9780262631440-026263144X-On Weathering: The Life of Buildings in Time

On Weathering: The Life of Buildings in Time

ISBN-13: 9780262631440
ISBN-10: 026263144X
Edition: First Edition
Author: Mostafavi, Mohsen, Leatherbarrow, David
Publication date: 1993
Publisher: The MIT Press
Format: Paperback 148 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780262631440
ISBN-10: 026263144X
Edition: First Edition
Author: Mostafavi, Mohsen, Leatherbarrow, David
Publication date: 1993
Publisher: The MIT Press
Format: Paperback 148 pages

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Acknowledged authors Mostafavi, Mohsen, Leatherbarrow, David wrote On Weathering: The Life of Buildings in Time comprising 148 pages back in 1993. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 026263144X and 9780262631440. Since then On Weathering: The Life of Buildings in Time textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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On Weathering illustrates the complex nature of the architectural project by taking into account its temporality, linking technical problems of maintenance and decay with a focused consideration of their philosophical and ethical implications.In a clear and direct account supplemented by many photographs commissioned for this book, Mostafavi and Leatherbarrow examine buildings and other projects from Alberti to Le Corbusier to show that the continual refinishing of the building by natural forces adds to, rather than detracts from, architectural meaning. Their central discovery, that weathering makes the "final" state of the construction necessarily indefinite, challenges the conventional notion of a building's completeness. By recognizing the inherent uncertainty and inevitability of weathering and by viewing the concept of weathering as a continuation of the building process rather than as a force antagonistic to it, the authors offer alternative readings of historical constructions and potential beginnings for new architectural projects.

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