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Author Scott, Fred, 1939-

Title On altering architecture / Fred Scott.

Published Abingdon, Oxon. : Routledge, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Archit  729 SCOT    AVAILABLE
Physical description xviii, 222 p. : ill., maps, plans ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Unchanging architecture and the case for alteration -- The literate and the vernacular -- Restoration, preservation and alteration -- Parody and other views -- Parallels to alteration -- Degrees of alteration -- Stripping back -- The process of intervention -- Prohibitions and difficulties -- Some resolutions -- The wider context -- Unfinished.
Summary "Bringing together interior design and architectural theory, this exciting new 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 ěŽ examples discussed are taken from the States, Europe and Japan. Scott expanding and builds on the ideas of Viollet-le-Duc, structuralism and other ideas to layout criteria for an art of intervention and change. Introducing and reviewing the theory of conservation, Scott 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."--Publisher's website.
Subject Interior architecture.
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction.
Architecture -- Conservation and restoration.
Architecture -- Philosophy.
ISBN 9780415317511 (hbk.)
0415317517 (hbk.)
9780415317528 (pbk.)
0415317525 (pbk.)
9780203590591 (ebk.)
0203590597 (ebk.)