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Architecture Workbook: Design through Motive

Architecture Workbook: Design through Motive

Sir Peter Cook

ISBN: 978-1-118-96519-1 February 2016 256 Pages


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Organised into 9 parts that highlight a wide range of architectural motives, such as ‘Architecture as Theatre’, ‘Stretching the Vocabulary’ and ‘The City of Large and Small’, the workbook provides inspiring key themes for readers to take their cue from when initiating a design. Motives cover a wide-range of work that epitomise the theme. These include historical and Modernist examples, things observed in the street, work by current innovative architects and from Cook’s own rich archive, weaving together a rich and vibrant visual scrapbook of the everyday and the architectural, and past and present.

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008 Motive 1: Architecture as Theatre

018 Motive 2: Stretching the Vocabulary

054 Motive 3: University Life and its Ironies

100 Motive 4: From Ordinary to Agreeable

128 Motive 5: The English Path and the English Narrative

154 Motive 6: New Places and Strange Bedfellows

186 Motive 7: Can We Learn From Silliness?

210 Motive 8: The City – Then The Town

240 Motive 9: On Drawing, Designing, Talking and Building

248 Select Bibliography

249 Index

255 PICTURE Credits