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MECHANICS AND MEANING IN ARCHITECTURE

By: LANCE LAVINE

Price: $15.00

Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PRESS:

Seller ID: IM520371

ISBN: 0816634777

Condition: GOOD MARKED


In Mechanics and Meaning in Architecture, Lance LaVine shows that in architecture, as practiced and taught today, the technological aspect of the profession -- how weight is distributed, how heat flow is regulated, and how light is permitted to enter -- has been ceded to engineers and other technical specialists. And in doing so, he argues, architects have lost sight of one of architecture's most important purposes, that of providing a literal and figurative window onto the world.As a technology of habitation, architecture should give people both a practical and a metaphorical understanding... View more info