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The Resource Why we build, Rowan Moore

Why we build, Rowan Moore

Label
Why we build
Title
Why we build
Statement of responsibility
Rowan Moore
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Architecture, good and bad, is shaped by emotions. In Why We Build Rowan Moore shows how buildings are driven by human emotions and desires -- such as hope, power, money, sex, and the idea of home -- and how buildings then shape our experiences. He explores the making of buildings from conception to inhabitation, and reveals the paradoxical power of architecture: it looks fixed and solid, but is always changing, in response to the lives around it. Moore takes us on a personal journey, moving freely across the globe and through history, through works of folly, beauty, spectacle, and subtlety. He uncovers the doomed mansion of an Atlanta multimillionaire, the phenomenally successful High Line in New York, and the remarkable Museu de Arte in Sao Paulo. He discusses baroque churches and Egyptian pyramids alongside works of the moment. We meet extraordinary characters: Sheikh Mohammed of Dubai, the lecherous Stanford White, and Lina Bo Bardi, the most underrated architect of the twentieth century. Refusing to bow to fashion or reputation, Moore gives a provocative and iconoclastic view of what makes architecture, why it matters, and why we find it fascinating. After reading Why We Build you will never look at a building in the same way again
Summary
Examines why and how emotions are changing the direction of contemporary architecture through such examples as the islands of Dubai and the High Line in New York City
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10217321
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moore, Rowan
Dewey number
720.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Architecture and society
  • Architecture
Target audience
adult
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power and desire in architecture
Label
Why we build, Rowan Moore
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Desire shapes space, and space shapes desires -- 2.The fixed and wandering home -- 3.The true fake -- 4.The inconstant horizon, or notes on the erotic in architecture -- 5.Power and freedom -- 6.Form follows finance -- 7.The rapacity of `hope' -- 8.Eternity is overrated -- 9.Life, and the look of life -- 10.Indispensable as bread
Control code
000050016642
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
422 p.
Isbn
9780330535571
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Why we build, Rowan Moore
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Desire shapes space, and space shapes desires -- 2.The fixed and wandering home -- 3.The true fake -- 4.The inconstant horizon, or notes on the erotic in architecture -- 5.Power and freedom -- 6.Form follows finance -- 7.The rapacity of `hope' -- 8.Eternity is overrated -- 9.Life, and the look of life -- 10.Indispensable as bread
Control code
000050016642
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
422 p.
Isbn
9780330535571
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill.

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