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Philosophy and architecture

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Published by Rodopi in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Ga .
Written in English


  • Architecture -- Philosophy.,
  • Architecture -- Aesthetics.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Michael H. Mitias.
SeriesValue inquiry book series -- v. 19
ContributionsMitias, Michael H.
LC ClassificationsNA2500 .P45 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 264 p. :
Number of Pages264
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19981946M
ISBN 109051837666

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1. Introduction Architecture as Relatively Neglected by Philosophy. Over the course of Western philosophy, including the history of aesthetics, architecture has largely failed to attract sustained, detailed attention—particularly as compared with other artforms. Philosophy has certainly influenced architecture in many ways — and there are even more ways to look philosophically at architecture. In relation to ethics, we concluded that a normative theory that could account for the diverse nature of the discipline of architecture is still difficult to by: 6. Architecture has deep wells of research, thought, and theory that are unseen on the surface of a structure. For practitioners, citizens interested, and students alike, books on architecture offer. Book Description. This handbook provides readers with a well-illustrated and readable comparative guide to proportion systems in architecture, setting out the mathematical principles that underlie the main systems and illustrating these with examples of their use in historical and modern buildings.

  The main body of the text traces the interplay of abstraction and empathy through the history of science, philosophy and architecture from the early Greeks through to the two early twentieth-century architects who made proportion the focus of their work: Le Corbusier and Van der by: The book offers a fresh take on the concept of abstractions, and nicely complements principles like simplicity, KISS (Keep it Simple, Stupid) and YAGNI (You Ain't Gonna Need It). The book does leave a glaring gap on testing and how testability and good architecture go hand in hand. Padovan creates a lucid journey through history tying art, philosophy and science together through the theme of proportion. There's a great explanation on the principles of the golden section, although it does not dig too deeply beyond the basic concepts. Also nice are the sections on Aristotle and Plato, delving into the religion behind numbers/5. 1. Architecture In Ancient and Early Modern Thought. Just as the history of philosophical aesthetics subsequent to Plato and Aristotle and prior to Baumgarten represents a relatively thin canon, a similar judgment applies to philosophical explorations of the nature and fundamental concepts of architecture.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xii, pages: illustrations ; 22 cm. Contents: The aesthetics of architecture and the politics of space / Francis Sparshott --Architecture and the aesthetics of continuity / Arnold Berleant --Is architecture art?/ Stephen Davies --Architecture, expression, and the understanding of a culture / B.R. Tilghman --Architectural. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Philosophy and architecture. London: Academy Editions ; New York: St. Martin's Press, (OCoLC) The book Postmodern Sophistications: Philosophy, Architecture, and Tradition, David Kolb is published by University of Chicago Press. The alternative theory (i.e., that a philosophy of architecture is unique and can therefore be evolved only by specific reference to the art of building) will be dealt with below with reference to the traditional triad usually cited in the formula coined, by the English theorist Sir Henry Wotton, in his book The Elements of Architecture, namely.