Paper $19.00 ISBN: 9780955889677 Published October 2012 World sales rights except India

In the Thick of Things

Vincen Cornu

Vincen Cornu

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44 pages | 24 color plates | 5 9/10 x 9 1/2 | © 2009
Paper $19.00 ISBN: 9780955889677 Published October 2012 World sales rights except India
Vincen Cornu, a Paris-based architect, attempts to ‘translate’ architectural sensation into words and images, in order to convey the inspirations behind his work and the ways in which buildings, and the spaces they create, can offer journeys of imaginative discovery. He takes the reader back to early theories of architecture, through topics as diverse as skyscrapers, railway tracks, grain barns in northern Spain and the works of previous and contemporary architectural masters. The text works alongside numerous full-color drawings and architectural plans by the author himself, creating a glimpse into how architecture is still meaningful to us in the present day.
Contents
Preface

1. Taking Place
2. Mensura, the act of measuring
3. Siza, Pessoa
4. The Vitruvian triangle
5. In the thick of things
6. Vernacular
7. Railway tracks
8. Mosaics
9. Views from the window
10. Schwitters, Scharoun
11. Kahn, Barragàn, and the planted clearing
12. Observatories

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