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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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: 171

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

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: 160

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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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: 155

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.
Categories: Architecture

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: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 1405180633

Category: Architecture

Page: 288

View: 447

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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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

View: 619

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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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

Page:

View: 845

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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Theorie der Architektur

Theorie der Architektur

Die ,,Theorie der Architektur" bringt als Forschungsfeld so vielfältige Disziplinen wie Anthropologie, Architektur- und Kunstgeschichte, Architektur- und Kunsttheorie, Linguistik, Philologie, Philosophie, Psychologie, Soziologie und ...

Author: Sebastian Feldhusen

Publisher: Birkhaüser

ISBN: 3035614512

Category: Architecture

Page: 445

View: 498

Die "Theorie der Architektur bringt als Forschungsfeld so vielfältige Disziplinen wie Anthropologie, Architektur- und Kunstgeschichte, Architektur- und Kunsttheorie, Linguistik, Philologie, Philosophie, Psychologie, Soziologie und Urbanistik in ein Gespräch über Architektur zusammen. 24 Autoren präsentieren zeitgenössische Positionen zur Theorie der Architektur, die in drei Kapiteln nach ihren verschiedenen Untersuchungsgegenstände geordnet sind: Begriffe, Diskurse, Ideen Dinge, Räume, Bauten Praktiken, Erfahrungen, Aneignungen Das Buch erscheint zu Ehren des Architekturtheoretikers Eduard Führ. Die Autoren: Böhringer, de Bruyn, Dreyer, Feldhusen, Friesen, Führ, Gleiter, Günter, Hahn, Harries, Hasse, Janson, Lampugnani, Leatherbarrow, Miller, Moravánszky, Neumeyer, Oechslin, Pérez-Gómez, Poerschke, Sieverts, Staub, Wagner, Waldenfels
Categories: Architecture

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:

ISBN: UCSD:31822026015032

Category: Architecture

Page: 282

View: 586

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.
Categories: Architecture

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: Art

Page: 306

View: 142

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.
Categories: Art

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: 965

"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

Architrave I

Architrave I

Author: Wayne T. Fukuda

Publisher:

ISBN: LCCN:81067567

Category: Architecture

Page: 160

View: 835

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Architecture Liberty and Civic Order

Architecture  Liberty and Civic Order

This book brings to light central topics that are neglected in current histories and theories of architecture and urbanism.

Author: Carroll William Westfall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317178996

Category: Architecture

Page: 220

View: 327

This book brings to light central topics that are neglected in current histories and theories of architecture and urbanism. These include the role of imitation in earlier centuries and its potential role in present practice; the necessary relationship between architecture, urbanism and the rural districts; and their counterpart in the civil order that builds and uses what is built. The narrative traces two models for the practice of architecture. One follows the ancient model in which the architect renders his service to serve the interests of others; it survives and is dominant in modernism. The other, first formulated in the fifteenth century by Leon Battista Alberti, has the architect use his talent in coordination with others to contribute to the common good of a republican civil order that seeks to protect its own liberty and that of its citizens. Palladio practiced this way, and so did Thomas Jefferson when he founded a uniquely American architecture, the counterpart to the nation’s founding. This narrative gives particular emphasis to the contrasting developments in architecture on the opposite sides of the English Channel. The book presents the value for clients and architects today and in the future of drawing on history and tradition. It stresses the importance, indeed, the urgency, of restoring traditional practices so that we can build just, beautiful, and sustainable cities and rural districts that will once again assist citizens in living not only abundantly but also well as they pursue their happiness.
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Modern Architectural Theory

Modern Architectural Theory

Examines architectural discourse within its social and political context.

Author: Harry Francis Mallgrave

Publisher:

ISBN: 0521793068

Category: Architecture

Page: 503

View: 832

Examines architectural discourse within its social and political context. Explores the philosophical and conceptual evolution of its ideas, discusses the relation of theory to the practice of building, and considers the words of the architects themselves as they shaped Western architecture.
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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

View: 674

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.
Categories: Architecture