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Between the Building and the Street
A Phenomenology of the Facade
Foreword by Charles Burroughs
ISBN 9788822921260
2023, pp. 496
170x240 mm, brossura con bandelle, illustrazioni bn
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This volume explores the subject of facades, from both an architectural and an urban point of view. Each building has two facades: one is private, hidden, free, the other is public and belongs to the people who look at it. A facade tells of the cultural climate in which the building was born, the lives of the people who have resided or worked there, though it often conceals the activities that take place behind it. Facades that constitute the visible side of the city have generally employed a sort of triple coding, exhibiting the nature – and thus the character – of the building, the connection, more or less direct, with the plan and the section, and the relationship with the context. The work deals with the public side of architecture, studying the inside/outside limit, looking at it through geometry and physiognomy. An analysis of the historical background and the progressive reduction of its thickness is followed by some itineraries of contemporary works whose genesis is explained in interviews with the protagonists. Between the Building and the Street, the result of many years of study and research, it is a work that deals in a complete way with the theme of the facade through interpretative paths, evolutionary readings, compositional itineraries. One of its strengths is the study of the etymology of the word “facade” through the centuries, in dictionaries, encyclopedias, and in all the means that have helped to spread knowledge, from the Accademia della Crusca to the present time.

Indice
  • Foreword, by Charles Burroughs
  • Between the Building and the Street
  • 1. Paths
    • 1.1 Urban partitions
    • 1.2 Across the threshold
    • 1.3 The face of the city
    • 1.4 Vantage points
    • 1.5 Variable geometries
    • 1.6 The battle of thicknesses
  • 2. Readings
    • 2.1 Antiquity
    • 2.2 The Middle Ages
    • 2.3 The Renaissance
    • 2.4 The Baroque
    • 2.5 Eclecticism and the Modern Movement
    • 2.6 The 20th Century
  • 3. Itineraries
    • 3.1 Introduction
    • 3.2 Facades between facades
    • 3.3 Facades en face
    • 3.4 Isolated facades
  • 4. Marginalia
    • 4.1 Analysis
    • 4.2 Florilegium
    • 4.3 Analysis
    • 4.4 Florilegium
  • Bibliography
  • List of illustrations
  • Index of names
L'autore
Antonello Boschi

IT. Antonello Boschi (1964) ha studiato a Firenze, dove si è laureato con Adolfo Natalini e ha conseguito un dottorato di ricerca in Architettura e Progettazione urbana. Suoi saggi, opere e recensioni sono stati pubblicati su «Abitare», «Area», «Archi», «Architécti», «Architettura Viva», «Bauwelt», «Casabella», «Detail», «Diseño Interior», «Domus», «Interni», «Materia», «On Diseño», «Rassegna», «The Architectural Review». Tra i suoi scritti principali Dentro le forme del vuoto (Skira, Milano 2008), Ri-scritture/Ri-Scritture (Electa, Milano 2011), Filosofia del Nascosto. Costruire, pensare, abitare nel sottosuolo (Marsilio, Venezia 2015), L'architettura della villa moderna (con Luca Lanini, 3 voll., Quodlibet, Macerata 2016-2018), Poetics of Underground Space (Routledge, Londra 2021), Sottrazioni / Subtractions (Pacini editore, Pisa 2022). Attualmente è Professore Associato presso la Scuola di Ingegneria di Pisa, dove insegna Composizione Architettonica.

EN Antonello Boschi (1964) studied in Florence, where he graduated with Adolfo Natalini and earned a Ph.D. in Architectural and Urban Design. His essays, works and reviews have been published in Abitare, Area, Archi, Architécti, Arquitectura Viva, Bauwelt, Casabella, Detail, Diseño Interior, Domus, Interni, Materia, On Diseño, Rassegna, The Architectural Review. Major writings include Dentro le forme del vuoto (Skira, Milan 2008), Ri-scritture/Re-Writings (Electa, Milan 2011), Filosofia del Nascosto. Costruire, pensare, abitare nel sottosuolo (Marsilio, Venice 2015), L’architettura della villa moderna (with Luca Lanini, 3 vols., Quodlibet, Macerata 2016-2018), Poetics of Underground Space (Routledge, London 2021), Sottrazioni / Subtractions (Pacini editore, Pisa 2022). He is currently Associate Professor at the School of Engineering in Pisa, where he lectures on Architectural Composition.

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Antonello Boschi, Luca Lanini

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