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Description - Fire and Memory by Luis Fernandez-Galiano

Architecture and fire, construction and combustion, meet in this poetic treatise on energy in building.In Fire and Memory, Luis Fernandez-Galiano reconstructs the movement from cold to warm architecture, from building fire to building a building with and for fire, through what he calls a "metaphorical plundering" of disciplines as diverse as anthropology and economics, and in particular of ecology and thermodynamics. Beginning with the mythical fire in the origins of architecture and moving to its symbolic representation in the twentieth century, Galiano develops a theoretical dialogue between combustion and construction that ranges from Vitruvius to Le Corbusier, from the mechanical and organic to time and entropy. Galiano points out that energy, so important to the origin of architectural theory in Vitruvius's time, has been absent from architectural theory since the introduction of the "dictatorship of the eye" over that of the skin. With Fire and Memory, he reintroduces energy to the discussion of architecture and reminds us that the sense of touch is as necessary to an understanding of the environment as the sense of sight.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780262561334
ISBN-10: 0262561336
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 137mm x 23mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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