Catalogue


Class architecture /
Michael J. Crosbie.
imprint
Mulgrave, Vic. : Images Pub., 2001.
description
144 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), plans ; 31 cm.
ISBN
1864700998
format(s)
Book
More Details
imprint
Mulgrave, Vic. : Images Pub., 2001.
isbn
1864700998
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
3598682
A Look Inside
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Library Journal on 2002-07-15:
Chosen to exemplify 21st-century school architecture throughout the United States, plus one Canadian province, the 43 new or renovated schools presented here show new directions in design. As architect Raymond Bordwell points out in his introduction, schools have evolved from knowledge factories into learning environments, incorporating new information technology and concerns about physical security. The featured schools are diverse in purpose, size, context, and design. Many have formal community recreational as well as educational functions. An architect and editor of Faith & Form magazine, Crosbie (Generating Context) profiles each school with a short description, plan drawing, and quality color photographs. Though the text contains several errors, and the sans serif font is fatiguing to read, the book offers a stimulating glimpse at the latest school design trends. Recommended for all libraries with an interest in school design. David R. Conn, Surrey P.L., BC (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Summaries
Long Description
School buildings are constantly evolving to meet the needs of the next generation of teachers and students. This book presents more than 40 projects from the USA, showcasing leading elementary and secondary school design. Featred projects factor in important design elements including security and safety, new technology, resource centres and energy conservation. They must also accomodate flexible learning environments for a range of student groups. Full-colour photos, plans, drawings and descriptive text accompany the projects.
Main Description
School buildings are constantly evolving to meet the needs of the next generation of teachers and students. This book presents more than 40 projects from the USA, showcasing leading elementary and secondary school design. Featred projects factor in import
Main Description
The book presents more than forty new projects from the USA, the leader in elementary and secondary school design.
Unpaid Annotation
-- A book that presents more than forty new projects from the USA-- Full color photographs, plans, drawings and descriptive text accompany the projects-- By the author of the best-selling Architecture for the GodsFor the architect or designer who wants to take the pulse of the educational design field, this publication is a one-stop resource. It is a colorful volume that contains in-depth profiles and project information on approximately 30 educational buildings throughout North America, ranging in size, siting, construction, materials and use. The projects profiled represent some of the latest trends in design for educational buildings, and the text provides an overview of where the field is heading. The book was compiled and written by architect and critic Michael J. Crosbie, author of best-selling Architecture for the Gods (the Images Publishing Group, 2001).

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