Narrative Architecture explores the postmodern concept of narrative architecture from four perspectives: thinking, imagining, educating, and designing, to give you an original view on our postmodern era and architectural culture. Authors Sylvain De Bleeckere and Sebastiaan Gerards outline the ideas of thinkers, such as Edmund Husserl, Paul Ricoeur, Emmanuel Levinas, and Peter Sloterdijk, and explore important work of famous architects, such as Daniel Libeskind and Frank Gehry, as well as rather underestimated architects like Günter Behnisch and Sep Ruf. With more than 100 black and white images this book will help you to adopt the design method in your own work.
Setting The Scene. 1. Thinking. 1.1. The Narrative of Architecture. 1.2. Phenomenology and the Crisis of European Sciences. 1.3. The Phenomenon. 1.4. In the School of Time. 2. Imagining. 2.1. In the Beginning There Was Imagination, But In the End it Was Lost. 2.2. Reimagining Imagination. 2.3. The Heart of Storytelling. 2.4. Metaphor’s Story. 2.5. The Designer’s Dionysian Imagination. 2.6. Moral Imagination. 2.7. A Personal Way of Life. 3. Educating. 3.1. The Narrative of Education. 3.2. Architecture as Educator. 3.3. Educating the Architect. 3.4. Reconnecting with Life in the Design Studio. 3.5. The Ultimate Question. 4. Designing. 4.1. Scope. 4.2. Skills and Methods. Open-Ended Stories. Index.