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MATERIAL IMAGINATION IN ARCHITECTURE. David Dernie and Jacopo Gaspari. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, New York, 2016. 310 pp. with 265 ills. (257 col.). 25 x 18 cm. LC 2015-47043 ISBN 9780415810890 In English.
Hardcover edition also available; see Worldwide 172487. Publisher's description: Material Imagination in Architecture draws on history and the visual arts, and contemporary architecture to explore this popular theme in architectural practice and education. In the context of a discipline increasingly driven by digital production, this text explores architecture and making and the diverse influences on the material reality of architectural form: it argues that the crafts, fabrication and assemblage of its making remain vital elements of contemporary architectural language. This broad-ranging text bridges the gap between a technical or otherwise fragmentary knowledge of materials of the specialist, and the tacit or instinctive understanding of materials that the artist, sculptor or architect may have. It identifies key material themes pertinent to contemporary architectural debate and develops a discourse about future practice that is framed by environmental imperatives and grounded in a historical understanding of the meaning and use of materials.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-2000 — Architecture
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 172488
Paperbound $43.95x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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