The Resource The space within : interior experience as the origin of architecture, Robert McCarter

The space within : interior experience as the origin of architecture, Robert McCarter

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The space within : interior experience as the origin of architecture
Title
The space within
Title remainder
interior experience as the origin of architecture
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Robert McCarter
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Language
eng
Summary
The architect Alvar Aalto once argued that what mattered in architecture was not what a building 'looks like' on the day it opens, but what it 'is like' to live in thirty years later. In this book Robert McCarter presents a persuasive defence of why and how interior spatial experience is the necessary starting point for design, and why the quality of that experience is the only appropriate means of evaluating a work of architecture after it is built.We live in an age dominated by images. We often feel we 'know' architecture and the places it makes, both old and new, through the photos of buildings we see in print and online, without ever inhabiting their spaces. McCarter argues that we need to counter our contemporary obsession with exterior views and forms, and makes a powerful case for the primacy of the interior experience in architecture. 'The Space Within' explores how interior space has been integral to the development of Modern architecture from the late 1800s to today, and how generations of architects have engaged with interior space and its experience in their design processes.0In doing so, they fundamentally transformed the traditional methods and goals of architectural composition. As McCarter argues, for many of the most recognized and respected architects practising today, the conception of the interior spatial experience continues to be the starting point for design. Through historical and current examples of architectural works he takes us through how this is done, and eloquently places us within the spaces
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  • illustrations
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Index
index present
LC call number
NA2765
LC item number
.M33 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
The space within : interior experience as the origin of architecture, Robert McCarter
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-169) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Space Within as the Origin of Architecture -- The Nearness of Interior Experience and the Distance of Exterior Form -- Three Early Modern Conceptions of Interior Space -- The Separate Paths of the Eye and the Body in Experience -- The Shape of Interior Space and the Boundary of Place -- The Society of Spaces and the Emplacement of Encounters -- The Nesting of Places at Once Intimate and Immense -- Making Room for Experience and Memory -- Interior Experience of the Exterior Environment -- Conclusion: Interior Experience as Initiation and Evaluation of Architecture
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Dimensions
22 cm.
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Extent
176 pages
Isbn
9781780236605
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, plans
System control number
(OCoLC)944087133

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