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Fragments of Wilderness City free pdf Avery Associates Architects have worked in close collaboration with a diverse range of clients, including universities, commercial developers, government organisations, and charitable trusts. "Fragments of Wilderness City" presents perspectives from academics and architecture historians, exploring forthcoming projects in India and the Middle East- major cultural commissions such as the IMAX cinemas in London and Dubai, the National Film Theatre, the Museum of the Moving Image, London Transport Museum, and the Royal Academy of the Dramatic Arts' headquarters in Bloomsbury, London- masterplanning work for Oxford Street in London, The Horniman Museum, and the Avenue of the Emirates in Abu Dhabi. Alongside profiles of their innovative work in product design and within the workplace is an essay by director Bryan Avery, providing insights into his notion of the sustainable 'wilderness city'. This manifesto sets out a vision of an accountable architectural and planning approach to the contemporary city, situated in a natural landscape and taking on board references to both the walled cities of the mediaeval period and the self-contained urban environments of the twentieth century 'new towns'. Fully illustrated with photographs, plans, and technical and conceptual drawings, this volume will appeal to all those interested in architectural innovation at every scale, from planning to design to sustainable developments.

About Joseph Rykwert

Joseph Rykwert is an acclaimed academic, and has published volumes on the work of Aldo Van Eyck and Louis Kahn, as well as numerous titles on the history and theory of architecture. For Fragments of Wilderness City he will examine the civic dimension of Avery's work. Richard Weston is a freelance writer and academic. He contributed to Black Dog's recent publication Bennetts Associates Four Commentaries. Other recent publications include a major study of Scandinavian architect Jorn Utzon. Matthew Teague is a consultant architect at Corus, and has worked extensively in environmental development and ecological product design- here he addresses Avery's work in industrial design for this book, taking into account his own collaborations with the practice. John Worthington co-founded DEGW in 1973, and has specialized in urban and workplace design throughout his acclaimed career. He has held a number of academic posts, is Chairman of the Building Futures programme at the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, and has authored a number of books, including most recently Reinventing the Workplace. Edwin Heathcote is an London based architect and architecture critic for the Financial Times, and is a regular contributor to a number of specialist architectural and design journals. His books include Theatre London: An Architectural Guide (2002), Monument Builders: Modern Architecture and Death (1998) and London Caffs (2004).

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Author : Joseph Rykwert
Publisher : Black Dog Publishing Ltd
Data Published : 01 October 2007
ISBN : 1904772587
EAN : 9781904772583
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 160 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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