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.

History of Architectural Theory

Author: Hanno-Walter Kruft

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568980102

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.

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.

A History of Architectural Theory

Author: Hanno-Walter Kruft

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568980010

Page: 706

View: 384

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.

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 ...

An Introduction to Architectural Theory

Author: Harry Francis Mallgrave

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 144439598X

Page: 288

View: 570

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

Architectural Theory

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

Architectural Theory

Author: Bernd Evers

Publisher: Taschen

ISBN: 9783822816998

Page: 845

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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.

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.

Architectural Theory  Le Corbusier s Legacy

Author: David Smith Capon

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471985891

Page: 456

View: 104

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.

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.

Modern Architectural Theory

Author: Harry Francis Mallgrave

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139443401

Page:

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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.

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 ...

Theorie der Architektur

Author: Sebastian Feldhusen

Publisher: Birkhaüser

ISBN: 9783035614510

Page: 445

View: 634

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

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.

Architectural Theory  The Vitruvian Fallacy

Author: David Smith Capon

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 282

View: 180

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.

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 ...

An Introduction to Architectural Theory

Author: Harry Francis Mallgrave

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405180634

Page: 288

View: 780

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

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.

The SAGE Handbook of Architectural Theory

Author: C. Greig Crysler

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473971160

Page: 776

View: 371

"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.

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.".

Architecture in the Age of Printing

Author: 724

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262032889

Page: 246

View: 385

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.".

Theories and Practices of Architectural Representation

These historical shifts caused profound disruptions to established patterns, and in general the shift currently underway is no different. This book considers essential questions including: How does architecture become known?

Theories and Practices of Architectural Representation

Author: Mike Christenson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781138055889

Page: 188

View: 694

Theories and Practices of Architectural Representationfocuses on the study of architectural knowledge approached through the lens of representation: the making of things-about-buildings. Architectural knowledge systems continue to shift away from traditional means, such as books and photographs, into modes dominated by digital technologies. This shift parallels earlier ones developed by craftspeople into the knowledge of painters and writers, or shifts from manually produced knowledge into the mode of photography and film. These historical shifts caused profound disruptions to established patterns, and in general the shift currently underway is no different. This book considers essential questions including: How does architecture become known? How is knowledge about architecture produced, structured, disseminated, and consumed? How in particular do historical patterns of knowledge production persist within contemporary culture and society? How are these patterns affected by changes in technology, and how does technology create new opportunities? These questions are examined through five chapters dealing with exemplary buildings and representational methods selected from worldwide locations including the United States, Japan, and Italy. Theories and Practices of Architectural Representationproposes that historical theories and practices of architectural representation remain distinct, robust, and uniquely viable within the context of rapidly changing technologies. It is an essential read for students of architectural theory of representation. tterns affected by changes in technology, and how does technology create new opportunities? These questions are examined through five chapters dealing with exemplary buildings and representational methods selected from worldwide locations including the United States, Japan, and Italy. Theories and Practices of Architectural Representationproposes that historical theories and practices of architectural representation remain distinct, robust, and uniquely viable within the context of rapidly changing technologies. It is an essential read for students of architectural theory of representation.

Assembling the Architect

Essential reading for professional practice courses as a contextual and historical companion to the Handbook, Assembling the Architect provides a critical perspective of the profession that is fundamental to understanding current ...

Assembling the Architect

Author: George Barnett Johnston

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350126845

Page: 320

View: 186

Assembling the Architect explores the origins and history of architectural practice. It unravels the competing interests that historically have structured the field and cultivates a deeper understanding of the contemporary profession. Focusing on the period 1870 to 1920 when the foundations were being laid for the U.S. architectural profession that we recognize today, this study traces the formation and standardization of the fundamental relationships among architects, owners, and builders, as codified in the American Institute of Architects' very first Handbook of Architectural Practice. It reveals how these archetypal roles have always been fluid, each successfully redefining their own agency with respect to the others in the constantly-shifting political economy of building. Far from being a purely historical study, the book also sheds light on today's digitally-enabled profession. Contemporary architectural tools and disciplinary ideals continue to be shaped by the same fundamental tensions, and emergent modes of practice such as BIM (Building Information Modelling) and IPD (Integrated Project Delivery) represent the realization of programs and agendas that have been over a century in play. Essential reading for professional practice courses as a contextual and historical companion to the Handbook, Assembling the Architect provides a critical perspective of the profession that is fundamental to understanding current architectural practice.

Speaking of Buildings

Oral testimony from those who actually occupy or construct buildings is rarely taken as seriously. Speaking of Buildings offers a rebuttal, theorizing the radical potential of a methodology that has historically been cast as unreliable.

Speaking of Buildings

Author: Naomi Stead

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781616897543

Page: 320

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By and large, architectural historians use texts, drawings, and photographs to craft their narratives. Oral testimony from those who actually occupy or construct buildings is rarely taken as seriously. Speaking of Buildings offers a rebuttal, theorizing the radical potential of a methodology that has historically been cast as unreliable. Essays by an international group of scholars look at varied topics, from the role of gossip in undermining masculine narratives in architecture to workers' accounts of building with cement in midcentury London to a sound art piece created by oral testimonies from Los Angeles public housing residents. In sum, the authors call for a renewed form of listening to enrich our understanding of what buildings are, what they do, and what they mean to people.

Modern Architectural Theory

Examines architectural discourse within its social and political context.

Modern Architectural Theory

Author: Harry Francis Mallgrave

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780521793063

Page: 503

View: 109

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.

Sources of Architectural Form

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

Sources of Architectural Form

Author: Mark Gelernter

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719041297

Page: 306

View: 964

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.