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Portable Architecture Paperback – 21 Oct 2003

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Architectural Press; 3 edition (21 Oct. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0750656530
  • ISBN-13: 978-0750656535
  • Product Dimensions: 27.6 x 22.1 x 1.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 995,352 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Reviews of previous edition:

'Kronenburg's case studies are clearly presented and throughly researched... the collection is a useful source of inspiration for anyone interested in innovative construction or technology.'
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About the Author

Robert Kronenburg is an architect and Chair of Architecture at the University of Liverpool, School of Architecture and Building Engineering, United Kingdom. He has written for the Architects' Journal, Building Design, Architectural Design. and Fabrics Architecture and contributed to the World Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture edited by Paul Oliver. His books include Houses in Motion: The Genesis, History and Development of the Portable Building, Portable Architecture, FTL: Softness Movement and Light and he is editor of Transportable Environments. His most recent book, Spirit of the Machine, examines the influence of tectonics on the generation of architectural form. Professor Kronenburg is a past Fulbright fellow and in 1998 received a visiting fellowship at St.Johns College, Oxford University. His research work has received support from the Building Centre Trust, London and the Graham Foundation, Chicago and in September 2001 he took up a Leverhulme Trust fellowship to pursue research at Kyoto University, Japan. He has been a guest lecturer at universities in Europe, the Far East and the USA and contributed to a range of programmes for BBC Radio. In 1998, he was curator of the major exhibition Portable Architecture held at the Royal Institute of British Architects architecture centre and the touring exhibition Spontaneous Construction. He is curatorial advisor on the Vitra Design Museum's exhibition Living in Motion which opened in Germany in May 2002 tours Europe until 2004.

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By A Customer on 26 April 2004
Format: Paperback
Excellent Book but its a pity that the pictures are not in colour e.g.Dream space isn't fully appreciated because the picture is in black andwhite. If you turn to page 46 and view the picture titled Mounting of aprototype arch for Renzo Piano's IBM Pavillion
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