Words and Buildings
A Vocabulary of Modern Architecture
By (author) Adrian Forty
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Words and Buildings by Adrian Forty
Book DescriptionWords and Buildings is a study that will change and enrich the way we think and talk about architecture. It is essential reading for anyone concerned with architecture and culture in the modern era. Chapters investigate the language of modernism, language and drawing, masculine and feminine architecture, language metaphors, science in architecture and the social properties of architecture. A vocabulary of key words such as Character, Form, History and space, locates each words modern meaning within a historical and theoretical framework, and sets out its development and relevance for architects, historians, philosophers, critics and the users of buildings themselves.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780500284704
(245mm x 195mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Adrian Forty
Art of Forgetting, Paperback (July 2001)
A work which traces the process through which monuments give rise to collective memories. It addresses topics ranging from material objects to physical space; from the contemporary to the historical; and from "high art" to memorials outside the category of art altogether.
Objects of Desire, Paperback (May 1986)» View all books by Adrian Forty
"One of the most significant contributions to design history in recent years." Financial Times"
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