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FUNCTION OF ORNAMENT


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  • Function Of Ornament available on December 01 2021 from Indigo for 37.5
  • The Function of Ornament available on November 09 2013 from Amazon for 29.95
  • ISBN bar code 9788496540507 ξ2 registered June 28 2015
  • ISBN bar code 9788496540507 ξ1 registered February 10 2015
  • ISBN bar code 9788496540507 ξ3 registered November 09 2013
  • Product category is Book
  • Manufacturered by Actar

  • # 978849654050

  • Product weight is 1.5 lbs.
Architecture needs mechanisms that allow it to become connected to culture. It achieves this by continually capturing the forces that shape society as material to work with. Architecture's materiality is therefore a composite one, made up of visible forces (structural, functional, physical) as well as invisible forces (cultural, political, temporal). Architecture progresses through new concepts that connect with these forces, manifesting itself in new aesthetic compositions and affects. Ornament is the by-product of this process, through which architectural material is organized to transmit unique affects. This book is a graphic guide to ornaments in the twentieth century. It unveils the function of ornament as the agent for specific affects, dismantling the idea that ornament is applied to buildings as a discrete or non-essential entity. Each case operates through greater or lesser depth to exploit specific synergies between the exterior and the interior, constructing an internal order between ornament and material. These internal orders produce expressions that are contemporary, yet whose affects are resilient in time.

References
    ^ The Function of Ornament (2006, Paperback) (revised Feb 2015)
    ^ Function Of Ornament Indigo. (revised Dec 2021)
    ^ (2006). The Function of Ornament, Actar. Amazon. (revised Nov 2013)

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