Companion to Contemporary Architectural Thought (Routledge Companion Encyclopedias)

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9780415010221: Companion to Contemporary Architectural Thought (Routledge Companion Encyclopedias)

Architecture has attracted increasing worldwide attention in recent years, not only because of its cultural significance but also because of concern over the performance and resource implications of buildings. 101 in-depth articles by international scholars and practitioners bring the subject into focus by examining issues from various viewpoints.
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Ben Farmer, Hentie Louw and Adrian Napper are all affiliated with the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

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This compendium of essays on currrent architectural theory and practice is an ambitious and comprehensive undertaking. Editors Farmer and Louw, both professors at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, have selected over 100 essays by noted architects, engineers, planners, and historians to examine the nature of contemporary architecture from a variety of perspectives. The essays themselves, which may be read either sequentially or selectively, are organized into six broad sections and cover a range of topics, from housing the poor to the history of wood roof trusses, from improving the walkability of cities to vernacular architecture. The insights are numerous; the cumulative effect is overwhelming. An important reference for libraries with architectural collections.
- H. Ward Jandl, National Park Svce., Washington, D.C.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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