Interpretation in Architecture: Design as Way of Thinking by Adrian SnodgrassInterpretation in Architecture: Design as Way of Thinking by Adrian Snodgrass

Interpretation in Architecture: Design as Way of Thinking

byAdrian Snodgrass, Richard CoyneEditorAdrian Snodgrass

Hardcover | December 16, 2005

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Drawing on cultural theory, phenomenology and concepts from Asian art and philosophy, this book reflects on the role of interpretation in the act of architectural creation, bringing an intellectual and scholarly dimension to real-world architectural design practice. For practising architects as well as academic researchers, these essays consider interpretation from three theoretical standpoints or themes: play, edification and otherness. Focusing on these, the book draws together strands of thought informed by the diverse reflections of hermeneutical scholarship, the uses of digital media and studio teaching and practice.

Professor Adrian Snodgrass is an internationally renowned authority in Buddhist Studies and Buddhist art.  He also researches in the area of hermeneutical philosophy and its application to knowledge production and cross-cultural understanding.  He is editor of The Architectural Theory Review and Architectural Theory, and his books on B...
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Title:Interpretation in Architecture: Design as Way of ThinkingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:344 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.8 inPublished:December 16, 2005Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415384486

ISBN - 13:9780415384483

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Table of Contents

Introduction:Architecture and Coherence Section 1:Play Architectural Hermeneutics.  Playing by the Rules.  Creativity as Commonplace Section 2:Edification  The Disintegrated Curriculum.  Ethics and Practice.  Design Assessment.  Design Amnesia  Section 3:Otherness The Fusion of Horizons.  A World of Difference.  Myth, Mandala and Metaphor.  Translating Tradition.  Thinking Through the Gap.  Random Thoughts on the Way