Form, Function, and Design

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Courier Corporation, 1975 - Art - 238 pages
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Great French architect analyzes eternal problem, definition of form. Provocative exposition, encounter with energy, mass, motion, proportion, climate, curves of life, landscape, psychology of structure, urban planning. Clear, broad investigation into fundamentals of visual, constructive arts. 422 illus.
 

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Contents

Page introduction to design
15
RELICS OR DERELICTS?
16
THE TWO FACES OF DESIGN
18
CHARACTER
20
FUNCTION
26
THE BASIC LANGUAGE OF DESIGN
28
form
33
ALL ARCHITECTURE IS MADE OF FORMS
34
the metal material
66
the synthetic material 70 5 the new hybrids
70
MATERIAL AS A VENEER 73 TEXTURE AND MATERIAL ASSOCIATION
73
MATERIALS THAT GO TOGETHER
75
climate
77
A ROOF IS THE MOST ESSENTIAL PART OF A BUILDING PEOPLE HAVE LIVED WITHOUT WALLS BUT NEVER WITHOUT ROOFS
80
TWO CLIMATES TWO SOLUTIONS IN DESIGN
82
A THATCH ROOF IS A LUXURY ONLY PIT FOR GODS KINGS AND CHILDREN
87

FORM IS THE RESULT OP STRESS AND EROSION ON MATERIAL
35
REGARDLESS OF MATERIAL ARCHITECTURAL FORMS ARE DISTRIBUTED IN TWO FAMILIES THAT STEM FROM THE TWO FAMILIE...
36
THE CURVE
38
THE LOGARITHMIC SPIRAL
40
NATURAL CURVES OF FLOW AND EROSION BECOME FORMS OF LIFE
42
FORMS OF LIFE INSPIRE DESIGN
44
DESIGN FOR SPEED
46
THE EYES OF THE POET
48
materials
51
THE GREAT FAMILIES OF STRUCTURAL MATERIAL
53
the rock material
54
the organic material
62
THE SLOPE OF A ROOF IS FUNCTION OF THE CLIMATE
90
LOCAL ALTITUDE AND WIND CONDITIONS ALSO INFLUENCES ROOF DESIGN
92
NEW TECHNIQUES OPEN FRESH POSSIBILITIES IN ROOF DESIGN
95
M1METISM IN DESIGN
96
THE VALUE OF THE SITE
98
THROUGH PROFOUND AWARENESS OF SITE AND CLIMATE MAN MEETS WITH NATURE IN LIVING GRANDEUR
99
orientation
101
THE SUN AND HIS COURT OF WINDS RULE ORIENTATION
102
THE VIEW
118
THE FEED LINE OF ACCESS
119
ESOTERIC AND SCIENTIFIC ORIENTATION
120
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