Fit: An Architect's Manifesto

Fit: An Architect's Manifesto

Robert Geddes


Fit is a ebook approximately structure and society that seeks to essentially swap how architects and the general public take into consideration the duty of layout. uncommon architect and urbanist Robert Geddes argues that structures, landscapes, and towns could be designed to slot: healthy the aim, healthy where, healthy destiny percentages. healthy replaces previous paradigms, reminiscent of shape follows functionality, and not more is extra, by way of spotting that the connection among structure and society is a real dialogue--dynamic, complicated, and, if performed with wisdom and talent, richly worthwhile.

With a tip of the hat to John Dewey, Fit explores structure as we adventure it. Geddes starts off with questions: Why will we layout the place we are living and paintings? Why can we not only dwell in nature, or in chaos? Why does society care approximately structure? Why does it actually matter? Fit solutions those questions via a clean exam of the elemental reasons and components of architecture--beginning in nature, combining functionality and expression, and leaving a legacy of shape.

Lively, fascinating, and lightly persuasive, the booklet indicates impressive examples of healthy: from Thomas Jefferson's college of Virginia and Louis Kahn's Exeter Library to modern triumphs akin to the Apple shop on New York's 5th road, Chicago's Millennium Park, and Seattle's Pike position.

Fit is a publication for everybody, simply because all of us dwell in constructions--buildings, landscapes, and, more and more, towns. It provokes architects and planners, humanists and scientists, civic leaders and voters to reassess what's at stake in architecture--and why it delights us.

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