Building Ideas: An Introduction to Architectural Theory

Building Ideas: An Introduction to Architectural Theory

Jonathan A. Hale


construction rules An creation to Architectural conception This ebook is a necessary textual content for college students of structure and similar disciplines, pleasurable the call for for an available creation to the foremost theoretical debates in modern structure. Written in a lucid and trouble-free sort, the booklet additionally acts as a advisor and better half quantity to the numerous fundamental theoretical texts lately made on hand in reprinted collections. while architectural monographs, collections of establishing precedents and polemical manifestoes are becoming increasingly more quite a few, construction principles is the 1st booklet to supply an advent to any such huge diversity of matters in architectural concept. this article as a result serves to fill a widening hole among the typical perform of structure and the usually bewildering box of educational theoretical debate. starting with a basic creation to the sector of architectural concept, overlaying the interface among philosophy and expertise within the construction and interpretation of constructions, the ebook offers the key theoretical positions in modern structure via a sequence of thematically based chapters. every one bankruptcy bargains with a selected method of the idea and feedback of structure via proposing a sequence of comparable constructions as illustrations of a key theoretical place, in addition to surroundings this place in a cultural and ancient context. below the 5 extensive headings of 'Architecture as Engineering - The Technological Revolution', 'Architecture as paintings - Aesthetics in Philosophy', 'The go back of the physique - Phenomenology in Architecture', 'Systems of verbal exchange - Structuralism and Semiotics' and 'Politics and structure - The Marxist Tradition', the e-book offers a large yet severe survey of the significant questions within the present theoretical debate. supplying the theoretical instruments beneficial for an knowing of the background of philosophies and applied sciences in structure, this publication is vital studying for undergraduate architectural conception classes in addition to a primary aspect of reference for somebody wishing to appreciate the advanced connections among structure and comparable fields of cultural enquiry.

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