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HOW BUILDINGS LEARN: What Happens After They're Built

Brand, Stewart

Published by Penguin Books, New York, 1994
ISBN 10: 0670835153 / ISBN 13: 9780670835157
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Title: HOW BUILDINGS LEARN: What Happens After ...

Publisher: Penguin Books, New York

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: fine

Edition: First printing.

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Oblong 4to. Blue cloth, with gilt spine titles. 243 pages, with Bibliography and Index. Illustrated throughout with b/w photographic images, drawings, and plans. No names or marks. In illustrated dust-jacket (with price intact). A crisp, as new copy. Bookseller Inventory # 2596

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Synopsis: This book on buildings asks the question why so many buildings punish and restrict us because almost none of them adapt well. In real use, buildings need to adapt because their uses are constantly changing. All buildings are predictions, and yet more high-style buildings are designed not to change, not to accommodate new use. A good portion of how buildings learn will be a natural history of how buildings change with time and what things work to make buildings adapt gracefully, what building layouts allow easy redefinition of space and building code considerations that permit remodelling. This practical book aims to integrate all the different aspects of the fragmented design and construction process, so that buildings can be seen as embodying a functional, yet aesthetic and capacious vision, not the conflicts, compromises and conveniences of clients, architects, engineers and contractors, all working in their interests, not the buildings.

About the Author: Though honored as a writerówith the National Book Award for the Whole Earth Catalog, Eliot Montroll Award for The Media Lab, Golden Gadfly Award for his years as editor of CoEvolution Quarterlyó Steward Brand is primarily an inventor/designer. Trained as a biologist and army officer, he was an early multimedia artist. He has created a number of lasting institutions, including New Games Tournaments, the Hackers Conference, and The WELL, a bellwether computer conference system. He is co-founder of Global Business Network, a futurist research organization fostering "the art of the long view."

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