Metaphors in Architecture and Urbanism

An Introduction

Architecture and urbanism seem to be »weak« disciplines, constantly struggling for a better understanding of their nature and disciplinary borders. The huge amount of metaphors appearing in the discourse of both not only reference to their creative nature but also indicate their weakness and the missing piece strengthening their own understanding: a definition of space for architecture and of city for urbanism. But using metaphors in this field implies a problem – though metaphors achieve to bring opposites together, there remains the question how literal they can actually become in order to relate to these subjects properly. In this volume, several authors from various fields using different approaches discuss this question.

€33.80 *

2013-07-15, 302 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-2372-7

Ready to ship today
Delivery time 3-5 workdays within Germany

Prices incl. VAT. Free delivery within Germany, for other destinations see details.

Bulk discount

Recommend it

Andri Gerber

Andri Gerber, ZHAW Winterthur, Universität Liechtenstein, ETH Zürich, Schweiz

Brent Patterson

Brent Patterson, Universität Paris VIII, Frankreich

Author(s)
Andri Gerber / Brent Patterson (eds.)
Book title
Metaphors in Architecture and Urbanism An Introduction
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
302
Features
kart.
ISBN
978-3-8376-2372-7
DOI
Commodity Group
1584
BIC-Code
AM JFSG
BISAC-Code
ARC010000 SOC026030
THEMA-Code
AM JBSD
Release date
2013-07-15
Edition
1
Topics
Stadt, Architektur
Readership
Architecture, Urban Studies, Literature, Philosophy, Sociology, Film Theory
Keywords/Tags
Architecture, Urbanism, Metaphors, Culture, Media, Film, Urbanity, Urban Studies, Space

We use cookies to enable the use of certain functions on this website.

Privacy statement