History of Architectural Theory

History of Architectural Theory

As the first comprehensive encyclopedic survey of Western architectural theory from Vitruvius to the present, this book is an essential resource for architects, students, teachers, historians, and theorists.

Author: Hanno-Walter Kruft

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 1568980108

Category: Architecture

Page: 706

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As the first comprehensive encyclopedic survey of Western architectural theory from Vitruvius to the present, this book is an essential resource for architects, students, teachers, historians, and theorists. Using only original sources, Kruft has undertaken the monumental task of researching, organizing, and analyzing the significant statements put forth by architectural theorists over the last two thousand years. The result is a text that is authoritative and complete, easy to read without being reductive.
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A History of Architectural Theory

A History of Architectural Theory

As the first comprehensive encyclopedic survey of Western architectural theory from Vitruvius to the present, this book is an essential resource for architects, students, teachers, historians, and theorists.

Author: Hanno-Walter Kruft

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 1568980019

Category: Architecture

Page: 706

View: 129

As the first comprehensive encyclopedic survey of Western architectural theory from Vitruvius to the present, this book is an essential resource for architects, students, teachers, historians, and theorists. Using only original sources, Kruft has undertaken the monumental task of researching, organizing, and analyzing the significant statements put forth by architectural theorists over the last two thousand years. The result is a text that is authoritative and complete, easy to read without being reductive.
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Architectural Theory

Architectural Theory

This book charls the fascinating history of architectural theory from the Renaissance to the present day.

Author: Bernd Evers

Publisher: Taschen

ISBN: 382281699X

Category: Architecture

Page: 845

View: 842

This book charls the fascinating history of architectural theory from the Renaissance to the present day. Addressing its subject country by country and featuring over 850 illustrations, it offers a chronological overview of the most important architects and architectural theoreticians from Alberti to Koolhaas. Book jacket.
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Exam Prep for  A History of Architectural Theory  From

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Modern Architectural Theory

Modern Architectural Theory

Modern Architectural Theory is the first book to provide a comprehensive survey of architectural theory, primarily in Europe and the United States, during three centuries of development.

Author: Harry Francis Mallgrave

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139443402

Category: Architecture

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Modern Architectural Theory is the first book to provide a comprehensive survey of architectural theory, primarily in Europe and the United States, during three centuries of development. In this synthetic overview, Harry Mallgrave examines architectural discourse within its social and political context. He explores the philosophical and conceptual evolution of its ideas, discusses the relation of theory to the practice of building, and, most importantly, considers the words of the architects themselves, as they contentiously shaped Western architecture. He also examines the compelling currents of French rationalist and British empiricist thought, radical reformation of the theory during the Enlightenment, the intellectual ambitions and historicist debates of the nineteenth century, and the distinctive varieties of modern theory in the twentieth century up to the profound social upheaval of the 1960s. Modern Architectural Theory challenges many assumptions about architectural modernism and uncovers many new dimensions of the debates about modernism.
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Architectural Theory Le Corbusier s Legacy

Architectural Theory  Le Corbusier s Legacy

The two volumes of Architectural Theory bring together the fundamental elements of architecture and present them in a new and accessible format.

Author: David Smith Capon

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 0471985899

Category: Architecture

Page: 456

View: 526

The two volumes of Architectural Theory bring together the fundamental elements of architecture and present them in a new and accessible format. The books define the areas of knowledge necessary for successful design and criticism and, for the first time in the history of architectural literature, integrate all the concepts to form a balanced and comprehensive whole. Volume One, A History of the Categories in Architecture and Philosophy, establishes the framework of architectural theory. The author presents a systematic analysis of what constitutes 'good' architecture in the West, tracing the history of architectural theory through the metaphysics of ancient Greece, the doctrines of early and medieval Christianity, up to the concepts and 'categories' of modern philosophy. The twentieth century has seen more building and more analysis of building than any other. Volume Two, Principles of Twentieth-century Architectural Theory Arranged by Category, focuses on the recent fragmentation of architectural theory into distinct doctrines. Formalism, minimalism, mannerism, functionalism, rationalism, brutalism, positivism, romanticism, expressionism, classicism, constructivism, organicism, modernism, futurism, radicalism, deconstructivisim, historicism, post-modernism - each movement has influenced the shape of architectural thinking over the last century. Principles of Twentieth-century Architectural Theory Arranged by Category analyses each in turn and places each in context. The volumes are liberally illustrated with representative buildings of the period and include a glossary of terms, a thesaurus, an annotated guide to further reading as well as diagrammatic links connecting themes across both volumes. The two volumes, whether studied together or individually, will prove invaluable to students of architecture and related disciplines.
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Sources of Architectural Form

Sources of Architectural Form

Provides a critical history of Western architecture theory from the ancient world to the present day.

Author: Mark Gelernter

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719041295

Category: Architecture

Page: 306

View: 576

Provides a critical history of Western architecture theory from the ancient world to the present day. It looks at how the architect generates architectural form in order to explain a number of issues, including the origins of style, the persistence of tradition and the role of genius.
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Architecture in the Age of Printing

Architecture in the Age of Printing

In this book Mario Carpo discusses the communications media used by Western architects, from classical antiquity to modern classicism, showing how each medium related to specific forms of architectural thinking.".

Author: 724

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262032880

Category: Architecture

Page: 246

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In this book Mario Carpo discusses the communications media used by Western architects, from classical antiquity to modern classicism, showing how each medium related to specific forms of architectural thinking.".
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The SAGE Handbook of Architectural Theory

The SAGE Handbook of Architectural Theory

This handbook provides a lucid and comprehensive introduction to this challenging and shifting terrain, and will be of great interest to students, academics and practitioners alike.

Author: C. Greig Crysler

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473971165

Category: Political Science

Page: 776

View: 785

"Offers an intense scholarly experience in its comprehensiveness, its variety of voices and its formal organization... the editors took a risk, experimented and have delivered a much-needed resource that upends the status-quo." - Architectural Histories, journal of the European Architectural History Network "Architectural theory interweaves interdisciplinary understandings with different practices, intentions and ways of knowing. This handbook provides a lucid and comprehensive introduction to this challenging and shifting terrain, and will be of great interest to students, academics and practitioners alike." - Professor Iain Borden, UCL Bartlett School of Architecture "In this collection, architectural theory expands outward to interact with adjacent discourses such as sustainability, conservation, spatial practices, virtual technologies, and more. We have in The Handbook of Architectural Theory an example of the extreme generosity of architectural theory. It is a volume that designers and scholars of many stripes will welcome." - K. Michael Hays, Eliot Noyes Professor of Architectural Theory, Harvard University The SAGE Handbook of Architectural Theory documents and builds upon the most innovative developments in architectural theory over the last two decades. Bringing into dialogue a range of geographically, institutionally and historically competing positions, it examines and explores parallel debates in related fields. The book is divided into eight sections: Power/Difference/Embodiment Aesthetics/Pleasure/Excess Nation/World/Spectacle History/Memory/Tradition Design/Production/Practice Science/Technology/Virtuality Nature/Ecology/Sustainability City/Metropolis/Territory. Creating openings for future lines of inquiry and establishing the basis for new directions for education, research and practice, the book is organized around specific case studies to provide a critical, interpretive and speculative enquiry into the relevant debates in architectural theory.
Categories: Political Science

The Figure of Knowledge

The Figure of Knowledge

The contributions in this volume focus on institutional, geographical, rhetorical, and other conditioning factors. They thus screen the unspoken rules of engagement that postwar architectural theory ascribed to.

Author: Sebastiaan Loosen

Publisher: Leuven University Press

ISBN: 9789462702240

Category: Architecture

Page: 321

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It is a major challenge to write the history of post-WWII architectural theory without boiling it down to a few defining paradigms. An impressive anthologising effort during the 1990s charted architectural theory mostly via the various theoretical frameworks employed, such as critical theory, critical regionalism, deconstructivism, and pragmatism. Yet the intellectual contours of what constitutes architectural theory have been constantly in flux. It is therefore paramount to ask what kind of knowledge has become important in the recent history of architectural theory and how the resulting figure of knowledge sets the conditions for the actual arguments made. The contributions in this volume focus on institutional, geographical, rhetorical, and other conditioning factors. They thus screen the unspoken rules of engagement that postwar architectural theory ascribed to.
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Architecture History Theory and Preservation

Architecture History  Theory and Preservation

Complete with 170 full color images, this volume presents architectural and urban examples, from Prehistory to the Middle Ages, chronologically and thematically examining contextual issues that provide each period with distinctive ...

Author: Arleen Pabón-Charneco

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429805790

Category: Architecture

Page: 382

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Architecture History, Theory and Preservation critically explores the historic development, theoretical underpinnings and conservation practices of architecture. Complete with 170 full color images, this volume presents architectural and urban examples, from Prehistory to the Middle Ages, chronologically and thematically examining contextual issues that provide each period with distinctive expressions. The special features, structural systems, materials and construction technologies are analyzed, as well as how the international community deals with the task of interpreting and preserving certain historic properties. This publication provides professors and students of architecture, art history, historic preservation and related fields with an integrated view of architecture using historical, theoretical and conservation perspectives. As an architect, architectural historian and preservationist herself, Dr Pabón-Charneco weaves a field of relationships regarding each building, creating a silent yet empowering bridge between past and present.
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An Introduction to Architectural Theory

An Introduction to Architectural Theory

The text surveys the intellectual history of architecture since 1968, including criticisms of high modernism, the rise of postmodern and poststructural theory, critical regionalism and tectonics, and the significant changes that ...

Author: Harry Francis Mallgrave

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444395983

Category: Architecture

Page: 288

View: 700

A sharp and lively text that covers issues in depth but not to the point that they become inaccessible to beginning students, An Introduction to Architectural Theory is the first narrative history of this period, charting the veritable revolution in architectural thinking that has taken place, as well as the implications of this intellectual upheaval. The first comprehensive and critical history of architectural theory over the last fifty years surveys the intellectual history of architecture since 1968, including criticisms of high modernism, the rise of postmodern and poststructural theory, critical regionalism and tectonics Offers a comprehensive overview of the significant changes that architectural thinking has undergone in the past fifteen years Includes an analysis of where architecture stands and where it will likely move in the coming years
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Architectural Theory The Vitruvian Fallacy

Architectural Theory  The Vitruvian Fallacy

The two volumes of Architectural Theory bring together the fundamental elements of architecture and present them in a new and accessible format.

Author: David Smith Capon

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 0471985880

Category: Architecture

Page: 282

View: 176

The two volumes of Architectural Theory bring together the fundamental elements of architecture and present them in a new and accessible format. The books define the areas of knowledge necessary for successful design and criticism and, for the first time in the history of architectural literature, integrate all the concepts to form a balanced and comprehensive whole. Volume One, A History of the Categories in Architecture and Philosophy, establishes the framework of architectural theory. The author presents a systematic analysis of what constitutes 'good' architecture in the West, tracing the history of architectural theory through the metaphysics of ancient Greece, the doctrines of early and medieval Christianity, up to the concepts and 'categories' of modern philosophy. The twentieth century has seen more building and more analysis of building than any other. Volume Two, Principles of Twentieth-century Architectural Theory Arranged by Category, focuses on the recent fragmentation of architectural theory into distinct doctrines. Formalism, minimalism, mannerism, functionalism, rationalism, brutalism, positivism, romanticism, expressionism, classicism, constructivism, organicism, modernism, futurism, radicalism, deconstructivism, historicism, post-modernism - each movement has influenced the shape of architectural thinking over the last century. Principles of Twentieth-century Architectural Theory Arranged by Category analyses each in turn and places each in context. The volumes are liberally illustrated with representative buildings of the period and include a glossary of terms, a thesaurus, an annotated guide to further reading as well as diagrammatic links connecting themes across both volumes. The two volumes, whether studied together or individually, will prove invaluable to students of architecture and related disciplines.
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Theorizing a New Agenda for Architecture

Theorizing a New Agenda for Architecture

Theorizing a New Agenda for Architecture: An Anthology of ArchitecturalTheory collects in a single volume the most significant essays on architectural theory of the last thirty years.

Author: Kate Nesbitt

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 156898054X

Category: Architecture

Page: 606

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Theorizing a New Agenda for Architecture: An Anthology of ArchitecturalTheory collects in a single volume the most significant essays on architectural theory of the last thirty years. A dynamic period of reexamination of the discipline, the postmodern eraproduced widely divergent and radical viewpoints on issues of making, meaning, history, and the city. Among the paradigms presented arearchitectural postmodernism, phenomenology, semiotics, poststructuralism, deconstruction, and feminism. By gathering these influential articles from a vast array of books and journals into a comprehensive anthology, Kate Nesbitt has created a resource of great value. Indispensable to professors and students of architecture and architectural theory, Theorizing a New Agenda also serves practitioners and the general public, as Nesbitt provides an overview, a thematic structure, and a critical introduction to each essay. The list of authors in Theorizing a New Agenda reads like a "Who's Who" of contemporary architectural thought: Tadao Ando, Giulio Carlo Argan, Alan Colquhoun, Jacques Derrida, Peter Eisenman, Marco Frascari, Kenneth Frampton, Diane Ghirardo, Vittorio Gregotti, Karsten Harries, Rem Koolhaas, Christian Norberg-Schulz, Aldo Rossi, Colin Rowe, Thomas Schumacher, Ignasi de Sol-Morales Rubi, Bernard Tschumi, Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, and Anthony Vidler. A bibliography and notes on all the contributors are also included.
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Architectural Theory

Architectural Theory

This collection offers a comprehensive selection of journal articles and book chapters that provide readers with an historical overview of Architectural Theory, collating the canonical writings on the subject in one essential reference work ...

Author: Harry Francis Mallgrave

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415816688

Category: Architecture

Page: 1600

View: 939

This collection offers a comprehensive selection of journal articles and book chapters that provide readers with an historical overview of Architectural Theory, collating the canonical writings on the subject in one essential reference work. With each section beginning with an editorial introduction by the Editor explaining the context and choice of contents, this set is organised chronologically for ease of use. Each section will consider the key theories predominant in the time period with a broad range of representative published sources included. International in scope and reflecting various approaches in the best scholarship running up to the beginning of the 21st Century, this will be of major assistance for students of architecture quickly locating the best information.
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Monsters of Architecture

Monsters of Architecture

Topics considered include The Knight's Tale, the Florentine Renaissance and the nobility of later medieval England.

Author: Marco Frascari

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0847676587

Category: History

Page: 140

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A collection of articles from the publication Medievalia et Humanistica which devotes itself specifically to medieval and Renaissance culture. Topics considered include The Knight's Tale, the Florentine Renaissance and the nobility of later medieval England.
Categories: History

Introducing Architectural Theory

Introducing Architectural Theory

This is the most accessible architectural theory book that exists.

Author: Korydon Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136190308

Category: Architecture

Page: 428

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This is the most accessible architectural theory book that exists. Korydon Smith presents each common architectural subject – such as tectonics, use, and site – as though it were a conversation across history between theorists by providing you with the original text, a reflective text, and a philosophical text. He also introduces each chapter by highlighting key ideas and asking you a set of reflective questions so that you can hone your own theory, which is essential to both your success in the studio and your adaptability in the profession. These primary source texts, which are central to your understanding of the discipline, were written by such architects as Le Corbusier, Robert Venturi, and Adrian Forty. The appendices also have guides to aid your reading comprehension; to help you write descriptively, analytically, and disputationally; and to show you citation styles and how to do library-based research. More than any other architectural theory book about the great thinkers, Introducing Architectural Theory teaches you to think as well.
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History of Modern Architecture

History of Modern Architecture

The format of this work is richly handsome: the two-volume set contains well over1000 high-quality illustrations. This volume is concerned with the modern movement proper, from 1914to 1966.

Author: Leonardo Benevolo

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262520451

Category: Architecture

Page: 868

View: 635

The format of this work is richly handsome: the two-volume set contains well over1000 high-quality illustrations. This volume is concerned with the modern movement proper, from 1914to 1966.
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The Architectural Theory of Viollet le Duc

The Architectural Theory of Viollet le Duc

These readings carefully selected form the entire range of Viollet-le-Duc's work make available the historical insights and practical principles of one of the most imaginative and inspiring architectural theorists of the modern era.

Author: Eugène Emanuel Viollet-LeDuc

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262720132

Category: Architecture

Page: 290

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These readings carefully selected form the entire range of Viollet-le-Duc's work make available the historical insights and practical principles of one of the most imaginative and inspiring architectural theorists of the modern era. M.F. Hearn has culled from Viollet-le Duc's books on architecture the passages in which his major ideas about the theory of architecture are most cogently expressed.
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