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Scale Imagination, Perception and Practice in Architecture

Adler, Gerald 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 currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:28372)

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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 And what does scale mean in a world where an intuitive, visual understanding is often undermined or superseded by other senses, or by hyper-reality?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.


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

Examining the Knots…Counting the Bricks’: John Ruskin’s Innocent Eye, Stephen Kite

Colour Scales, Fay Zika

Architectual Scale: Psychoanalysis and Adrian Stokes, Janet Sayers

Measuring Up: Measurement and the Redefinition of Scale in Conceptual Art, Elise Noyez

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

Little Boxes, Gerald Adler

Politics and the Deliquescence of Scale: the Columbaria of Brodsky and Utkin, Michael Ostwald

Item Type: Edited book
Additional information: AHRA Publication CREAte Publication
Subjects: N Visual Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > Kent School of Architecture and Planning
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