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: 683

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: 973

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

View: 170

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.

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.

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: 674

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.

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: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471985884

Page: 282

View: 450

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.

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: 1848600399

Page: 776

View: 144

"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.

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: 132

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

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

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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.

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: 751

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.

Ideas that Shaped Buildings

In this text, Fil Hearn identifies and codifies into theoretical systems the operative tenets of architectural theory from ancient Rome to the present.

Ideas that Shaped Buildings

Author: Millard Fillmore Hearn

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262582278

Page: 356

View: 831

In this text, Fil Hearn identifies and codifies into theoretical systems the operative tenets of architectural theory from ancient Rome to the present.

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: 783

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.

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.

Theorizing a New Agenda for Architecture

Author: Kate Nesbitt

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568980546

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.

Architecture Theory Since 1968

Forty-seven of the primary texts of contemporary architecture theory, introducing each by detailing the concepts and categories necessary for its understanding and evaluation.

Architecture Theory Since 1968

Author: K. Michael Hays

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262581882

Page: 807

View: 614

Forty-seven of the primary texts of contemporary architecture theory, introducing each by detailing the concepts and categories necessary for its understanding and evaluation.

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: 499

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.".

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: 975

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

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 ...

Architecture History  Theory and Preservation

Author: Arleen Pabón-Charneco

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429805799

Page: 382

View: 820

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.