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Anatomy of the Architectural Book (Hardcover) (Andre Tavares)

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Architectural bookmaking has been exposed to disciplinary debates, just asbuilding construction has been exposed to the charms of book culture. Dissectinga wealth of books through fi ve conceptual tools, André Tavares analyzes thematerial qualities of books in order to assess their crossovers with architecturalknowledge. The detailed history of Sigfried Giedion's Befreites Wohnen andthe two incarnations of the Crystal Palace in Hyde Park and Sydenham providea background that confronts us with the confi guration of the book as a uniquevisual device.
Architectural bookmaking has been exposed to disciplinary debates, just as
building construction has been exposed to the charms of book culture. Dissecting
a wealth of books through fi ve conceptual tools, André Tavares analyzes the
material qualities of books in order to assess their crossovers with architectural
knowledge. The detailed history of Sigfried Giedion's Befreites Wohnen and
the two incarnations of the Crystal Palace in Hyde Park and Sydenham provide
a background that confronts us with the confi guration of the book as a unique
visual device.
Number of Pages: 388
Genre: Architecture
Sub-Genre: Criticism
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Prestel Pub
Author: Andre Tavares
Language: English
Street Date: April 1, 2016
TCIN: 24000172
UPC: 9783037784730
Item Number (DPCI): 247-50-8819
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