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The Resource Surface architecture, David Leatherbarrow and Mohsen Mostafavi

Surface architecture, David Leatherbarrow and Mohsen Mostafavi

Label
Surface architecture
Title
Surface architecture
Statement of responsibility
David Leatherbarrow and Mohsen Mostafavi
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Visually, many contemporary buildings either reflect their systems of production or recollect earlier styles and motifs. This division between production and representation is in some ways an extension of that between modernity and tradition. In this book David Leatherbarrow and Mohsen Mostafavi explore ways that design can take advantage of production methods such that architecture is neither independent of nor dominated by technology." "Leatherbarrow and Mostafavi examine the theoretical and practical isolation of the building surface as the subject of architectural design. The autonomy of the surface, the modernist "free facade," presumes a distinction between the structural and nonstructural elements of the building, between the frame and the cladding. Once the skin of the building became independent of its structure, it could just as well hang like a curtain, or like clothing." "In tracing the handling of this surface, the authors examine both contemporary buildings and those of the recent past. Architects discussed include Albert Kahn, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Alison and Peter Smithson, Alejandro de la Sota, Robert Venturi, Jacques Herzog, and Pierre de Meuron."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Leatherbarrow, David
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Mostafavi, Mohsen
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Architecture
  • Architecture and technology
  • Materials
Label
Surface architecture, David Leatherbarrow and Mohsen Mostafavi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-255) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1.
  • Introduction : why surface architecture?.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Framing containment.
  • p. 9
  • 3.
  • Window/wall.
  • p. 39
  • 4.
  • appearance of covering.
  • p. 79
  • 5.
  • Adjusting standards.
  • p. 131
  • 6.
  • Premade - remade.
  • p. 165
  • 7.
  • Technique and appearance : the task of the present.
  • p. 199
Control code
99013124339
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
264 p.
Isbn
9780262621946
Lccn
2001056834
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Surface architecture, David Leatherbarrow and Mohsen Mostafavi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-255) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1.
  • Introduction : why surface architecture?.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Framing containment.
  • p. 9
  • 3.
  • Window/wall.
  • p. 39
  • 4.
  • appearance of covering.
  • p. 79
  • 5.
  • Adjusting standards.
  • p. 131
  • 6.
  • Premade - remade.
  • p. 165
  • 7.
  • Technique and appearance : the task of the present.
  • p. 199
Control code
99013124339
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
264 p.
Isbn
9780262621946
Lccn
2001056834
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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