Words And Buildings: A Vocabulary Of Modern Architecture by Adrian FortyWords And Buildings: A Vocabulary Of Modern Architecture by Adrian Forty

Words And Buildings: A Vocabulary Of Modern Architecture

byAdrian Forty

Paperback | April 3, 2012

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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 groundbreaking book is the first thorough examination of the complex relationship between architecture and language as intricate social practices.

Six rigorously argued chapters and a vocabulary of key terms investigate the language of modernism; language and drawing; “masculine and feminine” architecture; language metaphors; science in architecture; and the social properties of architecture.

Adrian Forty is Professor of Architectural History at the Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning, University College, London.
Title:Words And Buildings: A Vocabulary Of Modern ArchitectureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.7 × 7.8 × 1 inPublished:April 3, 2012Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0500284709

ISBN - 13:9780500284704

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A riveting, immensely readable account of how words used freely in architectural discourse . . . have changed their meaning and acquired new significance over the past century. — LA Architect