We are very proud to announce the publication of Forming and Centering, Ken Moffett’s long awaited investigation of architectural premises that grew out of his thoughtful approach to design and resulting in many years of award winning projects as a practicing architect and our treasured Director of Design. Congratulations Ken!
Nearly every work of architecture can be characterized by specific approaches to forming and centering. An awareness of these “underpinnings” would facilitate a more informed approach to architectural design problems, as well as a deeper understanding of the central issues (and flaws) embodied by completed works of architecture. But the addressing of such topics has generally remained multifarious and diverse: more in the nature of a collection of independent issues than an overarching analytical argument.
In Forming and Centering, Kenneth M. Moffett takes a fresh look at such issues, assembling and recasting them into a fully integrated narrative, based on two foundational and complementary aspects of architectural design: those that give shape and those that give focus.
Moffett uses an equally weighted interplay of discussion and diagram to bring the subject to life, with more than 450 illustrations throughout the volume. Many examples and case studies support the author’s argument and bring new insights into well-known works.
Ken’s new book can be purchased online through Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/Forming-Centering-Foundational-Aspects-Architectural-ebook/dp/B01NAHYP16/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1492549255&sr=8-1&keywords=forming+and+centering and through other online retailers.
To read the first two chapters for free online, visit http://b2l.bz/DRcg9O