Publication type: Conference proceedings
Type of review: Editorial review
Title: Metaphors in architecture and urbanism : an introduction
Editors: Gerber, Andri
Patterson, Brent
DOI : 10.14361/transcript.9783839423721
Extent : 302
Conference details: International Conference «Metaphors in/on Architecture and Urbanism», Paris, France, 26-28 November 2009
Issue Date: 2013
Series : Architekturen
Series volume: 19
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Transcript
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Bielefeld
ISBN: 978-3-8376-2372-7
Language : English
Subject (DDC) : 401.4: Lexicology and terminology
711: Area planning
Abstract: Architecture and urbanism seem to be »weak« disciplines, constantly struggling for a better understanding of their nature and disciplinary borders. The huge amount of metaphors appearing in the discourse of both not only reference to their creative nature but also indicate their weakness and the missing piece strengthening their own understanding: a definition of space for architecture and of city for urbanism. But using metaphors in this field implies a problem – though metaphors achieve to bring opposites together, there remains the question how literal they can actually become in order to relate to these subjects properly. In this volume, several authors from various fields using different approaches discuss this question.
Fulltext version : Published version
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: Architecture, Design and Civil Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Urban Landscape (IUL)
Appears in Collections:Publikationen Architektur, Gestaltung und Bauingenieurwesen

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