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Language of Space

By Bryan Lawson

Routledge – 2001 – 272 pages

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    978-0-7506-5246-9
    October 22nd 2001

Description

This unique guide provides a systematic overview of the idea of architectural space.

Bryan Lawson provides an ideal introduction to the topic, breaking down the complex and abstract terms used by many design theoreticians when writing about architectural space. Instead, our everyday knowledge is reintroduced to the language of design. Design values of 'space' are challenged and informed to stimulate a new theoretical and practical approach to design.

This book views architectural and urban spaces as psychological, social and partly cultural phenomena. They accommodate, separate, structure, facilitate, heighten and even celebrate human spatial behaviour.

Reviews

'A hugely interesting book for both expert and novice alike. This book allows the reader to look at everyday events and meetings in another light. It is well written and highly entertaining'
5 star Amazon customer review

Contents

Space as Language; Space and the Human Dimension; Mechanisms of Perceiving Space; Four Ways of Perceiving Space; Space and Distance; Proxemics; The Territory; Space and Time; Recording Space.

Name: Language of Space (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Bryan Lawson. This unique guide provides a systematic overview of the idea of architectural space. Bryan Lawson provides an ideal introduction to the topic, breaking down the complex and abstract terms used by many design theoreticians when writing about architectural...
Categories: Architectural Design, Drawing and Presentation, Theory of Architecture