Fantastic Cities

“Fantastic Cities” es un libro con ilustraciones de 60 ciudades alrededor del mundo. Desde París a Nueva York, pasando por Londres, Tokio y Estambul, estos diseños te harán volver a la infancia.

El artista e ilustrador canadiense Steve McDonald acaba de lanzar un libro para colorear titulado “Fantastic Cities, con ilustraciones de 60 ciudades alrededor del mundo. Desde París a Nueva York, pasando por Londres, Tokio y Estambul, los diseños de McDonald harán volver a la infancia a todo/a arquitecto/a y urbanista.

Con 48 páginas de vistas aéreas reales e imaginarias bien detalladas de ciudades, está a la venta en Amazon y en Chronicle Books.

Conócelo en http://pltfr.ma/1KdQNtO  Fuente Archdaily MEX

Presentación de la Guía ciudadana Lafayette [CCAU]

boletín_guia lafayette__Esta jueves 14 de mayo a las 8:30pm se presenta  el libro: Guía ciudadana Lafayette de Ana Lucía González Ibáñez. en el CCAU Centro para la Cultura Arquitectónica y Urbana

Coeditado por el Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (Conaculta), el INBA y el Taller Patrimonio y Metrópoli, el libro representa la primera de una serie de guías ciudadanas encaminadas a difundir la arquitectura y el urbanismo de Guadalajara en el siglo XX, en este caso, de la simbólica colonia Lafayette, conocida originalmente como Reforma y fundada en 1906.
El volumen, de formato pequeño para facilitar su uso y poder llevarlo cómodamente en el bolso, consta de 141 páginas y contiene una presentación, a cargo de Dolores Martínez; una introducción, de la autora; un capítulo con la historia de la colonia Lafayette; dos apartados acerca de los conceptos de modernidad y tradición; uno dedicado a la arquitectura; otro más acerca de la gente que vive en ese lugar, y una bibliografía para profundizar en el tema.

Dra. Ana Lucía González Ibáñez . 

Actualmente Directora de la Consultoría Taller Patrimonio & Metrópoli dedicada a la gestión educación continua e investigación del patrimonio cultural y el proyecto urbano . Becaria de la Columbia University de NYdistinguida con la Beca Edmundo O’Gorman

Es Doctora en Ciudad Territorio y Sustentabilidad por la Universidad de Guadalajara y su tesis doctoral (2010) está en vías de publicación con el tema: El patrimonio del siglo XX frente a la ciudad del siglo XXI . Maestría en Restauración de Monumentos y Sitios por la Escuela Nacional de ConservaciónRestauración y Museografía ENCRYM del INAH. Tiene un postdoctorado por el Colegio de Sonora auspiciado por CONACYT con el tema Modernidad y ciudades del turismo.

Es Miembro del ICOMOS MEXICANO desde 1997; actualmente Coordinadora Nacional del Comité Científico de Patrimonio Inmaterial, miembro del Comité Científico de Siglo XX y del Comité Científico Internacional de Patrimonio Intangible es Secretaria General. Vicepresidenta Regional de la Asociación FOROPOLIS A.C.   Miembro del Colegio de Arquitectos del Estado de Jalisco, de la Asociación Mexicana de Mujeres Arquitectas y Urbanistas AMAU, entre otros organismos.
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25 libros de arquitectura gratias en línea

Para este regreso y algunos início a clases una recomendación de libros que puedes leer en línea.

Fuente: http://www.archdaily.com/537994/25-free-architecture-books-you-can-read-online/

If you don’t have access to an architecture library (and even if you do), sifting through shelves can take hours. Buying books can be even more painful — for your wallet, at least. Instead, why not browse this list of 25 books that are all free and easily accessible online? Some are well-known classics of architecture literature, but we hope you find a few surprises as well.

 

1. Vitruvius: The Ten Books on Architecture (15 BC)
By Vitruvius Pollio
Quite simply, one of the most influential architecture books of all time.

2. Seven Lamps of Architecture (1889)
By
John Ruskin was an exceptionally talented painter, philosopher and art critic in Victorian England. The Seven Lamps of Architecture, including “Sacrifice,” “Truth” and “Beauty,” is well worth uncovering — not just for the philosophical lessons but also for Ruskin’s amazing illustrations.

3. The Stones of Venice (1851)
By John Ruskin
The Stones of Venice is Ruskin’s sequel to The Seven Lamps of Architecture. If you have been or want to go to Venice, this book provides comprehensive studies and sketches of the city.

4. A History of Architecture on The Comparative Method (1905)
By Banister Fletcher
English architect Banister Fletcher and his father (Banister Fletcher Sr.) penned this book comparing the architecture of various countries, trying to find the origins of their particular styles. Particularly interesting are the sketches of uncommon periods, such as Prehistoric architecture.

5. Japan : Its Architecture, Art, And Art Manufactures (1882)
By Christopher Dresser
Considered the first industrial designer, Christopher Dresser studied the craft of Japanese design. Dresser includes his elegant Japanese influenced sketches and drawings.

6. Le Corbusier: Elements of a Synthesis (1968)
By Stanislaus von Moos
Elements of a Synthesis is a precise and systematic dissection of Le Corbusier’s life and work.

7. The Architectonic Colour: Polychromy in the Purist Architecture of Le Corbusier (2011)
By Jan De Heer
This book dissects and examines Le Corbusier’s relationship with Purist Painting.

8. Design and Analysis (1997)
By Bernard Leupen, Christoph Grafe, Nicola Kornig, Mark Lampe and Peter de Zeeuw
Written by a team of professors at TU Delft who advocate for “design analysis” – a way of fusing research and education for the advancement of design practices.

9. Surrealism and Architecture (2005)
Edited by Thomas Mical
Thomas Mical attempts to show the significant connection between surrealist painting and architecture.

10. The Architecture of the City (1892)
By Aldo Rossi
Pritzker winner Aldo Rossi’s take on urban planning’s impact on the construction of the city. His urban theories were considered groundbreaking at the time this book was published.

11. Louis Sullivan As He Lived: The Shaping Of American Architecture (1960)
By Willard Connely
Willard Connelly’s biography of the influential Louis Sullivan, mentor to Frank Lloyd Wright and the man who made Chicago the steel city it is today.

12. Technics and Civilization (1934)
By Lewis Mumford – 1934
Lewis Mumford was a prominent writer, critical regionalist and opponent to suburbanization. In Technics and Civilization, he takes an analytical look at how the machine has impacted civilization throughout history.

13. Sticks and Stones (1926)
By Lewis Mumford
Lewis Mumford on American building and architecture, from vernacular to the early 19th century.

14. De Re Aedificatoria (1443)
By Leon Battista Alberti
Also known as On The Art Of Building, De Re Aedificatoria was the first book on Architecture printed during the Renaissance. It is considered by many to be as important an example of early architectural writing as Vitruvius’ Ten Books.

15. Eric Mendelsohn (1940)
By Arnold Whittick
The biography of Eric Mendelsohn, the architect known for his simple yet powerful sketches. An influential art deco architect, Mendelsohn escaped Nazi Germany, finding success abroad.

16. A History Of Architecture (1918)
By Fiske Kimball
Fiske Kimball, who worked on the preservation of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, wrote this chronological history of Architecture from before the Renaissance. An interesting take on architecture as seen through the eyes of a preservationist rather than an architect.

17. Architecture And Furniture (1938)
By The Museum Of Modern Art
These essays highlight Alvar Aalto’s designs in architecture and furniture. Originally published as a companion to a furniture and design exhibition at the MoMA in 1938, the highlight is Aalto’s early use of new and innovative wood products.

18. The Lesson Of Japanese Architecture (1936)
By Jiro Harada
With plenty of accompanying graphics, this gives an overarching perspective on Japanese Architecture from pre-Buddhist Japan until the 1930’s.

19. Four Walking Tours Of Modern Architecture In New York City (1961)
By Ada Louise Huxtable
Huxtable was the first architecture critic at The New York Times and a Pulitzer Prize winner. This, one of Huxtable’s lesser known works, still has relevance to this day (even if a few of the buildings have had name changes).

20. Architecture: Nineteenth And Twentieth Centuries (1958)
By Henry Russell Hitchock
A book devoted to materials and their influence on 19th and 20th century architecture.

21. Built In USA: Post-War Architecture (1949)
By Henry Russell Hitchcock and Arthur Drexler
Photos, plans and sections of the works of mid-century modern masters, including Alvar Aalto, Mies van der Rohe and others.

22. Modern California Houses; Case Study Houses 1945-1962 (1962)
By Esther McCoy
Designed by architects such as Richard Neutra and Pierre Koenig, these houses defined west-coast architectural theory at the time.

23. White Pillars (1941)
By J. Frazer Smith
Rural American architecture tends to be passed over, so White Pillars, whichcovers the vernacular/plantation architecture of the Mississippi Valley, is a refreshing read.

24. Modern Church Architecture (1962)
By Albert Christ-Janer and Mary Mix Foley
The 20th century churches and religious buildings included here represent a paradigm shift from traditional religious architecture.

25. Thomas Jefferson Architect and Builder (1873)
By I.T. Frary
A critical look at Thomas Jefferson as an architect, including the many (architectural) mistakes he made throughout his career. A particularly intriguing section is a long history of the constant rebuilding and redesign of Monticello.

 

Presentación libro USFDF. Tácticas de apropiación por Onnis Luque [CCAU]

libro Onnis luqueEste jueves 10 de abril a las 8:30pm en el Centro para la Cultura Arquitectónica y Urbana [CCAU] El fotógrafo Onnis Luque presenta su libro “USF DF. Tácticas de apropiación”, de Ediciones Acapulco, un ensayo fotográfico que muestra las múltiples funciones, formas y facetas del proceso de transformación de la Unidad Santa Fe, conjunto habitacional diseñado por el arquitecto Mario Pani en 1957.

El libro retrata las tácticas de apropiación elaboradas por los habitantes mientras viven en –y viven con– la mencionada vivienda social, que constituye uno de los sitios del patrimonio modernista-funcionalista más destacados de la ciudad de México.

Onnis Luque muestra una narrativa creativa entre la arquitectura, con su aparente solidez y permanencia, y su metamorfosis a través del tiempo; las modificaciones son perceptibles entre el proyecto original y la actual vida cotidiana de los habitantes, quienes día a día configuran tácticas de apropiación del espacio. Las imágenes invitan a la interpretación.

Onnis Luque estudió diseño industrial en la Universidad Iberoamericana y concluyó su formación como arquitecto en la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, en el taller Max Cetto. Su trayectoria profesional en la arquitectura comenzó en el Taller 23 (el cual fundó junto con otros compañeros).