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They simply check off one of the starred numbers in their guide-books and hasten on to the next one. Experiencing Architecture by Steen Eiler Rasmussen. Experiencing Architecture Architecture M.

Just as in the example of the girl in jeans, the impression received is only a general one—usually we do not see any details. This is one of rassmussen favorite books, which I tend to give away whenever I pick up a copy in a used bookstore. Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. It applied to our project for Deaf Space course. He writes, for example, The enormous church of S. The author writes in a casual style which makes it very easy to follow along, but also means he makes several unsupported claims it is a “well known fact” that seeing riding boots produces a sense of honor and royalty in the viewer, and that tennis rackets produce feelings of vitality.

As someone who is currently applying to universities to study architecture and is new to the world of architecture, I found this book a very useful introduction. He said “if you can’t read any others, steeh least read this one. You learn a little bit of everything.

There is much contrasting of the “civilized” people of Europe with “primitive” peoples and cultures elsewhere, much exclusive use of “he” not just for architects architecture no doubt having been a uniformly male arena in the late s but indeed for humans of any description, and much expositing on what “one” naturally or automatically thinks or likes or feels.


Son zamanlarda populer bilim konulari cok iyi kaleme aliniyor, tabii bu kitap eski oldugu icin o anlatimi bulamadim. Later, the slopes were smoothed and articulated with a flight of steps up to the apse of the archtecture.

Your request to send this item has been completed. Write a review Rate this item: They had a recess at eleven o’clock and employed the time playing a very special kind of ball stren on the broad terrace at the top of the stairs.

When the ball was out, it was most decidedly out, bouncing down all the steps and rolling several hundred feet further on with an eager boy rushing after it, in and out among motor cars and Vespas down near the great obelisk. Archotecture are obvious examples like the pattern of light and experiencng as we drive along a main road at night because lampposts are equally spaced or a rhythm of verticals along a continuous line of buildings in a street because, although the buildings are different in design, their width is so often determined by historic and equally-spaced plot boundaries.

There is a complete lack of headings and sub-headings within the chapters, so when the subject changes it leaves you searching for the needle in the haystack “subject” that does not want to reveal itself. Expfriencing individual was in fruitful contact with these things; the anonymous houses were built with a natural feeling for place, materials and use and the result was a remarkably suitable comeliness.

You must be aware of the textural effects, discover why just those colors were used, how the choice depended experinecing the orientation of the rooms in relation to windows and the sun. A must-read for all architecture students and those interested in architecture!


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Jul 16, Andrea rated it it was amazing Shelves: As I sit reading his rather theoretical explanation, I raise my eyes from the book and gaze about the room.

To ask other readers questions about Experiencing Architectureplease sign up. He travelled widely including to China. Rasmussen basically explains what architecture is all about, in a way that’s accessible to an interested lay reader like me.

Aug 09, Jay McNair rated it liked it. Please create a new list with a new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items. A very deep and thorough answer to the question of what do we do with architecture? Say, most people are able to discern between the lighting of a museum and that of a church.

The book itself is pretty good, I’m just a bit disappointed with the condition that it arrived in.

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Review A book of great charm and broad understanding. The floor, he says, like the art we walk on should give an impression of gravity. Throughout the modernistic era, Rasmussen managed to feel, with arcuitecture help of cinema,art,etc, the totality of architecture, further from mere measurements and numbers.

The floor is covered with a Chinese rug in lovely indigo blue on which I walk every day without the slightest feeling of insecurity.

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