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Architettura Della Città

Architettura Della Città

  • Author: Aldo Rossi,Peter Eisenman
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 9780262680431
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 201
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Aldo Rossi, a practicing architect and leader of the Italian architectural movement La Tendenza, is also one of the most influential theorists writing today. The Architecture of the City is his major work of architectural and urban theory. In part a protest against functionalism and the Modern Movement, in part an attempt to restore the craft of architecture to its position as the only valid object of architectural study, and in part an analysis of the rules and forms of the city's construction, the book has become immensely popular among architects and design students.

The Architecture of the Museum

The Architecture of the Museum

Symbolic Structures, Urban Contexts

  • Author: Michaela Giebelhausen
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • ISBN: 9780719056109
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 249
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This volume examines the meaning of museum architecture in the urban environment, considering important issues such as forms of civic representation, urban regeneration of and cultural tourism and the museumification of the city itself.

The Architecture of Baltimore

The Architecture of Baltimore

An Illustrated History

  • Author: Mary Ellen Hayward,Frank R. Shivers, Jr.
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 9780801878060
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 397
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The eclectic and inspiring architecture of Baltimore is captured in this study that ranges from the city's eighteenth-century Georgian buildings to its Romantic stylings, including Greek and Gothic revivals, and the influx of industrial buildings and modernist structures.

The Architecture of Phantasmagoria

The Architecture of Phantasmagoria

Specters of the City

  • Author: Libero Andreotti,Nadir Lahiji
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 131747872X
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 208
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In a time of mass-mediated modernity, the city becomes, almost by definition, a constitutively ‘mediated’ city. Today, more than ever before, the omnipresence of media in every sphere of culture is creating a new urban ontology, saturating, fracturing, and exacerbating the manifold experience of city life. The authors describe this condition as one of 'hyper-mediation' – a qualitatively new phase in the city’s historical evolution. The concept of phantasmagoria has pride of place in their study; using it as an all-embracing explanatory framework, they explore its meanings as a critical category to understand the culture, and the architecture, of the contemporary city. Andreotti and Lahiji argue that any account of architecture that does not include understanding the role and function of media and its impact on the city in the present ‘tele-technological-capitalist’ society is fundamentally flawed and incomplete. Their approach moves from Walter Benjamin, through the concepts of phantasmagoria and of media – as theorized also by Theodor Adorno, Siegfried Kracauer, and a new generation of contemporary critics – towards a new socio-critical and aesthetic analysis of the mediated space of the contemporary city.

City and Sanctuary

City and Sanctuary

Religion and Architecture in the Roman Near East

  • Author: Peter Richardson
  • Publisher: Scm Press
  • ISBN: 9780334028840
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 209
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Focusing on the five cities of Palmyra, Petra, Gerasa, Caesarea Maritima and Jerusalem, this interesting and informative study demonstrates that religion was a vital factor in the layout and buildings of Near Eastern cities. Originally presented as lectures, the chapters examine specific places or buildings within each city in great practical detail and, combining architectural with historical and social analysis, Richardson looks at what sanctuaries, temples, churches, public squares, tombs tell us about the different relationship each city had with its Roman masters.

The Architecture of New York City

The Architecture of New York City

Histories and Views of Important Structures, Sites, and Symbols

  • Author: Donald M. Reynolds
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 390
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From the reviews of the first edition of Architecture of New York City… "It should provide joy to anyone even vaguely interested in this city and its artifacts.… It is very likely to turn them into enthusiasts." —New York Times Book Review "…weaves the little-known stories of 80 buildings and landmarks into a colorful tapestry of New York’s whirlwind history.… This richly illustrated guide can be read from beginning to end with great pleasure." —Publishers Weekly "…Reynolds takes a new look at the older glories of New York. The architecture is freshly seen and is clearly researched. Reynolds’ splendid photographs present highly original views of familiar (and not so familiar) important structures and sites." —Adolph Placzek, former president of the Society of Architectural Historians The history of New York City is a rich pageant of culture, commerce, social change, and human drama stretching back five hundred years. And when we know where to look for it, it is all there for us to see, vividly etched into the cityscape. Now in this celebration of New York’s architecture, Donald Martin Reynolds helps us to see and appreciate, as never before, the city’s monuments and masterpieces, and to hear the tales they have to tell. With the help of nearly 200 striking photographs (20 of them new to this edition), Dr. Reynolds takes us on an unforgettable tour of five centuries of architectural change and innovation—from 16th-century Dutch canals and 18th-century farmhouses, to the elevator buildings of the 1870s (precursors of skyscrapers) and the Art Deco, Bauhaus, and Post-modern buildings that make up New York City’s celebrated skyline. Floor by floor stone by stone, detail by detail Dr. Reynolds lovingly describes 90 of the city’s most striking buildings, bridges, parks, and places. He tells us when, why, and how they were built and who built them, and in the process, he evokes the illustrious and exciting history of this restless, ceaselessly seductive metropolis.

City changes

City changes

architecture in the city of London 1985-1995

  • Author: Architecture Foundation (London, England)
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780951828427
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 63
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