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Architecture Oriented Otherwise David Leatherbarrow

Architecture Oriented Otherwise

David Leatherbarrow

Details: Paperback
Size: 6 X 9 IN
Pages: 304
Color: 80 B/W
Publication Date: 02/01/2015
Rights: World
ISBN: 9781616893026

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Now available in paperback, renowned writer and thinker David Leatherbarrow's groundbreaking Architecture Oriented Otherwise argues for a more profound, yet simpler, way of thinking about architecture, namely on the basis of how it performs. It's not only about how a building functions but also how it acts, including its effects on observers and inhabitants as well as on the landscape that situates it. Drawing on an encyclopedic reading of contemporary philosophy, as well as from the work of architects whose work he admires, including Peter Zumthor, Renzo Piano, Le Corbusier, and Frank Lloyd Wright, Leatherbarrow challenges architects to think about their buildings in a vastly wider context, opening up the possibility of creating works that are richer in meaning, quality, and life.

  • ". . .a volume of architectural theory that is actually exquisitely readable."—Frieze
  • "His writing can be dense at times, though well worth the effort for extracting the most from his intriguing ideas."—A Daily Dose of Architecture

David Leatherbarrow is professor of architecture and chairman of the PhD program at the University of Pennsylvania.