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PRACTICAL POETICS IN ARCHITECTURE. Leon van Schaik. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, 2015. AD Primers. 248 pp. with 221 ills. (239 col.). 22 x 17 cm. ISBN 9781118828892 In English.
Publisher's description: Practical Poetics in Architecture takes poetics out of the theory class and into the design studio, showing architects how the atmospheric and experiential qualities of built structures can be intentionally considered and planned. With an emphasis on analysing and explaining the sensibility of poetics at work in designing and constructing architecture, this book features projects from architects around the world that demonstrate the principles of poetics come to life. The rich illustration of two hundred colour images, including analytical diagrams, plans, sections, and photos, make this insightful guide a highly visual foray into a topic that has thus far remained more theoretical than practical. The text is matter-of-fact and concrete, yet remains richly connected to its forbears and the writings of William Lethaby, Gaston Bachelard, and Steen Eiler Rasmussen. The perspective is contemporary in its examples and its connections to the evolving science of perception. An established seminar topic in theory classes around the world, poetics tends to rely heavily on classic philosophic texts--until now. Practical Poetics in Architecture brings theory down to earth to show architects how to invoke poetics when designing real projects.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-2000 — Architecture
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 166747
Paperbound $45.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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