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"Dwelling on the Roof" attempts to uncover the reasons behind this time-honoured impulse, to make sense of its historical periodisation and to analyse its formal expressions. The result is a hybrid essay involving theory, history and building design. The narrative thread places a particular emphasis on the period between 1850 and 1950, an epoch in which totally new techniques and aesthetic rules came to the fore, leading to the blossoming of a special concern with turning the roof into an inhabitable space. The book ends with a selection of projects from the last fifty years which have continued to develop this theme, with works by modern architects such as Alejandro de la Sota and Giancarlo De Carlo, and contemporary ones like Foreign Office Architects and Kazuyo Sejima.
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Book Description Editorial Gustavo Gili, 2005. Condition: Very Good. 1st. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP97025785
Book Description Editorial Gustavo Gili, Barcelona. 20.0 x 20.0cms, 208pp b/w & colour illusts, very good paperback with French flaps This 'hybrid essay of theory, history & building design' investigates the impulse to turn the roof into habitable space (1850-1950). The chapters are: the precursors; the bl;ossoming of the turn of the century; the drift towards contemporaneity. English & Spanish text. Seller Inventory # 147682
Book Description Editorial Gustavo Gili. PAPERBACK. Condition: Very Good. 8425219892 Book is in very nice condition, text is unmarked and pages are tight. Seller Inventory # F7628
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