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Postby Devi » Sat Feb 21, 2004 11:11 am

What books should I read to gain more knowledge in the new theoretical and conceptual approach to Architecture?
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Re: Theory

Postby sw101 » Mon Feb 23, 2004 11:50 am

Originally posted by Devi
What books should I read to gain more knowledge in the new theoretical and conceptual approach to Architecture?


start with vitruvius and keep reading. theres no definite "new" approach to architectural design. constantly morphing ideas and ideals mean fluidity is becoming more prevalent in the fashion of design. dont read a book and take it as gospel for anything. look at everything thats being designed and draw your own conclusions.

As a starting point i'd recommend the work of neil leach
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Postby gem99 » Mon Aug 09, 2004 5:37 pm

well i would recommend alot of Neil Spiller s work UCL lecturer, deals in nanotechnology etc and loves Salvador Dali.....trust me

also alot of mind bogling books...from philosophers ie Leibniz, Guattari....if you read them, re read them try and incorporate what you have read into something more idealistic or real...alot of architecture is theory and concepts are the basis of design
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Postby sumatra » Fri Sep 03, 2004 4:02 pm

you shouldn't miss the writings of rem koolhaas, bernard tschumi, steven hall. and not to forget christian norberg-schulz
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Postby phil » Fri Sep 03, 2004 5:09 pm

Sigfried Giedion, A little bit more historically orientated for what you might be looking for, but none the less well worth looking at. Also might be worth looking at Henri Lefebvre. Neil Leech, as pointed out by SW101, is a good starting point to get into other theorists.
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Re: Theory

Postby rajiv » Mon Nov 22, 2004 8:59 pm

EXPERIENCING ARCHITECTURE by Steen Eiler Rasmussen is good book for starting theory
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