The Making of Design Principles By Kyna Leski with essays by Silvia Acosta, Lynnette Widder, David Gersten, Stuart Blazer and Nader Tehrani
Beginnings, new beginnings, the beginner's mind are vital to an architect at any stage at the outset of a project; the foundation for why one does this over that...a basis for decisions throughout the creative process. The Making of Design Principles is grounded in the premise that a work of architecture is the science of the unique and unrepeatable-that design principles are developed out of the content, conditions, and forces of each project's situation. The problem set and work from Design Principles, the first semester design studio at RISD is presented through rich black and white images. Included are texts by Silvia Acosta, Kyna Leski, David Gersten and Stuart Blazer which delve into the connections of language and material, syntax and tectonics.
Forward: Lynnette Widder Postscript: Nader Tehrani Publisher: The Rhode Island School of Design Architectural Series 2007 206 pages, 186 black and white images
Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.5 x .625 inches
Book Designed by Nicholas Croft About the Authors: Kyna Leski, Professor of Architecture, RISD Silvia Acosta, Professor of Architecture, RISD Lynnette Widder, Associate Professor, RISD David Gersten, Faculty The Cooper Union, Adjunct Faculty, Graduate Studies, RISD Stuart Blazer, Poet Nader Tehrani, Principal Office dA, Faculty MIT