Design Strategies in Architecture
This is an explanation of the nature and role of architecture by reference to the work of several important contemporary theorists. It establishes the importance of such key issues in design as the "Genius Loci", or spirit of place, the existence of what can best be termed "forces" which effect design and the essential characteristics of form, including such issues as geometry, structure, axes, surface treatment and rhythm. In the second part of the book a series of analysis demonstrate the methodology which includes an analyses of the city and works by significant masters of modern architecture including Alvar Aalto, Richard Meier, James Stirling and Robert Venturi.
- Hardback | 296 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 628.22g
- 01 May 1989
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Spon Press
- London, United Kingdom
Table of contents
Part 1 The role of architecture: aspects of form. Part 2 The analysis of architecture. Part 3 Analytical studies: the village and city in history; Warkworth; Northumberland; Campo and Cathedral; Siena; the Piazza of S. Marco, Venice; analytical studies of buildings; Alvar Aalto; town hall at Saynatsalo 1950-61; Richard Meier - The Atheneum New Harmony 1975-79; the work of James Stirling; James Stirling - extension to the National Gallery, London.