Finally: one resource that permits designers to use architectural terminology as a tool to generate ideas and inform their designs. Using double-page spreads that fully explore each of the common terms used in space and form, the designer is engaged to apply the terms and create spaces and techniques for communicating their ideas. Designed to permit readers grow as they master the design process, Language of Space and Form is meant to be a reference used throughout their education, from the beginning design studio to the studio practice.
James Eckler is the Architecture Program Director of the Marywood University School of Architecture. He coordinates, develops, and teaches both the first-year foundation design and the digital media curriculum. In addition to teaching, Professor Eckler is actively engaged in research concerning the culture of place in the urban environment and architecture's role in the development of community.
Acknowledgments. A Note to Students on the Design Process and the Role of Words. Terms of Process & Generation. Terms of Organization & Ordering. Terms of Operation & Experience. Terms of Objects & Assembles. Terms of Representation & Communication. Bibliography, Index.