Architecture + Perception
In the tradition of theorist and perceptual psychologist Rudolf Arnheim, Architecture + Perception asks how much of a building needs to be perceived to be known. Architect Jörg Kurt Grütter meticulously photographed hundreds of structures on display in this book, from architectural classics to vernacular buildings, exploring how fragmentary details define and explain space. Grutter directs his own architectural office and is on the faculty with SCI-Arc’s Vico Morcote campus and the Bern University of Applied Sciences. Separated into chapters on space, color, dynamics, and surface, the structural details are allowed to speak for themselves, completely independent of context and history. In the back of the book, all the information about the structures depicted can be found-location, architect, year of construction, etc.-as well as a complete view of the building. Texts on the role of perception in experiencing and designing architecture round out the volume.
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