G. P. Borden Material Precedent

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A comprehensive, richly illustrated catalog focusing onmaterials used in great twentieth-century architecture

Viewed primarily in technical terms pertaining to construction,material has often been overlooked in the discourse onarchitectural design. Yet, it is material that breathes life intoarchitecture by realizing concepts into meaningful physical forms.Whether it is wood, glass, steel, plastic, or concrete, materialcan be employed with unlimited flexibility and carries both visualand emotional characteristics through its expression.

The first book of its kind to focus on materiality from a designperspective, Material Precedent is masterfully presented,with an impressive collection of crisp line drawings along withhistorical, material, tectonic, and typological analysis oftwentieth-century buildings, providing readers with detailedinstruction that traces the traditions and trends of material asthe defining premise in the making of architecture.

This unrivaled text:

  • Is illustrated throughout with detailed line drawings
  • Is perfect for use in a design studio or simply forunderstanding the role of materials in buildings, for a designer ofany level
  • Includes a companion Web site
By cataloging and comparing the concepts behind modern buildingscience using architectural precedent, Material Precedentexamines structure, form, effect, detail, sustainability, andperformance through material application to provide a comprehensiveanalysis of the materiality of architecture.

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Gail Peter Borden is Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California (USC) School of Architecture. As principal in the award-winning architecture firm Borden Partnership, his design work has won national and international recognition. He has received numerous awards and recognition for design work, paintings, exhibitions, writings, and teaching, including the Architectural League of New York Young Architects Prize; an artist-in-residency at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas; a Graham Foundation Grant; three ACSA Faculty design Awards; the Borchard Fellowship; and an ACSA/AIAS New Faculty Teaching Award as one of the top emerging architecture faculty members.

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