The Architecture Thread

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  1. mordecai

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    i've been asking my SO to steal Pattern Language from her dayjob but she keeps forgetting to. That Tectonic Architecture book looks great too. also, sort of hoped they would have this one. seems like the kind of place that would. a seller on amazon has it, but $350 [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Oh, and before I forget, I think you would love The Past Is A Foreign Country if you haven't read it already. Probably the best book on ruins that I've ever read. Implies a lot about the building (and buildings [​IMG] ) of state myth, but requires a bit of mental participation on the part of the reader. Out of print, but pretty easy to find.

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    Some nice recommendations. Just finished this, interesting read. To the point, not too in depth, but thought provoking.

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    You never know what books will go out of print, and all the sudden be worth something. Bought this for a case study out of necessity, and now amazon has it at 1,100 new, 700+ used. As if.

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    thanks for listing these three days before Christmas [​IMG]
     
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    thanks for listing these three days before Christmas [​IMG]
    you got her another anchor, huh?
    Bought this for a case study out of necessity, and now amazon has it at 1,100 new, 700+ used. As if. [​IMG]
    I've had great luck with records and art monographs, but daaaaaaamn
     
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    i've been asking my SO to steal Pattern Language from her dayjob but she keeps forgetting to.

    It's in my top 5 all time architecture books. It uses bolded sentences as it was designed to be skimmed. [​IMG]

    A Pattern Language
    The Eyes of the Skin
    Thinking Architecture
    Questions of Perception
    Delirious New York
     
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    will check all of those out. no really. should we have a separate thread for landscape design? [​IMG]
     
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    Yes. I need a place to put sculpted hedges.
     
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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I like the expansive gallery. That will be great. The facade is a bit loud for me, but I guess when I spend a couple hundred million on my own art gallery I'll get a say. I think they've obviously got large scale interior installations in mind to make up for the collection's modest size.
     

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