The Words between the Spaces
Buildings and Language
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Words between the Spaces by Thomas A. Markus
Book DescriptionUsing language - speaking and understanding it - is a defining ability of human beings, woven into all human activity. It is therefore inevitable that it should be deeply implicated in the design, production and use of buildings. Building legislation, design guides, competition and other briefs, architectural criticism, teaching and scholarly material, and the media all produce their characteristic texts. The authors use texts about such projects as Berlin's new Reichstag, Scotland's new Parliament, and the Auschwitz concentration camp museum to clarify the interaction between texts, design, critical debate and response.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415143462
(246mm x 189mm x 12mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Thomas A. Markus
Words between the Spaces, Hardback (October 2001)
The authors of this work, one a linguist, the other an architect and historian, examine how texts which concern buildings and architecture relate to issues of national identity, power structures, the creation of heritage, and the evaluation of projects by professional and lay critics.
Domestic Energy and Affordable Warmth, Paperback (June 1994)
This report arises out of the Working Group set up by The Watt Committee on Energy to examine the issues relating to domestic use and affordable warmth.
Buildings and Power, Paperback (September 1993)» View all books by Thomas A. Markus
Aims to shift the focus of architectural debate from themes of art and technology to an analysis of social meanings. Building forms provide answers to questions of power, order, classification and function. This study covers the period from the Enlightenment to the French and Industrial Revolution.
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