American building :the environmental forces that shape it /James Marston Fitch with William Bobenhausen.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-245483

Description

x, 390 p. : ill. ; 27 cm., James Marston Fitch provides a fundamental theory of buildings., Fitch systematically examines the various aspects of the environment that buildings control for human habitation - air, temperature, light, and sound, even space, time, and gravity. He draws on scientific research to probe deeply into., these problems, and he sets out the most practical solutions to these and other issues in clear, precise language., Moreover, his analysis runs to the external environment as well, as he explores the impact of buildings on the outside world.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Architecture and society
Arquitectura y sociedad
Architecture Aspect social
Immeubles de grande-hauteur

Originator

Fitch, James Marston.
Bobenhausen, William, 1949-

Contents

Experiential bases for esthetic decisions -- The social consequences of architectural intervention -- Fair and warmer : control of the thermal environment -- Pure as the air you breathe : control of the atmospheric environment -- "Oh, say, can you see--" : control of the luminous environment -- Silence--men at work : control of the sonic environment -- The architectural manipulation of space, time, and gravity -- Skeleton and skin : the morphological development of structural systems -- The integration of environmental control systems -- Plan : the instrument of policy -- Toward sustainability -- Prospects for the democratic esthetic.

Publication

New York : Oxford University Press

Description

x, 390 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
James Marston Fitch provides a fundamental theory of buildings.
Fitch systematically examines the various aspects of the environment that buildings control for human habitation - air, temperature, light, and sound, even space, time, and gravity. He draws on scientific research to probe deeply into.
these problems, and he sets out the most practical solutions to these and other issues in clear, precise language.
Moreover, his analysis runs to the external environment as well, as he explores the impact of buildings on the outside world.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 361-372) and index.

ISBN

0195110404 (alk. paper)
9780195110401 (alk. paper)

Call Number

Stacks NA2543.S6 F54 1999

Places

United States.
Estados Unidos.
âEtats-Unis.
Etats-Unis.