On the Move

The nomads, we learn, “are not the same kind of people as those who stay put in
one place. ... Toffler sees this everywhere—in the fact that Americans move
house so often, in the love of automobiles, and in the idealism of Peace Corp
activists. ... Indeed, “[w]e can understand the significance of mobility only if we
first recognise the centrality of fixed place in the psychological architecture of
traditional man.

Author: Timothy Cresswell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136083227

Category: History

Page: 340

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On the Move presents a rich history of one of the key concepts of modern life: mobility. Increasing mobility has been a constant throughout the modern era, evident in mass car ownership, plane travel, and the rise of the Internet. Typically, people have equated increasing mobility with increasing freedom. However, as Cresswell shows, while mobility has certainly increased in modern times, attempts to control and restrict mobility are just as characteristic of modernity. Through a series of fascinating historical episodes Cresswell shows how mobility and its regulation have been central to the experience of modernity.

Move House

The book shows how our desire for a house that moves can be thrillingly modern, while expressing an essential part of our human nature.

Author: Sean Topham

Publisher: Prestel Pub

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 143

View: 802

From backpacks to luxury yachts, tents to trailer homes, the newest book from the author of Blowup, Where's My Space Age, and Xtreme Houses follows architecture designed to follow mankind. For most of us, "house" means stability, structure, and permanence. In an age of increasing population and technological gains, today's mobile society has resulted in a demand for portable dwellings. This mix of forty innovative projects illustrates how architects, self-builders, and artists are pushing the limits of form and material to answer the new demands for portability. Surprisingly, many of the movable houses of today echo history's earliest and most rudimentary shelters. Some reveal an unprecedented demand for luxury and comfort while others reflect a desire to lessen man's impact on the earth. Juxtaposing the old and the new, photographs of moble homes, transformable fashions, custom vehicles, and private jets are paired with texts to explore the new nomadic lifestyle and the evolution of temporary communities. The book shows how our desire for a house that moves can be thrillingly modern, while expressing an essential part of our human nature.

Tiny Homes on the Move

Depicts, in photos and stories, modern-day nomads who live in vans, pickup trucks, buses, trailers and on boats who enjoy all the comforts of home with the ability to pick up and travel somewhere else at a moment's notice.

Author: Lloyd Kahn

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780936070629

Category: House & Home

Page: 211

View: 491

Depicts, in photos and stories, modern-day nomads who live in vans, pickup trucks, buses, trailers and on boats who enjoy all the comforts of home with the ability to pick up and travel somewhere else at a moment's notice.

Travel Space Architecture

Toynbee is profoundly right to suggest that the nomad is on the contrary he who
does not move. ... Throughout these trips, both Le Corbusier and Eldem were at
times nomads, carrying their homes to wherever they went, and at times migrants,
 ...

Author: Jilly Traganou

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409488209

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 152

Travel, Space, Architecture defines a new theoretical territory in architectural and urban scholarship that frames the processes of spatial production through the notion of travel. By aligning architectural thinking with current critical theory debates, this book explores whether dissociating culture from place and identity, and detaching the idea of architecture from both, can reframe our understanding of spatial and architectural practices. The book presents seventeen key case studies from a diverse range of perspectives including historical, theoretical, and praxis-based, and range from interrogations of architectural travel and notions of belonging and nationhood to challenging established geopolitical hierarchies.

Housing Culture and Design

If one can consider the nomadic container equivalent to a granary among
sedentary populations, as I believe one can, then contained ... Her travel away
from home, other than when the entire community is on the move, is often
associated with the collection of ... (1982, 118–19) In the Cabra nomadic
architecture, therefore, it is the whole of a woman's personality that is involved in
the creation of dwelling.

Author: Setha M. Low

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 418

View: 667

This book originates in two symposia held during 1985 at the annual meetings of the Society for Applied Anthropology and the Environmental Design Research Association.

Detail

Although architecture speaks of permanence and settlement , the bulk of human
history is a nomadic one . Human ... Alternatively , one can literally " move house
" by picking up the entire structure and carrying it to a new location . Among the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

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Textile Architecture

4 Today , the tents of nomads still provide an impression of the origins of human
housing and its development . ... be constantly on the move due to their way of
life , always searching for pasture for their herds , nomads ' tents are simple to put
 ...

Author: Sylvie Krüger

Publisher: Jovis Verlag

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

View: 667

Textiles are among the materials with the most promising future in architecture. Even though they are frequently reduced to mere decorations in an everyday context, their enormous versatility coupled with their inherent sensual quality gives textiles tremendous architectural potential. This book provides an overview of textile architecture.

African Nomadic Architecture

builders let the felicities of women's design come Tubu , Mahria , and Somali
women : here , as she says , through them , realizing their cities not as " frozen
houses move frequently , camels provide transport , music ” but as patterned
textiles ...

Author: Labelle Prussin

Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Press

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 245

View: 476

"Handsomely illustrated with many color photographs, this book . . . offers a massive amount of data on the technologies, styles and designs, as well as the symbolic and ritual meanings, of women's tent and related architecture in (various African) cultures".--WOMEN'S REVIEW OF BOOKS. 24 color, 66 bandw photos. 148 line drawings.

Proceedings of the ACSA Annual Meeting

Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture ... The end of World War II
brought with it a housing shortage and a need to develop a flexible approach to
industrialized ... With its aerodynamic appearance , the Airstream ' s sleek silver
body was designed to move through the air like a bullet ... These films take on a
nostalgic yet realistic portrait of the nomad who lives in places for brief moments
of time ...

Author: Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page:

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The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Homes Through World History The Renaissance to the Industrial Revolution 1201 1750

Author: James Steele

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 9780313337901

Category: Architecture, Domestic

Page: 24

View: 960

Time, technology, and culture influence the homes of people throughout the world, from the simplest prehistoric dwellings to the architecturally complex single dwellings and skyscrapers of today. These volumes cover ancient times to the late Middle Ages, the Renaissance to the Industrial Revolution, and the Post-Industrial Revolution to the Present.

On the Move

Being farmers, their search was always for land upon which to build their homes,
churches and schools. They maintained ... they left, by repeating architectural
styles, and by maintaining their traditional social organization (Janzen 1977:136).

Author: Marilyn Preheim Rose

Publisher: Ams PressInc

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 778


Architecture Design

Most homes in the undulating countryside have two levels topped by a flat roof
insulated with compact layers of impervious , loamy clay . ... The shelters that the
nomadic Gujjars fashion out of nearly nothing except logs and available soil may
appear quite rugged but the ... wide world , which is free from the polity of the day
and narrow regional loyalties it is the commune of mountain Gujjars on the move
.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Architectural design

Page:

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Descriptive Economics

All nomadic cookery , however , is crude . It is extremely ... As to shelter , nomads
rarely want a permanent structure for habitation the year round . In tropical ...
Game or pasture is liable to fail at any time , and he must move on . ... The state of
house architecture among a people is a fair criterion of their economic condition .

Author: Louis Lafayette Williams

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Economics

Page: 248

View: 671


Descriptive Economics

All nomadic cookery , however , is crude . ... Game or pasture is liable to fail at
any time , and he must move on . Sometimes , as among ... The state of house
architecture among a people is a fair criterion of their economic condition . We
would ...

Author: Myron T. Bly

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Economics

Page: 248

View: 723


American Architect and Architecture

... be an architect who belonging to a race forgot this truth . of nomadic hunters If
M. Garnier had armed with flintwished to ... must it be dwelling - house ; said ? a
movehow the Arab ment of comtent was transpassion mingles formed , little with
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page:

View: 544


The American Architect and Building News

... be an architect who belonging to a race forgot this truth . of nomadic hunters If
M. Garnier had armed with fintwished to ... must it be dwelling - house ; said ? a
movehow the Arab ment of comtent was transpassion mingles formed , little with
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page:

View: 152


House Garden

WHY THE SECOND HOUSE ? continued from page 23 GEORGIA The good life
at Sea Island . ... Half of these people didn ' t know how to cure the problems , so
they were planning to move , and the other half would seek some other ... The
idea of a fixed “ home ” was invented , along with architecture and farming , a
mere ten thousand years ago . But this ... We are breeding a new race of nomads
, and few suspect quite how massive , widespread , and significant their
migrations are .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Architecture, Domestic

Page:

View: 790


Architectural Digest

... shares the ly associates with the fugitive ambitions would be less on the move .
Among othclimate but not of nomads . At any one time he seems er things , the
desire to buy and furnish to have had at least half a dozen resi - lovely houses is
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page:

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Critical Interventions

For the Tuareg nomads in Mali , women tan skins and quilt them into a leather
vellum for tents . ... in marriage are dismantled and reassembled into palanquins
that shelter the women when on the move while the men folk sit , watch , and
critique . ... into a daughter's newly created interior space , which endows the
nomadic architecture with its historic and tectonic - quality . ... Fuller offered it as a
prototype for housing in the developing world , ” but , in retrospect , its underlying
structural ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Art, African

Page:

View: 530


The Architect as Enabler of User House Planning and Design

Architects cated housing would have had disastrous social and economic have
no such methods . They can only use ... The secret of successful insible – that he
should move inland into a different type of teractions with users may be not to
indulge in conscious " inhouse ? teracting ” . ... Attempts to better traditional
nomad housing in Cen - the users of buildings . tral Asia have been notorious
failures .

Author: International Union of Architects

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 104

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