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.These sets are designed to produce a particular object: they include many specialized parts and very detailed instructions. There is one right way to build a lego Star Wars battleship, and no room within the assembly instructions foranbsp;...

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

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