Essays On Thermodynamics: Architecture and Beauty by Inaki AbalosEssays On Thermodynamics: Architecture and Beauty by Inaki Abalos

Essays On Thermodynamics: Architecture and Beauty

byInaki Abalos, Renata SnetkiewiczEditorLluis Ortega

Paperback | November 1, 2015

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Essays on Thermodynamics, Architecture and Beauty, is a book that unfolds arguments and designs around the concept of "thermodynamic beauty". This new aesthetic category opens up new and unexpected directions to the architect's work, connecting architecture and thermodynamics without giving up the tectonic tradition. The compendium will be developed through the concepts of Somatisms, Monsters Assemblage, Verticalism and Thermodynamic Materialism, summarizing design strategies, and opening new territories at the scales of building, public space and landscape.
Iñaki Ábalos has Master's degree in Architecture (1978) and Ph.D. Architecture (1991) from the School of Architecture of Madrid (ETSAM). Had the RIBA International Felowship 2009. Royal Institute of British Architects, and is Chair of Department of Architecture GSD Harvard University from 2013.
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Title:Essays On Thermodynamics: Architecture and BeautyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.25 × 6.5 × 0.68 inPublished:November 1, 2015Publisher:ActarLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1940291194

ISBN - 13:9781940291192

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"Written in collaboration by Inaki Abalos and Renata Snetkiewicz, and editorially assisted by Lluis Ortega, "Essays on Thermodynamics, Architecture and Beauty" is an inherently compelling study that unfolds arguments and designs around the concept of "thermodynamic beauty". This new aesthetic category opens up new and unexpected directions to the architect's work, connecting architecture and thermodynamics without giving up the tectonic tradition. This compendium is developed through the concepts of Somatisms, Monsters Assemblage, Verticalism and Thermodynamic Materialism, summarizing design strategies, and opening new territories at the scales of building, public space and landscape. Profusely illustrated throughout, "Essays On Thermodynamics, Architecture and Beauty" is an impressively informed and informative work of exceptional scholarship and especially recommended as a core addition to professional, college, and university library Architectural Studies reference collections and supplemental reading lists." --Michael J. Carson, Midwest Book Review