Companion to Contemporary Architectural Thought
Edited by Ben Farmer, Dr Hentie J Louw, Hentie Louw, Adrian Napper
Routledge – 1993 – 688 pages
Architecture has attracted increasing worldwide attention in recent years, not only because of its cultural significance but also because of concern over the performance and resource implications of buildings. 101 in-depth articles by international scholars and practitioners bring the subject into focus by examining issues from various viewpoints.
Please contact your representative for a leaflet detailing full contents and contributors. It also includes sample pages and several illustrations from the book.
`This compendium of essays on current architectural theory and practice is an ambitious and comprehensive undertaking … the insights are numerous; the cumulative effect is overwhelming. An important reference for libraries with architectural collections.' - Library Journal
`This book will be a veritable gold-mine for architectural students. Considerable care has been taken over the making of this book: it is a handsome piece of book production, a pleasure to read and easy on the eye … and it deserves to be, as it undoubtedly will be, widely read.' - Open House International
'No library that takes the subject of architecture seriously should be without it.' - SA Architect, Jan/Feb 2001
A Selection of articles:
Housing as if people mattered, Transport in cities, Temples in China, The Scottishness of Scottish architecture, Revival as phenomenon in history, Gothic structural engineering, The theory of space in architecture, Taoism and architecture, and Architecture and morality
Ben Farmer, Hentie Louw and Adrian Napper are all affiliated with the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.