The Words Between the Spaces: Buildings and Language

Paperback | January 11, 2002

byDeborah Cameron, Thomas A. MarkusEditorDeborah Cameron

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Using language - speaking and understanding it - is a defining ability of human beings, woven into all human activity. It is therefore inevitable that it should be deeply implicated in the design, production and use of buildings. Building legislation, design guides, competition and other briefs, architectural criticism, teaching and scholarly material, and the media all produce their characteristic texts.
The authors use texts about such projects as Berlin''s new Reichstag, Scotland''s new Parliament, and the Auschwitz concentration camp museum to clarify the interaction between texts, design, critical debate and response.

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Using language - speaking and understanding it - is a defining ability of human beings, woven into all human activity. It is therefore inevitable that it should be deeply implicated in the design, production and use of buildings. Building legislation, design guides, competition and other briefs, architectural criticism, teaching and scholarly material, and the media all produce their characteristi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.4 inPublished:January 11, 2002Publisher:RoutledgeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415143462

ISBN - 13:9780415143462

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Table of Contents

1. Why Language Matters. 2. Buildings and their Texts: A Brief History. 3. Classification. 4. Power. 5. Value. 6. Heritage. 7. Images. Afterword: Some Applications. Bibliography.