The Environmental Imagination: Technics and Poetics of the Architectural Environment

By: Dean Hawkes

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This title, from a well-regarded and established expert, explores the changing relationship between the poetic intentions and technical means of environmental design in architecture. Working thematically and chronologically from the eighteenth century to the present day, these essays reach beyond the narrow conventional view of the purely technical to encompass the poetics of architecture, redefining the historiography of environmental design. Through an assessment of the works of several leading figures throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Hawkes deftly shows the growth of environmental awareness and adds a consideration of the qualitative dimension of the environment to the existing, primarily technological, narratives. Essays on earlier buildings highlight the response of pioneering architects to the 'new' technologies of mechanical services and their influence on the form of buildings, while the late twentieth-century design is explored in particular depth to illustrate individual strands of the environmental diversity of modern practice. 232 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Architecture; Architecture; ISBN: 0415360870. ISBN/EAN: 9780415360876. Inventory No: 247401. Paperback

Title: The Environmental Imagination: Technics and Poetics of the Architectural Environment

Author Name: Dean Hawkes

Categories: Architecture,

Publisher: London, Routledge: 2008

ISBN Number: 0415360870

ISBN Number 13: 9780415360876

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Very Good Condition

Seller ID: 247401

Keywords: BZDB43 Architecture; Architecture; The Environmental Imagination Technics and Poetics of the Architectural Environment Dean Hawkes Paperback,