Item description for Transparency by Bernhard Hoesli Colin Rowe...
"Transparency" is a key text and required reading for all students of modern architecture. As members of the 1950s group known as the "Texas Rangers", Colin Rowe and Robert Slutzky tested new methods for teaching and developing architectural design skills. Through their exploration of the common basis of modern art and architecture they identified and elaborated on the concept of transparency as a fundamental principle of spatial organisation, beyond the curtain wall. Their essay titled Transparency, first published in 1964, provided the theoretical and didactical fundament, exemplified and illustrated by 2 of Le Corbusier's buildings.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.39" Width: 6.5" Height: 0.34" Weight: 0.66 lbs.
Release Date Mar 20, 1997
Publisher Birkhäuser Basel
ISBN 3764356154 ISBN13 9783764356156
Reviews - What do customers think about Transparency?
Not out of print Apr 4, 2003
This book is not out of print and is available from the publisher. It has been published in Germnan and in English so if you want an English version make sure you order the correct edition.
Impenetrable Mar 28, 2003
Rowe's obtuse, convoluted writing style buries his ideas in a morass of verbal sludge, rendering them totally inaccessible to the layman and barely comprehensible to the typical architecture student. After encountering this book several times in the course of various classes, I was surprised to realize how comparatively simple the ideas it contains are. In the typical fashion of upper-level humanities academia, however, Rowe hides his point behind impossibly twisted sentences and an onslaught of outside references that seems designed more to impress the reader with Rowe's own wide-ranging knowledge than to enlighten. The ideas of this book could be condensed to a short essay, and the only thing lost would be the page count.
a must for students Dec 4, 2000
I'm a student, Transperency: the book gives you a new way to think about architecture, outlining a basic characteristic in architecture that transcends major movements. Crucial to the understanding of buildings. best of all. .. Colin Rowe is really easy to read.
A Re-release of the classic article on visual perception. Sep 21, 1998
This article defined visual analysis of two dimensional architectural and urban design compostion.