Oblong 4to. Blue cloth, with gilt spine titles. 243 pages, with Bibliography and Index. Illustrated throughout with b/w photographic images, drawings, and plans. No names or marks. In illustrated dust-jacket (with price intact). A crisp, as new copy of the first printing of Brand's now classic text. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: This book on buildings asks the question why so many buildings punish and restrict us because almost none of them adapt well. In real use, buildings need to adapt because their uses are constantly changing. All buildings are predictions, and yet more high-style buildings are designed not to change, not to accommodate new use. A good portion of how buildings learn will be a natural history of how buildings change with time and what things work to make buildings adapt gracefully, what building layouts allow easy redefinition of space and building code considerations that permit remodelling. This practical book aims to integrate all the different aspects of the fragmented design and construction process, so that buildings can be seen as embodying a functional, yet aesthetic and capacious vision, not the conflicts, compromises and conveniences of clients, architects, engineers and contractors, all working in their interests, not the buildings.
About the Author: Though honored as a writer—with the National Book Award for the Whole Earth Catalog, Eliot Montroll Award for The Media Lab, Golden Gadfly Award for his years as editor of CoEvolution Quarterly—Steward Brand is primarily an inventor/designer. Trained as a biologist and army officer, he was an early multimedia artist. He has created a number of lasting institutions, including New Games Tournaments, the Hackers Conference, and The WELL, a bellwether computer conference system. He is co-founder of Global Business Network, a futurist research organization fostering "the art of the long view."
Título: HOW BUILDINGS LEARN: What Happens After ...
Editorial: Penguin Books
Año de publicación: 1994
Condición del libro: Fine
Edición: First printing.
Descripción Viking Adult, 1994. Softcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Presents an innovative illustrated analysis of contemporary buildings and architecture, making a convincing argument for creating structures that are adaptable and allow redefinition of space and design and construction integration. 25,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo. Tour. Book. Nº de ref. de la librería 123534864
Descripción Penguin Publishing Group. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Nº de ref. de la librería G0670835153I3N00
Descripción Viking Adult. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. 0670835153 Meets or exceeds the good condition guidelines. Nice copy. A few pages have staining. Five star seller - Buy with confidence!. Nº de ref. de la librería Z0670835153Z3
Descripción Viking Adult. Estado de conservación: Good. Former Library book. A sound copy with only light wear. Overall a solid copy at a great price! All orders guaranteed and ship within 24 hours. Before placing your order for please contact us for confirmation on the book's binding. Check out our other listings to add to your order for discounted shipping. Nº de ref. de la librería WAL-H-0f-000426
Descripción Viking Adult, U.S.A., 1994. Soft Cover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. No Jacket. the photographs in How Buildings Learn don't just illustrate the ideas they helped generate them. .watching what happens to buildings through the years. Size: 8 x 10.5. Nº de ref. de la librería 0028685
Descripción Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 1st. Nº de ref. de la librería P-161-193
Descripción Penguin USA. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Light to moderate shelf wear. Complete. No apparent underlining/highlighting. Hardcover. Nº de ref. de la librería 106077
Descripción Viking Pr, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1994. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Very Good +. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good +. First Edition. WRITTEN TEXT UNMARKED, previous owner gift inscription on front endpaper, NO EXPEDITED Size: Oblong 8vo. Nº de ref. de la librería 020251
Descripción Viking / Penguin Group, 1994. Soft cover. Estado de conservación: Fine-. Oblong softcover in fine minus condition: clean and unmarked; straight and tight; slight wear to edges. 243 pages; illustrated in b&w. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Book. Nº de ref. de la librería 079571
Descripción Viking Adult, 1994. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG0670835153