The Material Imagination

The Material Imagination

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In recent years architectural discourse has witnessed a renewed interest in materiality under the guise of such familiar tropes as 'material honesty, ' 'form finding, ' or 'digital materiality.' As an alternative to a formal approach in architectural design, this book challenges readers to rethink the reverie of materials in architecture through an examination of historical precedent, architectural practice, literary sources, philosophical analyses and everyday experience. Focusing on matter as the premise of an architecta€™s imagination, each chapter identifies and graphically illustrates how material imagination defines the conceptual premises for making architecture.Semi, Franca, A Lezione con Carlo Scarpa (Venice: Cicero, 2010). Teuber, Dirk, a€œ intuition und genie: ... nOtes 1 italo Calvino, Under the Jaguar Sun (orlando, 1988), p. 78. 2 in a United States 1940 manual for technical drawing, this type of line is called a a€œstraight line for technical sketching.a€While the instructions of theanbsp;...

Title:The Material Imagination
Author:Dr Matthew Mindrup
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2015-01-28


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