Analysing Architecture

Analysing Architecture

Analysing Architecture

Analysing Architecture

Synopsis

Analysing Architecture offers a unique 'notebook' of architectural strategies to present an engaging introduction to elements and concepts in architectural design. Beautifully illustrated throughout with the author's original drawings, examples are drawn from across the world, and from many periods architectural history (from prehistoric times to the very recent past), to illustrate analytical themes and to show how drawing can be used to study architecture.In this second edition the framework for analysis has been revised and enlarged, and further case studies added. Many new drawings have been included, illustrating further examples of the themes explored. The link between analysis and learning about the possibilities of design has been reinforced, and the bibliography of recommended supplementary reading has been expanded.

Excerpt

It is impossible to convey fully in drawing, but the architecture of these steps consists in more than just their visible form. They are in the Generalife, near the Alhambra in Granada, Spain. The place shown in the drawing stimulates nearly all the senses: the deep greens of the leaves, the colours of the flowers and the patterns of light and shade stimulate the sight; there is the sound of moving water in nearby fountains; the smell of warm vegetation, and the perfume of oranges and bougainvillaea; the variations in temperature between the hot sunny places and the cooler shady places; the cold water for bathing hands and feet; the textures of the cobbled pathways; and, if one were to pick one of the oranges, or a grape, the taste would contribute to the place too.

MODIFYING ELEMENTS OF ARCHITECTURE

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