The Function of Ornament has 60 ratings and 5 reviews. Mahshid said: کتاب خوبیه برای معرفی انواع نما و نحوه اتصال به بدنه ساختمان؛ جالبه که کتابهای خانم. 21 Sep In their book The Function of Ornament, Farshid Moussavi and Michael Kubo attempt to explain the paradox of the seemingly purposeless. assembly arms, and CNC mills, or sometimes con- structed through conventional means. What is the meaning of these patterns? How can I make them?.

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Retrieved from ” https: The book groups architectural projects into four broad sections: Second Printing Farshid Moussavi No preview available – I’m sure an architect or architecture student would get far more out of the book than I probably did.

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Strangely, or possibly purposefully, however, the book itself is far from embellished. Vincenzo Panasiti rated it liked it Jan 12, Anahita Nahoomi rated it it was amazing Sep 14, AsVL3the copyright holder of this work, hereby publishes it under the following licenses:. In four months time I have crossed 18 books off my list. Lord Norman Foster’s 30 St. Rather than inspire the immediate recognition typical of Michael Graves’ colorful floral embellishments on teapots and towel racks, Naoto Fukasawa’s work is so grey that it even blends into the background of the cover of his monograph, the aptly named Naoto Fukasawa.


Gary rated it it was amazing Oct 09, Catherine rated it really liked it Dec 25, According to the notes in the back of the book, “the drawings in this book are entirely the work and interpretation of students at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, based on publicly available information on the works represented.

Paperbackpages. The function of ornament Farshid MoussaviMichael Kubo Actar- Architecture – pages 0 Reviews Architecture needs mechanisms that allow it to become connected to culture.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Jun 05, Michael rated it really liked it. Other editions – View all The Function of Ornament: It unveils the function of ornament as the agent for specific affects, dismantling the idea that ornament is applied to buildings as a discrete or non-essential entity.

The cover consists only of line drawings and letters in white on a crisp red background and the pages themselves contain only black and white renderings of the buildings. The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong. Tara rated it it was amazing Feb 21, The ornament is produced through manipulating the “material” which can be program, shape, cladding etc. Particularly for those that use moire or interference patterns like the John Lewis Department store in Leicester, UK, I longed to visit the original and change my vantage point repeatedly just to see the effect.


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The Function of Ornament

Architecture progresse Architecture needs mechanisms that allow it to become connected to culture. I was expecting a little bit more of text rather than just a thf introduction. People will always respond to these affects, which are a blank canvas for interpretation. Recent work in evolutionary psychology dictates that human beings are swayed by a desire to fit in, but those who rebel in the opposite direction often become the most successful. Sep 21, Sarah Sammis rated it liked it Shelves: Be the first to ask a question about The Function of Ornament.

Given the demands of a tall building with a small footprint, the reliance on using the form of the building as a type of ornament seems farshif natural. It unveils the function of ornament as the agent for specific affects, dismantling the functlon that ornament is applied to buildings as a functiom or non-essential entity. Melinda rated it it was amazing Oct 26, They have produced numerous critically-acclaimed and award-winning international projects, most notably the Yokohama Ferry Terminal in Japan.

This allows the examined ornament to supersede questions of materiality and style.