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Steen Eiler Rasmussen (1) (1898–1990)

Teoksen Experiencing Architecture tekijä

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Tekijän teokset

Experiencing Architecture (1959) — Tekijä — 540 kappaletta
London: The Unique City (1934) 149 kappaletta
Towns and Buildings (1600) 88 kappaletta
Omkring Christiania (1976) 7 kappaletta
Med mange venlige hilsener (1971) 6 kappaletta
Karen Blixen's Flowers: Nature and Art at Rungstedlund (1983) — Valokuvaaja; Avustaja — 5 kappaletta
Humor vort bedste vaaben (1979) 5 kappaletta
[Debat] 5 kappaletta
Rejse i England 4 kappaletta
Ogsaa et sovemiddel 3 kappaletta
I Danmarks Have 3 kappaletta
Giv os rigtigt teater 3 kappaletta
Juletræet 2 kappaletta
En blomsterhilsen (1977) 2 kappaletta
Studiebog fra Holland (1972) 2 kappaletta
Teater : essays og debat (1979) 2 kappaletta
Rejse i Kina 2 kappaletta
Fynsk efterår 2 kappaletta
Tidens sprog 1 kappale
Riv ikke ned 1 kappale
Forfærdet 1 kappale
København 1950 1 kappale
Teateroplevelser 1 kappale
Den nye stil? 1 kappale
Drøm og dead 1 kappale
Debat eller pjat 1 kappale
Sproget i avisen 1 kappale
Fælleden 1 kappale

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Virallinen nimi
Rasmussen, Steen Eiler
city planner



I don't really have a bucket list but delving into the native language of architecture is definitely something that would be on it. I especially find modern architecture challenging and enticing. Unfortunately, I do not (yet) have the knowledge and especially the analytical tools to ‘read’ architecture. This booklet has the merit of providing a key. It is what is called a classic, published in 1959 and long used in architecture schools. To today's reader, the writing style certainly seems old-fashioned, and its age (now over 60 years) and its many references to antique, Renaissance and Baroque buildings in Italy makes it no doubt dated.
But the booklet compensates for that with that reading key, which – I think – is still valid. Rasmussen puts it concisely: “If we believe that the object of architecture is to provide a framework for people's lives, then the rooms in our houses, and the relation between them, must be determined by the way we will live in them and move through them.” In other words: architecture must first and foremost be 'lived' and 'experienced'.
The author therefore offers a kind of phenomenology of the way we experience spatial structures, with aspects such as hard and soft surfaces, concave and convex shapes, light incidence, the role of color and even sound in architecture. The chapter on 'rhythm' particularly appealed to me: indeed, the shape of a building, the distribution of the windows or rooms exude a rhythm that appeals, through their regularity or precisely because of their disruptive asymmetry. For instance, I was not aware at all that the design of the Spanish Steps in Rome (early 18th century) was based on the movements and rhythm of the polonaise. Not everything in this book appeals anymore (the quality of the photographs is really substandard nowadays), and as said its references are undoubtedly outdated, but Rasmussen has set me on the road to enjoy the architectural language (even) more.
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bookomaniac | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 27, 2021 |
I'm ready to experience architecture. I'm ready to see it, smell, it sense it, feel it, hear it. Thanks, Uncle Steen!
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Zaiga | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 23, 2019 |
Ideally a good architecture book for students is intelligent AND accessible. In the preface Danish architect Steen Eiler Rasmussen states, "I have endeavored to write the present volume in such a way that even an interested teenager might understand it." With depth of history and clear prose, he ultimately promotes deriving pleasure form architecture, something all architects should try to achieve.
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archidose | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 24, 2018 |
with: Russell Brown
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