Precedents in Architecture: Analytic Diagrams, Formative Ideas, and Partis, Fourth Edition

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  • Edition: 4th
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  • Copyright: 2012-02-28
  • Publisher: Wiley

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Precedents in Architecture provides students with a foundation for understanding architecture and creating their own designs through the examination of works by internationally known architects. A unique diagrammatic technique is used to analyze over 100 existing buildings and illustrate meaningful architectural concepts. Students become familiar thinking in terms of parti- the assumptions behind an architectural design and the choices made when realizing that design. The new Fourth Edition will examine work by current well-known architects from around the world that have emerged in the field in the past decade.

Author Biography

Roger H. Clark, FAIA, is an ACSA Distinguished Professor of Architecture in the College of Design at North Carolina State University and a practicing architect. He has received more than fifty design awards, publishes regularly in professional journals, and coauthored Kinetic Architecture.

Michael Pause, PhD, is a former professor in the College of Design at North Carolina State University. During his thirty-three-year tenure at NCSU, he received fourteen university awards for excellence in teaching, advising, and mentoring. He is currently a color and light, graphic and residential design consultant.

Table of Contents

Prefacesp. v
Introductionp. xiii
Analysisp. 1
Alvar Aaltop. 8
Tadao Andop. 16
Erik Gunnar Asplundp. 20
Stephane Beelp. 28
Peter Q. Bohlinp. 32
Mario Bottap. 40
Filippo Brunelleschip. 48
David Chipperfieldp. 56
Sverre Fehnp. 60
Romaldo Giurgolap. 64
Nicholas Hawksmoorp. 72
Herzog & de Meuronp. 80
Steven Hollp. 84
Toyo Itop. 88
Louis I. Kahnp. 92
Tom Kundigp. 100
Le Corbusierp. 104
Claude Nicholas Ledouxp. 112
Sigurd Lewerentzp. 120
Edwin Lutyensp. 124
Brian MacKay-Lyonsp. 132
Richard Meierp. 136
Rafael Moneop. 144
Charles Moorep. 148
Glenn Murcuttp. 156
Jean Nouvelp. 160
Andrea Palladiop. 164
Thomas Phiferp. 172
Henry Hobson Richardsonp. 176
Alvaro Sizap. 184
James Stirlingp. 188
Louis Sullivanp. 196
Yoshio Taniguchip. 204
Giuseppe Terrangip. 208
Ludwg Mies van der Rohep. 216
Robert Venturip. 224
Frank Lloyd Wrightp. 232
Peter Zumthorp. 240
Formative Ideasp. 245
Plan to Section or Elevationp. 260
Unit to Wholep. 267
Repetitive to Uniquep. 274
Additive and Subtractivep. 280
Symmetry and Balancep. 282
Geometryp. 288
Configuration Patternsp. 302
Progressionsp. 312
Reductionp. 316
Indexp. 321
Index by Architectp. 321
Index by Buildingp. 330
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