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290 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), charts, plans ; 25 cm.
  • Avant-propos : Le Mur : esthétique, poétique et approche visuelle, matière et perception de la matière, vie et transparence -- La peau et le ventre -- Introduction, présentation et enjeux -- Bâtir. Une approche technologique de la taille de pierre médiévale ; l'homme, le geste, l'outil et la main -- Esthétique du bâti et métaphore architecturale -- De l'appareil et de son chainage -- Le Grand Kyz Kola à Merv (Turkménistan). Une imposante architecture de briques crues -- Le cas du Bos-Berry -- À l'interface -- Enclore et représenter en terre d'Empire : de l'usage des moellons dans les murs des châteaux forts alsaciens aux ne et nie siècles -- Entre les murs et dans le mur : tirants et chaînages dans la construction romane -- A propos des arcs clavés bichromes dans l'espace rhodanien : leur rôle dans l'élasticité du mur. -- D'air, d'eaux "lentes" ou "vives", fourrure, blocage et parties externes -- Présentation et enjeux -- Sécher et ventile le mortier et sa respiration -- Moellon ou pierre de taille : la surface et la masse -- Interventions humaines sur l'épiderme du bâti médiéval et son environnement : pour le meilleur ou pour le pire ? -- Le rôle des poteries enterrées dans le sol des églises médiévales -- Des murs d'église assoiffés, purifiés, sanctifiés, enivrés : les paradoxes de l'eau bénite -- Évacuer l'eau : les cadres romans et gothiques -- L'ancienne église Saint-Valentin d'Arthonnay dans l'Yonne : quand un édifice médiéval n'est plus que mur -- Les couvertures : mener l'eau hors des murs.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
176 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps, plans ; 29 cm
Tall Wood buildings have been at the foreground of innovative building practice in urban contexts for a number of years. From London to Stockholm, from Vancouver to Melbourne timber buildings of up to 20 storeys have been built, are under construction or being considered. This dynamic trend was enabled by developments in the material itself, prefabrication and more flexibility in fire regulations. The low CO2 footprint of wood - often regionally sourced - is another strong argument in its favour. This publication explains the typical construction types such as panel systems, frame and hybrid systems. An international selection of 13 case studies is documented in detail with many specially prepared construction drawings, demonstrating the range of the technology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783035604757 20171009
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
314 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)

4. Leonardo e l'Arno [2015]

Book
159 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
151 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 18 cm.
The term "engineering" comes from the Latin word "ingenium" that means talent, gift. Thus, according to this definition, the engineer was an intelligent, practical man, able to solve problems. Who better than Leonardo could fit this description perfectly? Leonardo studied in depth ancient texts and the treatises written by the most innovative Florentine and Sienese engineers of that time. Among them, one of the most important was Brunelleschi who was considered the repository of Renaissance knowledge. In the letter of employment written to Ludovico il Moro in 1482, Leonardo presented himself as an architect and as a skilled military and hydraulic engineer, adding only at the end his ability in sculpture and painting. Leonardo diffused these innovations, improving them thanks to his genius. The artist studied engineering in more than thousand folios, now kept in the "Codex Atlanticus" and in the first of the Madrid manuscripts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9788895686226 20160604
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
480 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
  • PREFACE. PRECEDENTS. WOOD. MASONRY. CONCRETE. METAL. GLASS. PLASTIC. DETAILED PRECEDENTS. WOOD. MASONRY. CONCRETE. METAL. GLASS. PLASTIC. COMPARATIVE APPLICATIONS. WOOD. MASONRY. CONCRETE. METAL. GLASS. PLASTIC. POSTSCRIPT. INDEX. WOOD PROJECTS. GAMBLE HOUSE - GREENE AND GREENE. MIDDLETON INN - CLARK AND MENEFEE. CHAPEL OF ST. BENEDICT - PETER ZUMTHOR. GOETZ COLLECTION MUSUEM - HERZOG & DEMEURON. GUCKLHUPF - HANS PETER WORNDL. MARIKA-ALDERTON HOUSE - GLENN MURCUTT. ELEKTRA HOUSE - DAVID ADJAYE. NEW ENGLAND HOUSE - OFFICE dA. MANSONRY PROJECTS. ENNIS-BROWN HOUSE - FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT. BARCELONA PAVILION - MIES VAN DER ROHE. CASA BARRAGAN - LUIS BARRAGAN. EXETER LIBRARY - LOUIS I. KAHN. HOUSE AT RIVA SAN VITALE - MARIO BOTTA. THERMAL BATHS - PETER ZUMTHOR. MURCIA TOWN HALL - RAFAEL MONEO. DOMINUS WINERY - HERZOG & DE MEURON. CONCRETE PROJECTS. LOVELL BEACH HOUSE - R.M. SCHINDLER. UNITE D'HABITATION - LE CORBUSIER. CONVENT DE LA TOURETTE - LE CORBUSIER. CARPENTER CENTER - LE CORBUSIER. SALK INSTITUTE OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES - LOUIS I. KAHN. KIMBELL ART MUSEUM - LOUIS I. KAHN. CHURCH ON THE WATER - TADAO ANDO. ROSENTHAL CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART - ZAHA HADID. METAL PROJECTS. WICHITA HOUSE - BUCKMINSTER FULLER. EAMES HOUSE - CHARLES AND RAY EAMES. THE ATHENEUM - RICHARD MEIER. MAGNEY HOUSE - GLENN MURCUTT. NIAUX CAVE - MASSIMILIANO FUKSAS. JEWISH MUSEUM - DANIEL LIBESKIND. DE YOUNG MUSEUM - HERZOG & DE MEURON. CAL-TRANS DISTRICT 7 HQ - MORPHOSIS. GLASS PORJECTS. MAISON DE VERRE - PIERRE CHAREAU. FARNSWORTH HOUSE - MIES VAN DER ROHE. FRENCH NATIONAL LIBRARY - DOMINIQUE PERRAULT. CARTIER FOUNDATION - JEAN NOUVEL. KUNSTHAUS BREGENZ - PETER ZUMTHOR. HOUSE AT MOLEDO - EDUARDO SOUTO DE MOURA. DE BLAS HOUSE - ALBERTO CAMPO BAEZA. SENDAI MEDIATHEQUE - TOYO ITO. PLASTIC PROJECTS. MONSANTO HOUSE OF THE FUTURE - GOODY AND HAMILTON. COLMENAREJO MUNICIPAL HALL - ABALOS & HERREROS. HOUSE IN IMAZATO - KATSUYASU KISHIGAMI. MILLENIUM DOME - RICHARD ROGERS. EDEN PROJECT - NICHOLAS GRIMSHAW. KUNSTHAUS GRAZ - COOK AND FOURNIER. CHAMELEON HOUSE - ANDERSON & ANDERSON. WATER CUBE - PTW ARCHITECTS.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470477298 20160604
A comprehensive, richly illustrated catalog focusing on materials used in great twentieth-century architecture Viewed primarily in technical terms pertaining to construction, material has often been overlooked in the discourse on architectural design. Yet, it is material that breathes life into architecture by realizing concepts into meaningful physical forms. Whether it is wood, glass, steel, plastic, or concrete, material can be employed with unlimited flexibility and carries both visual and emotional characteristics through its expression. The first book of its kind to focus on materiality from a design perspective, Material Precedent is masterfully presented, with an impressive collection of crisp line drawings along with historical, material, tectonic, and typological analysis of twentieth-century buildings, providing readers with detailed instruction that traces the traditions and trends of material as the defining premise in the making of architecture. This unrivaled text:* Is illustrated throughout with detailed line drawings* Is perfect for use in a design studio or simply for understanding the role of materials in buildings, for a designer of any level* Includes a companion Web siteBy cataloging and comparing the concepts behind modern building science using architectural precedent, Material Precedent examines structure, form, effect, detail, sustainability, and performance through material application to provide a comprehensive analysis of the materiality of architecture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470477298 20160604
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
xi, 158 p. : ill ; 28 cm.
This is a detailed and informative overview of the latest research and development in stone conservation. Petra, Angkor, Copan, Venice, Lascaux, Easter Island - all are examples of irreplaceable cultural heritage built in stone and now slowly disappearing. "Stone Conservation" is a tool for conservators and conservation scientists to guide policy, practice, and research in the preservation of stone in monuments, sculpture, and archaeological sites. This second edition reflects the explosion of new research, enlarging the discussion of preventive conservation and adding new sections on rock art and other subjects. It provides a strategic overview of stone conservation research and an updated critique of the field's strengths and weaknesses. The accompanying bibliography summarizes material published between 1995 and 2009 and provides a framework for building a coherent base of useful knowledge for practicing conservators and scientists.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781606060469 20160608
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
251 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 23 cm.
  • Concrete
  • Mineral
  • Metal
  • Wood
  • Plastic + rubber
  • Glass
  • Paint + paper
  • Fabric
  • Light
  • Digital.
New materials are reshaping the world and this reference manual has details on 200 of the most interesting and useful new materials now available.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781568988931 20160604
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
xiii, 284 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
  • Building stockade
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Project development
  • Trial offer
  • Supporting documents
  • Prototype
  • End product.
Buckminster Fuller's fame reached its peak in the 1960s and 1970s, when his visionary experiments struck a chord with the counterculture and his charismatic personality provided the media with a good story - that of a genius who could play the role of artist, scientist, and entrepreneur all at once. In "Becoming Bucky Fuller", Loretta Lorance shows that Fuller's career did not begin with the lofty goals hailed by his admirers, and that, in fact, Fuller's image as guru and prophet was as carefully constructed as a geodesic dome. Fuller (1895-1983) determined early on how the story of his life in the 1920s and 1930s should be portrayed. But, drawing on a close reading of Fuller's personal papers (in particular, the multivolume scrapbook, Chronofile), Lorance looks at Fuller's first independent project, the Dymaxion House, and finds that what really happened differs from the authorized version. According to Fuller himself and most secondary sources, after a series of personal crises in the 1920s - including the death of his young daughter, thoughts of suicide, and a 'year of silence' during which he pondered his purpose in life - Fuller resolved to devote himself to the betterment of society by offering the public economical, efficient, modern manufactured housing. But the private papers tell a different story; one of his initial motivations for designing the Dymaxion House was simply to make money from its manufacture. When that didn't work, Fuller began to emphasize its possibilities rather than its practicalities. By the mid-1930s, Lorance shows, Fuller the public figure had gone from being an entrepreneur with a product to being a visionary with an idea. He had become Bucky Fuller.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780262123020 20160528
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
255 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
232 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 31 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
112 p. : ill. (some col.), plans ; 30 cm.
"Dry Constrcution" liefert einen Uberblick uber die gangigen Trockenbausysteme, gegliedert nach den Bauteilen Wand, Decke, Boden, und ihren Einsatzmoglichkeiten. Der Band ist konzipiert als Arbeitshandbuch fur Entwurf und Planung.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783764388089 20160604
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
247 p. : ill. (some col.), plans ; 24 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
191 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
247 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
110 p. : ill. (some col.), plans ; 30 cm.
With its virtually infinite plasticity, its constructional versatility, and its simple and straightforward building technology, concrete is the building material of the present. In addition to careful design and constructional planning, the invitation of bids and the building contract are the keys to a successful implementation. "Building with Concrete" provides the basic information needed to work with the material, with special attention to the architect's role in planning and construction management. It describes current trends in concrete technology and the development of innovative new types of concrete, with firsthand reports by architects in the field. It also describes the new version of the DBV/BDZ data sheet "Exposed Concrete.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783764376314 20160528
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
256 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
"Materials for Inspirational Design" provides today's designer with a myriad of material possibilities. The book introduces the properties of wood, metal, glass, ceramics and plastic, all in an informative and inspirational format. The book covers a wide range of information its inclusion of both everyday, familiar products and those that are new, exciting and unexpected. The book is highly informative in that each application is introduced with detailed authorial comment, and numerous interviews with the designers and manufacturers are also included. The book covers a wide range of areas, exploring the application of materials in architecture, interior design, product design, furniture design, fashion and applied arts, all combined with solid technical information. This informative and attractive book will provide education and inspiration for design professionals and students alike.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9782940361502 20160528
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
237 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 23 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes), Engineering Library (Terman)
Book
508 p. : ill. ; 31 cm.
Systematically organised for instructional purposes, this single volume communicates to students and to those setting out on their careers all essential technical and construction basics necessary for the practical realisation of a wide range of designs. This textbook on building demonstrates an integral approach which combines specialised technical knowledge with the lyrical beauty of the illustrated buildings, and background information on cultural and historical aspects. Building is perceived not just as a feat of technology or engineering but the culmination of an artistic, creative act of will which can be more effectively translated into physical entities if the technical principles of construction are mastered. The book is divided into the following chapters: raw materials (modules); masonry, concrete, wood, glass - building components (elements); Wall, openings, ceiling, roof, stairs - building types (structures); buildings (examples) which illustrate the building process of a project.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783764371906 20160528
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
223 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)