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    The Function of Form (Paperback) By (author) Farshid Moussavi, By (author) Daniel Lopez, By (author) Garrick Ambrose, By (author) Harvard GSD

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    DescriptionIn The Function of Form, internationally acclaimed architect, Farshid Moussavi, provides a provocative critique of the historically opposing relationship between function and form to reveal the contradiction at the heart of modernism. We need to move away from the definition of function as utility, she argues, to align it with how function is defined in mathematics, biology or music. Form, on the other hand, should be considered not only in the way buildings are produced, but also how they perform sensorially. Function and form, considered together in architecture, stand in opposition to the dualism which defined our approach to the built environment throughout the twentieth century. This book provides a thought-provoking account of the challenges facing the 21st century built environment, and an enlivened awareness of the wider possibilities of architectural form.


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    Title
    The Function of Form
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Farshid Moussavi, By (author) Daniel Lopez, By (author) Garrick Ambrose, By (author) Harvard GSD
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 172 mm
    Height: 222 mm
    Thickness: 40 mm
    Weight: 1,719 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9788496954731
    ISBN 10: 8496954730
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    BIC subject category V2: AM, AMC
    DC22: 721
    Abridged Dewey: 720
    LC classification: NA
    B&T General Subject: 130
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    Libri: I-AR
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15850
    BISAC V2.8: ARC013000
    DC22: 690
    BISAC V2.8: ARC001000
    Thema V1.0: AMC
    Edition
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (some col.)
    Publisher
    ActarD Inc
    Imprint name
    ActarD Inc
    Publication date
    09 June 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Barcelona
    Review quote
    ." . . illustrates the incredible variety and breadth of structural innovation that has happened over the last century or so. . . . Most importantly, this book encapsulates our current era's structural concerns and obsessions as succinctly as John Borrego's Space Grid Structures did in 1968." -- Tropolism "Tropolism"