Strange Details [Audiobook] download free by Michael Cadwell

Strange Details Audiobook download free by Michael Cadwell
  • Listen audiobook: Strange Details
  • Author: Michael Cadwell
  • Release date: 2007/9/20
  • Publisher: MIT PRESS LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Art and Photography
  • ISBN: 9780262532914
  • Rating: 9.96 of 10
  • Votes: 145
  • Review by: Terrell Logan
  • Review rating: 8.44 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/11
  • Duration: 2H34M20S in 256 kbps (41.6 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-09-21
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: WAV, WMA, FLAC, MP3, OGG, MPEG4 (compression ZIP, RAR, JAR, TBZ, TAR.XZ, TZ)
  • Total pages original book: 208
  • Includes a PDF summary of 23 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 16M59S (4.6 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: A lively and unconventional appreciation of pivotal buildings by Carlo Scarpa, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, and Louis Kahn that reveals enough idiosyncrasies and conceits to make any rationalist shudder-and invites a deeper appreciation of the prosaic construction detail.Confronted with the intricate construction details of Italian architect Carlo Scarpa's Querini Stampalia Gallery-steel joined at odd intervals, concrete spilled out of concatenated forms, stone cut in labyrinthine patterns-Michael Cadwell abandoned his attempts to categorize them theoretically and resolved instead to appreciate their idiosyncrasies and evoke their all-embracing affects. What he had dismissed as a collection of fetishes he came to understand as a coherently constructed world that was nonetheless persistently strange. In Strange Details, Cadwell looks at the work of four canonical architects who 'made strange' with the most resistant aspect of architecture-construction. In buildings that were pivotal in their careers, Scarpa, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, and Louis Kahn all created details that undercut our critical and analytical terra firma.Cadwell explores the strangeness in the material menagerie of Scarpa's Querini Stampalia, the wood light frame construction of Wright's Jacobs House, the welded steel frame of Mies's Farnsworth House, and the reinforced concrete of Kahn's Yale Center for British Art. Each of these architects, he finds, reconfigures the rudimentary facts of construction, creating a subtle but undeniable shift in a building's physicality. And for each of them, nature is strange, and its strangeness infects; nature unmoors exhausted cultural ideas, constricted analytical procedures, and outmoded production techniques. An awakening to nature's strangeness forces a new sense of the world, one that we can detect in these architects' configurations of the world's materials-their strange details.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: History Of Architecture, Architectural Structure & Design, Architecture, Individual Architects & Architectural Firms
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 23.17 USD
  • Dimensions: 137x203x11mm
  • Weight: 340g
  • Printed by: MIT Press
  • Published in: Cambridge, Mass., United States

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