Modern architecture has become extremely complex and its study has been made more difficult by changes in fashion and a proliferation of design modes. In this book, Geoffrey Baker develops a methodology for design analysis that reveals the underlying organisation of buildings.
Part One explains the nature and role of architecture in a wide-ranging discussion extending from geometry to symbolism. Part Two demonstrates the analytical methodology by reference to cities and works by modern masters such as Aalto, Meier and Stirling.
In this second revised edition, Dr Baker has added a chapter outlining the relationship between some current perceptions of science, art and philosophy, and how these impinge on architecture. The discussion compares Futurism, Constructivism, Suprematism, High Tech, Deconstruction and the attitude of the avant-garde, with the phenomenology of Bachelard and Heiddeger.

part 1|83 pages

Principles of Analysis

chapter 1|34 pages

The Role of Architecture

chapter 2|26 pages

Aspects of Form

chapter 3|21 pages

The Analysis of Architecture

part 2|235 pages

Analytical Studies

chapter 4|69 pages

The Village and City in History

chapter |11 pages

The Village and City in History

chapter |9 pages

Warkworth, Northumberland

chapter |20 pages

Campo and Cathedral, Siena

chapter |27 pages

The Piazza of San Marco, Venice

chapter 5|125 pages

Analytical Studies of Buildings

chapter |29 pages

Analytical Studies of Buildings

chapter |49 pages

James Stirling Extension to the National Gallery, London

Competition entry

chapter 6|37 pages

Science, Philosophy, Art and Architecture