has defined our world throughout history. Drawing its examples from all around the globe, Architecture: The Whole Story is a richly illustrated and comprehensive account of the architects, plans, designs and constructions that over the centuries have most engaged our minds, inspired our imaginations and raised our spirits. For everyone who has ever wished for greater insight into the art of building design, Architecture: The Whole Story provides the analytical tools to appreciate to the fullest the variety of architectural achievement and the built environment in the world.

The Story of Architecture of the 20th Century

An examination of architectural trends across the world in the last century - Neoclassicism - Architecture after the First World War - American architecture - Globalization of modern architecture - High-tech and postmodern architecture - ...

Author: Jürgen Tietz

Publisher: Konemann

ISBN: UCSD:31822028478113

Category: Architecture

Page: 119

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An examination of architectural trends across the world in the last century - Neoclassicism - Architecture after the First World War - American architecture - Globalization of modern architecture - High-tech and postmodern architecture - The Rationalist tradition in Italy - Architecture in the 21st century.

The Story of Contemporary Architecture

***SPECIAL PRICE down from $35.00 while stocks last*** Focusing on contemporary architecture, this book gives readers the tools they need to grasp the architectural language and building forms of today's architecture.

Author: Paolo Favole

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

ISBN: 3791345982

Category: Architecture

Page: 156

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Focusing on contemporary architecture, this book gives readers the tools they need to grasp the architectural language and building forms of today's architecture. Part of a new, accessibly written, and generously illustrated series on architecture through the ages, this book features contemporary architecture's most important architects and buildings, interior and exterior photographs, detailed images, drawings and plans. From post- and neo-modernist to deconstructivist and contextualist, contemporary architecture embraces a wide range of approaches. It is unified by its accomplishment of technical challenges, innovative use of resources and space, and insistence on forward-looking design. Some of the most renowned contemporary architects exemplifying these principals are Daniel Libeskind, Zaha Hahid, Rem Koolhaas, Norman Foster, and Frank Gehry.

The Short Story of Architecture

The Short Story of Architecture is a pocket book guide to key styles, buildings, elements and materials – a new and innovative guide to the subject of architecture that explores 50 key buildings, from the Great Pyramids to high–tech, ...

Author: Susie Hodge

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 1786273705

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

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The Short Story of Architecture is a pocket book guide to key styles, buildings, elements and materials – a new and innovative guide to the subject of architecture that explores 50 key buildings, from the Great Pyramids to high–tech, sustainable skyscrapers. Accessible and concise, the book links the 50 key works to the most important architectural materials, elements and styles, giving readers all the tools they need to understand and appreciate the built world. "A brilliant little book […] Those with an interest in architecture but who find the language and jargon of the genre intimidating and often impenetrable are sure to find Hodge's simple accessible style enjoyable and refreshing"– Self Build & Design "I enjoyed this book. There is no fluff here, nothing extra. It's just a great overview of some great buildings, architectural styles and materials. The photographs are beautiful and the writing crisp and clear. I recommend this book for anyone who wants an introduction to architecture and some insights in the buildings around us or that predate us." – Goodreads reviewer "I am an architect and most certainly enjoyed this book. (…) [T]he chapters Elements and Materials are a nice take on architectural history and will offer valuable information for non professionals! I see this book as an encyclopaedia to get basic information on various topics. But the very short chapters are really just a starting point. The images are very helpful throughout and the layout is clean and helps the reader navigate the book. You are looking for a Short Story of Architecture? That is exactly what you get, in the best possible way." – Goodreads reviewer Other books in 'The Short Story of…' series include The Short Story of Art, The Short Story of Photography, The Short Story of Film and The Short Story of Modern Art.

The Story of Architecture

A comprehensive history of architecture worldwide, with illustrations, plans and maps.

Author: Patrick Nuttgens

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 0714836168

Category: Architecture

Page: 352

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A comprehensive history of architecture worldwide, with illustrations, plans and maps.

Narrative Architecture

With more than 100 black and white images this book will help you to adopt the design method in your own work.

Author: Sylvain De Bleeckere

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317481195

Category: Architecture

Page: 190

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Narrative Architecture explores the postmodern concept of narrative architecture from four perspectives: thinking, imagining, educating, and designing, to give you an original view on our postmodern era and architectural culture. Authors Sylvain De Bleeckere and Sebastiaan Gerards outline the ideas of thinkers, such as Edmund Husserl, Paul Ricoeur, Emmanuel Levinas, and Peter Sloterdijk, and explore important work of famous architects, such as Daniel Libeskind and Frank Gehry, as well as rather underestimated architects like Günter Behnisch and Sep Ruf. With more than 100 black and white images this book will help you to adopt the design method in your own work.

Artificial Love

The second story is about the ways that architecture reflects the tribal and personal desires of those who make it.

Author: Paul Shepheard

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262264692

Category: Architecture

Page: 312

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A vision of architecture that includes sculpture, machines, and technology and encapsulates the history of the human species. According to Paul Shepheard, architecture is the rearranging of the world for human purposes. Sculpture, machines, and landscapes are all architecture-every bit as much as buildings are. In his writings, Shepheard examines old assumptions about architecture and replaces the critical theory of the academic with the active theory of the architect-citizen enamored of the world around him. Artificial Love weaves together three stories about architecture into one. The first, about machines as architecture, leads to speculations about technology and the human condition and to the assertion that machines are the sculptures of today. The second story is about the ways that architecture reflects the tribal and personal desires of those who make it. In the West, ideas of community, multiculturalism, and globalization compete furiously, leaving architecture to exist as it always has, as the past in the present. The third story features individual people experiencing their lives in the context of architecture. Here, Shepheard borrows the rhetorical device of Shakespeare's seven ages of man to propose that each person's life imitates the accumulating history of the human species. Shepheard's version of the history of humans is a technological one, in which machines become sculpture and sculpture becomes architecture. For Shepheard, our machines do not separate us from nature. Rather, our technology is our nature, and we cannot but be in harmony with nature. The change that we have wrought in the world, he says, is a wonderful and powerful thing.

The Story of Post Modernism

In The Story of Post-Modernism, Charles Jencks, the authority on Post-Modern architecture and culture, provides the defining account of Post-Modern architecture from its earliest roots in the early 60s to the present day.

Author: Charles Jencks

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119960096

Category: Architecture

Page: 296

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In The Story of Post-Modernism, Charles Jencks, the authority on Post-Modern architecture and culture, provides the defining account of Post-Modern architecture from its earliest roots in the early 60s to the present day. By breaking the narrative into seven distinct chapters, which are both chronological and overlapping, Jencks charts the ebb and flow of the movement, the peaks and troughs of different ideas and themes. The book is highly visual. As well as providing a chronological account of the movement, each chapter also has a special feature on the major works of a given period. The first up-to-date narrative of Post-Modern Architecture - other major books on the subject were written 20 years ago. An accessible narrative that will appeal to students who are new to the subject, as well as those who can remember its heyday in the 70s and 80s.

Architecture

Dana Cuff delves into the architect's everyday world in "Architecture" to uncover an intricate social art of design, resulting in a new portrait of the profession that sheds light on what it means to become an architect.

Author: Dana Cuff

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262531127

Category: Architecture

Page: 306

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Dana Cuff delves into the architect's everyday world in "Architecture" to uncover an intricate social art of design, resulting in a new portrait of the profession that sheds light on what it means to become an architect.

The Story of Western Architecture

The Story of Western Architecture explores not only the buildings constructed, but also how they were built, by whom and for what purpose.

Author: Bill Risebero

Publisher: Bloomsbury Visual Arts

ISBN: 1350092126

Category: Architecture

Page: 352

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Now in its fourth edition, this classic bestselling book has been updated with brand new chapters and hand-drawn illustrations. Using a highly accessible approach, the author takes history rather than aesthetics as his starting point. Risebero unfolds and explains the development of architecture in the Western world by examining the subject as an expression of social and economic conditions. The Story of Western Architecture explores not only the buildings constructed, but also how they were built, by whom and for what purpose. This informative book, brought to life through the author's expressive line drawings, is an essential guide to how buildings have evolved through time for keen amateurs and experts alike.

Confabulations Storytelling in Architecture

Bringing together a collection of 24 essays from a diverse and respected group of scholars, this book presents the convergence of architecture and storytelling across a broad temporal, geographic, and cultural range.

Author: Paul Emmons

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317162285

Category: Architecture

Page: 290

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Confabulation is a drawing together through storytelling. Fundamental to our perception, memory, and thought is the way we join fractured experiences to construct a narrative. Confabulations: Storytelling in Architecture weaves together poetic ideas, objects, and events and returns you to everyday experiences of life through juxtapositions with dreams, fantasies, and hypotheticals. It follows the intellectual and creative framework of architectural cosmopoesis developed and practiced by the distinguished thinker, architect, and professor Dr. Marco Frascari, who thought deeply about the role of storytelling in architecture. Bringing together a collection of 24 essays from a diverse and respected group of scholars, this book presents the convergence of architecture and storytelling across a broad temporal, geographic, and cultural range. Beginning with an introduction framing the topic, the book is organized along a continuous thread structured around four key areas: architecture of stories, stories of architecture, stories of theory and practice of stories. Beautifully illustrated throughout and including a 64-page full colour section, Confabulations is an insightful investigation into architectural narratives.

The Story of Modern Architecture of the 20th Century

The Story of Modern Architecture provides concise and reliable information on key cultural and historical topics.

Author: Jürgen Tietz

Publisher: Hf Ullmann

ISBN: 384800562X

Category: Architecture

Page: 127

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The Story of Modern Architecture provides concise and reliable information on key cultural and historical topics. Highlights: • Chronological presentation of the most important themes • More than 150 illustrations with detailed explanations • Supplementary cards on special related themes and the history of the events • Time lines, illustrations, and maps • Index of subjects and names

The Architecture of Narrative Time

Scholars and students of modern literature; anyone with an interest in the work of Thomas Mann.

Author: Erica Wickerson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198793274

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 240

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Time matters to all of us. It dominates everyday discourse: diaries, schedules, clocks, working hours, opening times, appointments, weekdays and weekends, national holidays, religious festivals, birthdays, and anniversaries. But how do we, as unique individuals, subjectively experience time? The slowness of an hour in a boring talk, the swiftness of a summer holiday, the fleetingness of childhood, the endless wait for pivotal news: these are experiences to which we all can relate and of which we commonly speak. How can a writer not only report such experiences but also conjure them up in words so that readers share the frustration, the excitement, the anticipation, are on tenterhooks with a narrator or character, or in melancholic mourning for a time long-since passed, which we never experienced ourselves? Erica Wickerson suggests that the evocation of subjective temporal experience occurs in every sentence, on every page, at every plot turn, in any narrative. The Architecture of Narrative Time offers a new template for understanding narrative time that combines close readings with analysis of the structural overview. It enables new ways of reading Thomas Mann; but also new ways of conceptualising narrative time in any literary work, not only in Mann's fiction and not only in texts that foreground the narration of time. The range of Mann's novels, novellas, and short stories is compared with other nineteenth- and twentieth-century works in German and in English to suggest a comprehensive approach to considering time in narrative.

Architecture of the World

intended that this book be para-conventional design of architecture can be avant-garde while at the same time being reflective, the format contained herein offers a pictorially-centric layout while containing related briefs.

Author: Mark Comeau

Publisher:

ISBN: 1465249850

Category: Architecture

Page: 398

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Michelangelo God s Architect

In this richly illustrated book, leading Michelangelo expert William Wallace sheds new light on this least familiar part of Michelangelo’s biography, revealing a creative genius who was also a skilled engineer and enterprising businessman ...

Author: William E. Wallace

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691194394

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 328

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The untold story of Michelangelo's final decades—and his transformation into one of the greatest architects of the Italian Renaissance As he entered his seventies, the great Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo despaired that his productive years were past. Anguished by the death of friends and discouraged by the loss of commissions to younger artists, this supreme painter and sculptor began carving his own tomb. It was at this unlikely moment that fate intervened to task Michelangelo with the most ambitious and daunting project of his long creative life. Michelangelo, God's Architect is the first book to tell the full story of Michelangelo's final two decades, when the peerless artist refashioned himself into the master architect of St. Peter’s Basilica and other major buildings. When the Pope handed Michelangelo control of the St. Peter’s project in 1546, it was a study in architectural mismanagement, plagued by flawed design and faulty engineering. Assessing the situation with his uncompromising eye and razor-sharp intellect, Michelangelo overcame the furious resistance of Church officials to persuade the Pope that it was time to start over. In this richly illustrated book, leading Michelangelo expert William Wallace sheds new light on this least familiar part of Michelangelo’s biography, revealing a creative genius who was also a skilled engineer and enterprising businessman. The challenge of building St. Peter’s deepened Michelangelo’s faith, Wallace shows. Fighting the intrigues of Church politics and his own declining health, Michelangelo became convinced that he was destined to build the largest and most magnificent church ever conceived. And he was determined to live long enough that no other architect could alter his design.

The Songyang Story

This is the mission statement of architect Xu Tiantian, founder and principal of Beijing-based studio Design and Architecture (DnA). In 2014, Xu began to work in the remote Songyang County in China's Zhejiang Province.

Author: Kirsten Feireiss

Publisher: Park Publishing (WI)

ISBN: 3038601861

Category:

Page: 264

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Architecture can revitalize, spark rural self-confidence, and turn wasteland into a welcoming space--and it can do it at a low cost. This is the mission statement of architect Xu Tiantian, founder and principal of Beijing-based studio Design and Architecture (DnA). In 2014, Xu began to work in the remote Songyang County in China's Zhejiang Province. Her holistic concept does not engage in erasing existing structures but is instead guided by the concept of Architectural Acupuncture, which prefers smaller interventions to extensive redevelopments, and which has gained much recognition as a model for similar regions around the world. For Xu, architecture as a language should address the traditions of Songyang County--each solution is unique; only the small budget is common to all of them. Yet all of them are interrelated and serve the broader goal of mutual enhancement. The Songyang Story introduces Xu's concept of Architectural Acupuncture and discusses the influence of architecture on cultural self-understanding and economic renewal in twenty-first-century rural China. Richly illustrated, it features some twenty new buildings and conversions of existing structures with diverse functions. These interventions work in the local context and greatly affect Songyang County's social fabric, housing, culture, industry, agriculture, landscape conservation, and tourism. Published alongside the illustrations are essays by international economists, sociologists, and curators as well as by the secretary of the Songyang County Party Committee, examining the social, political, and economic implications of sustainable planning and collective action in the Chinese province.