Scale Imagination, Perception and Practice in Architecture

Adler, G. and Brittain-Catlin, Timothy and Fontana-Giusti, Gordana, eds. (2012) Scale Imagination, Perception and Practice in Architecture. Critiques: Critical Studies in Architectural Humanities, 7 . Routledge, Abingdon, 241 pp. ISBN 978-0-415-68712-6. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Scale is a word which underlies much of architectural and urban design practice, its history and theory, and its technology. This book considers what is culturally specific about scale? And what does scale mean in a world where an intuitive, visual understanding is often undermined or superseded by other senses, or by hyper-reality? With a visual essay in each section, this book is for students, academics and practitioners in architecture and architectural theory as well as of interest to students in a range of other disciplines including art history and theory, geography, anthropology and landscape architecture. Contributors: Introduction Gerald Adler 1. Scale Excursus 1: The Scale of the Detail, Natalie Rozencwaig Part 1: Scale Before the Twentieth Century The Role of Small-Scale Images by Wenceslaus Hollar: the Rebuiling of London in the Late Seventeenth Century, Gordana Fontana-Giusti Mildendo and Masdar: A Tale of Two Cities, Adam Sharr Examining the Knots…Counting the Bricks’: John Ruskin’s Innocent Eye, Stephen Kite The Worm’s Eye as a Measure of Man: Axonometry in Architectural Representation, Hilary Bryon Scale Excursus 2: Scale in Recent Projects by MVRDV, Natalie de Vries Part 2: Scale in Art and Perception Colour Scales, Fay Zika Scales of Interaction: Aligning the Qualitative with the Quantitative in Music and Architecture, Fiona Smyth Architectual Scale: Psychoanalysis and Adrian Stokes, Janet Sayers Sublime Indifference, Helen Mallinson Measuring Up: Measurement and the Redefinition of Scale in Conceptual Art, Elise Noyez Scaling Haptics – Haptic Scaling: Studying Scale and Scaling in the Haptic Design Process of Two Architects who Lost their Sight, Peter-Willem Vermeersch and Ann Heylighen Scale Adjustment in Architecture and Music, Richard Coyne Scale Excursus 3: Complex Ordinariness in Oxford: 'House after Two years of Living', Igea Troiani Part 3: Scale in the Twentieth Century Ethos Logos Pathos: Architects and their Chairs, Jonathan Foote ‘Halfway between the Electron and the Universe’: Doxiadis and the Delos Symposia, Simon Richards Little Boxes, Gerald Adler Scale and Identity in the Housing Projects of Coderch, Michael Pike Politics and the Deliquescence of Scale: the Columbaria of Brodsky and Utkin, Michael Ostwald

Item Type: Edited book
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Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > Architecture
Depositing User: Timothy Brittain-Catlin
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2011 11:47
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2011 12:54
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