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SITE AND COMPOSITION: DESIGN STRATEGIES IN ARCHITECTURE AND URBANISM. Enis Aldallal et al. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, New York, 2016. 194 pp. with 105 ills. (34 col.). 25 x 21 cm. ISBN 9780415498258 In English.
Paperbound edition also available; see Worldwide 172520. Publisher's description: Site and Composition examines design strategies and tactics in site making. It is concerned with the need for a renewed understanding of the site in the twenty-first century and the need for a critical position regarding the continued tendency to view the site as an isolated 'fragment' severed from its wider context. The book argues revisiting the traditional instruments or means of both siting and composition in Architecture to explore their true potential in achieving connections between site and context. Through the various examples studied here it is suggested that such instrumental means have the potential for achieving greater poetic outcomes. The book focuses on the works of twentieth century architects of wide-ranging persuasion -- Peter Eisenman, Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Alvaro Siza, Herzog and de Meuron, and Charles Correa, for example -- who have strived in quite different ways to achieve deeper engagement with the physical qualities of place and context. Departing from a reconsideration of the fragment, Site and Composition emphasizes the role of the 'positive fragment' in achieving both historical continuity and renewed wholeness.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-2000 — Architecture — Urban Planning
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 172519
Hardcover $180.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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