The Archisutra is a design manual giving you the necessary data for a selection of sex positions, using annotated scale drawings and informative descriptions. Swiss architect Le Corbusier coined the phrase ´machines for living´, within his book, ´Towards an Architecture´ in 1923. Sex plays a large role in society and everyday life. So, why is it so often overlooked when an architect designs a building? The Archisutra raises the question: How should we design for sex? In 1490 Leonardo da Vinci sketched the Vitruvian Man, a diagram showing the proportions of man based on the writings of Vitruvius in 400AD. The sketch of the Vitruvian Man depicts the perfect male form as seen by Vitruvius. Vitruvius aimed to discover the mathematical proportions of the human body and use the ndings to improve the function and appearance of architecture. In more modern times, the architect Le Corbusier devised an anthropometric scale of proportions, a further development from Vitruvius´ work. He called his system The Modulor. The Modulor, was a standard model of the human form used by Le Corbusier to determine the correct amount of living space needed for residents in his buildings. The Archisutra follows on from the work of Vitruvius, da Vinci and Le Corbusier and pushes the idea that buildings should be designed around human life.
Part of the ´´Handbook´´ series, this book talks about an area where philosophy meets the arts - aesthetics. It offers a guide to the theory, application, and history of the field. It is useful for academics and students across philosophy and various branches of the arts, both as the reference work of choice and as a stimulus to new research.
This handy guide provides numerous insights and shortcuts to drawing and sketching effectively. Describing mandatory skills for beginning and advanced students, the text covers such subjects as diminution, foreshortening, convergence, shade and shadow, and other visual principles of perspective drawing.Accompanying a concise and thoughtfully written text are more than 150 simply drawn illustrations that depict a sense of space and depth, demonstrate vanishing points and eye level, and explain such concepts as appearance versus reality; perspective distortion; determining heights, depths, and widths; and the use of circles, cylinders, and cones.Artists, architects, designers, and engineers will find this book invaluable in creating works with convincing perspective.
The complete guide of the extraordinary collections of the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the new-born universal museum by the French, Pritzker Prize winning architect Jean Nouvel. Like the museum, born on the Arabic peninsula but turned towards the entire world, Louvre Abu Dhabi publications will highlight masterpieces of many civilisations. This ensemble of books will showcase Louvre Abu Dhabi, a museum that will play an important role in the artistic discoveries, education and exchanges between peoples. As a unique reinterpretation of art history, these texts explore the mutual artistic influences that exist between cultures and throughout centuries. Louvre Abu Dhabi has been conceived as a ´´museum city´´ or Arabic ´´medina´´, inspired by the world and for the world. It will be the first Arabic museum of a universal vocation, located in the Saadiyat Cultural District, conceived as a bridge to the future with the purpose of linking knowledge and civilisations. Designed as a global art history handbook across the museum´s collections, The Guide will take the reader through a cross-cultural journey through the entire museum, gallery by gallery. The museum will be a place of dialogue between cultures and civilizations and it will offer a transversal vision of art history, spanning from the first villages to the first great powers, from civilisations and empires to universal religions, from Asian trade routes to the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, from cosmographies to modern art, modernity and the global scene.