Words and Buildings: A Vocabulary of Modern Architecture

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Available again, a wholly original study of the complex relationship between architecture and language that has changed and enriched the way we think and talk about architecture.The words we use when we talk and write about architecture describe more than just bricks and mortar – they direct the ways we think of and live with buildings. This groundbreaking book is the first thorough examination of the complex relationship between architecture and language as intricate social practices. Six rigorously argued chapters investigate the language of modernism, language and drawing, ‘masculine and feminine’ architecture, language metaphors, science in architecture, and the social properties of architecture. There follows a vocabulary of key words such as ‘Character’, ‘Form’, ‘History’ and ‘Space’, locating each word’s modern meaning within an historical and theoretical framework, and setting out clearly its development and relevance for architects, historians, philosophers, critics and the users of the buildings themselves. ‘Architects should be made to read Words and Buildings’ – Architecture Today ‘Unusually clear and accessible ... Students of all kinds will love this book’ – The Architectural Review ‘A forceful, clear and sophisticated exposition of the role of conceptual thought in architectural discourse’ – The Architects’ Journal

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Introduction
Part One: The Language of Modernism (six chapters)
Part Two: A Modernist Lexicon (explores nineteen key words
pertaining to modernism)

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A major book ... rich with historical reference, drawings, diagrams and photographs. --Art & Architecture Journal

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The words we use when we talk and write about architecture describe more than just bricks and mortar ? they direct the ways we think of and live with buildings. This book represents a thorough examination of the complex relationship between architecture and language as intricate social practices. Words and Buildings is a study that will change and enrich the way we think and talk about architecture. It is essential reading for anyone concerned with architecture and culture in the modern era. Chapters investigate the language of modernism, language and drawing, ?masculine and feminine? architecture, language metaphors, science in architecture and the social properties of architecture. A vocabulary of key words such as ?Character?, ?Form?, ?History? and ?Space?, locates each word?s modern meaning within a historical and theoretical framework, and sets out its development and relevance for architects, historians, philosophers, critics and the users of buildings themselves.

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