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Architectural reflections : studies in the philosophy and practice of architecture

Author: Colin St John Wilson
Publisher: Oxford ; Boston : Butterworth Architecture, 1992.
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This is a collection of essays on the subjects of architectural ethics, philosophy and practice. Architecture has always been the subject of great debate and never more so than now. The author  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colin St John Wilson
ISBN: 0750612835 9780750612838
OCLC Number: 24870833
Description: xvi, 240 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. I. Five themes. 1. The natural imagination. 2. The ethics of architecture. 3. The play of use and the use of play. 4. The historical sense. 5. Architecture and the figurative arts --
pt. II. Five case studies. 6. Alvar Aalto and the state of Modernism. 7. Hans Scharoun. 8. Sigurd Lewerentz. 9. Gunnar Asplund and the dilemma of Classicism. 10. Gerrit Rietveld: In memoriam --
pt. III. Polemic 1960-91. 11. Open and closed. 12. Two letters on the state of architecture: 1964 and 1981. 13. Speer and the fear of freedom. 14. Sacred games. 15. England builds --
pt. IV. History: the case study of a Grand Project. 16. The Law Courts Project: by Alfred Waterhouse.
Responsibility: Colin St. John Wilson.

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