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Information In Environmental Architecture: Ecological Network Analysis And New Indices Of Building Performance, Hwang Yi Jan 2016

Information In Environmental Architecture: Ecological Network Analysis And New Indices Of Building Performance, Hwang Yi

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

This dissertation suggests a new framework and indices of building performance evaluation based on an eco-systemic approach. The energy-efficient building construction and operation are important to achieve sustainability. Nevertheless, efficiency does not fully account for the building’s complex environmental phenomena in which nature, art, and human living are inseparably involved. In particular, increasing efficiency cannot clearly associate the robustness and stability of the building’s internal energetic organization (and trade-offs between energy efficiency and material use) with building form and occupant behavior. The purpose of this study is to argue that environmental information content is a substantial source to ...


Bombing, Tagging, Writing: An Analysis Of The Significance Of Graffiti And Street Art, Lindsay Bates Jan 2014

Bombing, Tagging, Writing: An Analysis Of The Significance Of Graffiti And Street Art, Lindsay Bates

Theses (Historic Preservation)

A first look upon a well-contrived piece of graffiti or street art may inspire feelings of surprise, delight, and amusement, but the connection between graffiti and cultural heritage might be more difficult to perceive. Conventionally, graffiti was synonymous with vandalism, associated with a subculture that needed to be extinguished immediately. However, with the works of such artists as Basquiat, Keith Haring, Banksy, Steve Powers, and the like, graffiti began to be recognized as something more than crime – something with far more value, something that could reach beyond the walls of a gallery. Indeed, this subculture has since proliferated exponentially, and ...


Architectures Of The Text: An Inquiry Into The Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, David Mcknight, William Keller, Eric Pumroy, John Dixon Hunt, Lynne Farrington, Victoria Kirkham, Ann Moyer, Ian White, Chris Nygren, Larry Silver, Raffaella Fabiani Giannetto, David Leatherbarrow Feb 2012

Architectures Of The Text: An Inquiry Into The Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, David Mcknight, William Keller, Eric Pumroy, John Dixon Hunt, Lynne Farrington, Victoria Kirkham, Ann Moyer, Ian White, Chris Nygren, Larry Silver, Raffaella Fabiani Giannetto, David Leatherbarrow

Public Programs, Exhibition Lectures, and Symposia

Architectures of the Text: An Inquiry Into the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili A symposium to celebrate the acquisition of the second edition of the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili (1545) by the University of Pennsylvania Libraries. Website

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In April 2011, the University of Pennsylvania Libraries acquired a copy of the uncommon second edition of Francesco Colonna’s Hypnerotomachia Poliphili (Venice 1545). Since the appearance of the first edition in 1499, the ...


Nancy As A Center Of Art Nouveau Architecture, 1895-1914, Peter Clericuzio Dec 2011

Nancy As A Center Of Art Nouveau Architecture, 1895-1914, Peter Clericuzio

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

The small city of Nancy, France, is arguably the center where Art Nouveau architecture had the most lasting impact. Nancy’s Art Nouveau was a divergent form of modernity that was defined by regionalism and a distinct sense of place, which its proponents championed as the key elements of an authentic architecture, allowing Nancy to challenge Paris as the dominant French artistic center in the two decades before World War I.

Most of Nancy’s architects were graduates of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and grounded in the language of classicism and its associated professional standards. Much of Nancy ...