Narrative Architecture: Architectural Design Primers series

Narrative Architecture: Architectural Design Primers series

Nigel Coates


the 1st booklet to seem architectural narrative within the eye

Since the early eighties, many architects have used the time period "narrative" to explain their paintings. To architects the iconic allure of narrative is that it bargains a manner of enticing with the way in which a urban feels and works. instead of lowering structure to mere kind or an overt emphasis on expertise, it foregrounds the experiential size of structure. Narrative Architecture explores the possibility of narrative as a manner of studying structures from historic background via to the current, bargains with architectural historical past, research and perform in addition to its destiny development.

  • Authored by means of Nigel Coates, a ideal determine within the box of narrative structure, the ebook is without doubt one of the first to deal with this topic directly
  • Features architects as various as William Kent, Antoni Gaudí, Eero Saarinen, Ettore Sottsass, Superstudio, Rem Koolhaas, and fats to supply an outline of the paintings of NATO and Coates, in addition to chapters on different modern designers
  • Includes over a hundred and twenty color photographs

Signposting narrative's importance as a layout process which can relief structure to stay proper during this advanced, multi-disciplinary and multi-everything age, Narrative Architecture is a must-read for an individual with an curiosity in architectural heritage and theory.

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