Shadow

the architectural power of withholding light
 
 
Routledge (Verlag)
  • 1. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 19. Februar 2020
 
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 184 Seiten
978-0-367-44258-3 (ISBN)
 
Each of these Analysing Architecture Notebooks is devoted to a particular theme in understanding the rich and varied workings of architecture. They can be thought of as addenda to the foundation volume Analysing Architecture, which first appeared in 1997 and has subsequently been enlarged in three further editions. Examining these extra themes as a series of Notebooks, rather than as additional chapters in future editions, allows greater space for more detailed exploration of a wider variety of examples, whilst avoiding the risk of the original book becoming unwieldy.
Shadows may be insubstantial but they are, nevertheless, an important element in architecture. In prehistoric times we sought shade as a refuge from the hot sun and chilling rain. Through history architects have used shadows to draw, to mould form, to paint pictures, to orchestrate atmosphere, to indicate the passing of time. as well as to identify place. Sometimes shadow can be the substance of architecture.
  • Englisch
  • London
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  • Großbritannien
Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Für höhere Schule und Studium
  • 332 s/w Zeichnungen, 54 s/w Photographien bzw. Rasterbilder, 386 s/w Abbildungen
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  • 332 Line drawings, black and white; 54 Halftones, black and white; 386 Illustrations, black and white
  • Höhe: 159 mm
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  • Breite: 235 mm
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  • Dicke: 34 mm
  • 410 gr
978-0-367-44258-3 (9780367442583)
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Simon Unwin is Emeritus Professor of Architecture at the University of Dundee in Scotland. Although retired, he continues to teach at the Welsh School of Architecture in Cardiff University, Wales, where he taught for many years. His books are used in schools of architecture around the world and have been translated into various languages.
Preface
Introduction - Our World of Shadow
Shadow Types
Drawing Shadow - Sciagraphy
Drawing with Shadow
Practical Shadow
Problematic Shadow
Shadow Container
Contained Shadow
Shadow Threshold
Narrative Shadow
Regional Shadow
Stage Set for Shadow
Shadow and Time
Japanese Shadow
Islamic Shadow
Le Corbusier - Architect of Shadow
Endnote
Acknowledgements
Bibliography
Index

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