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On Altering Architecture - Fred Scott

On Altering Architecture

Paperback Published: 29th June 2007
ISBN: 9780415317528
Number Of Pages: 222

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Bringing together interior design and architectural theory, this exciting text looks at the common practices of building alteration, reconsidering established ideas and methods, to initiate the creation of a theory of the interior or interventional design.

Fred Scott examines in-depth case studies of interventional design from architectural history across the world a " examples discussed are taken from the States, Europe and Japan. Scott expands and builds on the ideas of Viollet-le-Duc, structuralism and other thoughts to layout criteria for an art of intervention and change. The book draws on the philosophy of conservation, preservation and restoration, as well as exploring related social and political issues.

For those in professions of architecture and interiors, town planners, and students in architecture and art schools, On Altering Architecture forms a body of thought that can be aligned and compared with architectural theory.

List of figuresp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Prefacep. xv
Unchanging architecture and the case for alterationp. 1
The literate and the vernacularp. 20
Restoration, preservation and alterationp. 44
Parody and other viewsp. 62
Parallels to alterationp. 75
Degrees of alterationp. 92
Stripping backp. 107
The process of interventionp. 116
Prohibitions and difficultiesp. 143
Some resolutionsp. 167
The wider contextp. 184
Unfinishedp. 210
Indexp. 216
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ISBN: 9780415317528
ISBN-10: 0415317525
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 222
Published: 29th June 2007
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.3 x 15.7  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1