Functionalism revisited : architectural theory and practice and the behavioral sciences / Jon Lang, Walter Moleski.
By: Lang, Jon T.
Contributor(s): Moleski, Walter.Material type: BookCall no.: NA203.3 .L364 2010Publication: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2010Description: xix, 356 p. : ill.ISBN: 9781409407010 (hardback); 1409407012 (hardback).Other title: Architectural theory and practice and the behavioral sciences [Portion of title].Subject(s): Functionalism (Architecture) | Architecture and society
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Part I: Introduction: architectural theory and functional theory -- 1. The inheritance: architectural practice and architectural theory today -- 2. A framework for theory in architecture -- Part II: Creating a theory of functionalism -- 3. Concepts of function in architecture -- 4. Experiencing architecture: the foundation for a theory of functionalism -- 5. Functionalism updated -- Part III: The functions of the built environment: theory and practice -- Basic functions -- 6. The accommodation of activities: behaviour settings and architecture -- 7. Shelter and salubrious environments -- 8. Physical and psychological safety and security -- 9. Architecture, financial security, and profit -- 10. Identity and community -- 11. Identity, individualism, and the unique -- 12. Buildings as signs and status symbols -- Advanced functions -- 13. The cognitive function of architecture: the environment as a source of learning -- 14. Experiential aesthetics and intellectual aesthetics -- Part IV: Externalities: buildings in context -- 15. The function of the new as a shaper of its environment -- Part V: Conclusion -- 16. Architectural theory, functional theory, and design methodology.
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