Manual of Section

Paul Lewis, Marc Tsurumaki, David J. Lewis

$29.95


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     7.5 × 11 in (19.1 × 27.9 cm)

Publication date: 11/1/2016
Rights: World
ISBN: 9781616892555


Along with plan and elevation, section is one of the essential representational techniques of architectural design; among architects and educators, debates about a project's section are common and often intense. Until now, however, there has been no framework to describe or evaluate it. Manual of Section fills this void. Paul Lewis, Marc Tsurumaki, and David J. Lewis have developed seven categories of section, revealed in structures ranging from simple one-story buildings to complex structures featuring stacked forms, fantastical shapes, internal holes, inclines, sheared planes, nested forms, or combinations thereof. To illustrate these categories, the authors construct sixty-three intricately detailed cross-section perspective drawings of built projects---many of the most significant structures in international architecture from the last one hundred years---based on extensive archival research. Manual of Section also includes smart and accessible essays on the history and uses of section.


Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis (LTL Architects) is a multiple-award-winning architecture firm located in New York City. They have completed academic, institutional, and residential projects throughout the United States.


Editorial Reviews

ArchDaily:

"As history shows, section has always been considered as a representational method first, and its input on architectural discourse is still largely undermined. Manual of Section successfully attempts to reintroduce sections within theoretical discourses; a new reference book for architects."

Spacing:

"A must-read for all designers associated with the built environment and should surely be on the library shelves of every architecture, urban design and interior design school...the intricate drawings provided by LTL are sure to inspire all those who have the privilege of cracking the spine of this amazing reference."

Aaron Betsky, Architect Magazine:

"It has been a while since I devoured a book on architecture with as much pleasure. I love a good section and I love this book. It might be perverse and old fashioned, but the section opens a world in architecture in which I gladly, with this book as my Baedeker Guide, go wandering."


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