The Diagrams of Architecture: AD Reader (AD Reader)

The Diagrams of Architecture: AD Reader (AD Reader)

By: Mark Garcia (author)Hardback

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This book will provide a definitive reader, compiling essays from previously published texts and newly commissioned essays from leading academics, architects and other specialists, each text is prefaced by a brief critical and accessible introduction by Mark Garcia and illustrated with the first-ever collection of spatial design diagrams by architects, engineers, academics and designers from around the world. Case-study single-page and double page spread 'capsules' distributed throughout the book describe the creation, meaning and importance of the most important diagrams in today's leading-edge exemplars of interior, architectural, landscape and urban design.

About Author

MARK GARCIA is the Research Co-ordinator and an MPhil/PhD Supervisor in the Department of Architecture at the Royal College of Art (RCA). Mark has worked for Branson Coates Architecture and has held academic research posts at St Antony's College (Oxford University) and the Department of Industrial Design Engineering (Royal College of Art), as well as lecturing in Universities across Japan, Switzerland and the UK. Mark is guest-editor of AD Architextiles, November, 2006 (John Wiley & Sons Ltd) and AD Patterns of Architecture, November, 2009 (John Wiley & Sons Ltd).


Introduction: Diagrams. Introduction: Histories and Theories of the Diagrams of Architecture (Mark Garcia). Part I: Histories and Theories of the Diagrams of Architecture. Part I: Diagrams. Diagrams of Diagrams: Architectural Abstraction and Modern Representation (Anthony Vidler). Scientific Management and the Birth of the Functional Diagram (Hyungmin Pai). Urban Diagrams and Urban Modelling (David Grahame Shane). Dummy Text, or the Diagrammatic Basis of Contemporary Architecture (Robert E. Somol). Diagram: an Original Scene of Writing (Peter Eisenman). Poetics of the Ideogram (Leon van Schaik). Diagrams in Multisensory and Phenomenological Architecture (Joy Monice Malnar and Frank Vodvarka). The Hammer and the Song (Sanford Kwinter). Part II: Multidisciplinary Dimensions of the Diagrams of Architecture. Part II: Diagrams. Diagramming the Interior (Mark Taylor). Diagrams in Landscape Architecture (Jacky Bowring and Simon Swaffield). Inhabiting the Forest of Symbols: From Diagramming the City to the City as Diagram (Brian McGrath). Diagrams and their Future in Urban Design (Peter A. Hall). Diagrams in Structural Engineering: Applied Diagram - Engineering Precision (Hanif Kara). Spatial Notation and the Magical Operations of Collage in the Post-Digital Age (Neil Spiller). Part III: Architects of the Diagrams of Architecture. Part III: Diagrams. The Diagrams of Bernard Tschumi (Bernard Tschumi, Bernard Tschumi Architects, interviewed by Mark Garcia). The Diagram and the Becoming Unmotivated of the Sign (Peter Eisenman, Eisenman Architects). Expressive Abstractions: The Diagrams of Will Alsop (Will Alsop interviewed by Mark Garcia). Diagrams (Ben van Benkel and Caroline Bos, UNStudio). Diagramming the Contemporary: OMA's Little Helper in the Quest for the New (Wouter Deen and Udo Garrtizmann, OMA). Between Ideas and Matters: Icons, Indexes, Diagrams, Drawings and Graphs (Alejandro Zaera-Polo, Foreign Office Architects). Metacity/Datatown (Winy Maas, MVRDV). Atlas of Novel Tectonics (Jesse Reiser and Nanako Umemoto, Reiser + Umemoto). Parametric Diagrams (Patrik Schumacher, Zaha Hadid Architects). NOX Diagrams (Lars Spuybroek, NOX). Part IV: Epilogues. Part IV: Diagrams. Architectural Evolution: The Pulsations of Time (Charles Jencks). Epilogue (A Beginning of Other Diagrams of Architecture and the Futures of the Diagrams of Architecture) (Mark Garcia). Select Bibliography. Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780470519448
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9780470519448
  • weight: 1046
  • ISBN10: 0470519444

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