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Body and building : essays on the changing relation of body and architecture

Author: George Dodds; Robert Tavernor; Joseph Rykwert
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Since Greek antiquity the human body has been regarded as a microcosm of universal harmony. In this book an international group of architects, architectural historians, and theorists examines the relation of the human body and architecture.
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Genre/Form: Kongress
Festschriften
Named Person: Joseph Rykwert
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George Dodds; Robert Tavernor; Joseph Rykwert
ISBN: 0262041952 9780262041959 0262541831 9780262541831
OCLC Number: 46462907
Notes: Written for a symposium held at the University of Pennsylvania in March 1996 in honor of Jospeh Rykwert.
Description: 427 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: "A promise as well as a memory": toward an intellectual biography of Joseph Rykwert / George Baird --
The architectonics of embodiment / Dalibor Vesely --
Greek temple and Greek brain / John Onians --
Doric figuration / Mark Wilson Jones --
Contemplating perfection through Piero's eyes / Robert Tavernor --
Reclining bodies: figural ornament in Renaissance architecture / Alina Payne --
Body, diagram, and geometry in the Renaissance fortress / Simon Pepper --
Dancing with Vitruvius: corporeal fantasies in northern classicism / Harry Francis Mallgrave --
On Inigo Jones and the Stuart legal body: "Justice and equity ... and proportions appertaining" / Vaughan Hart --
Sphere and cross: Vitruvian reflections on the Pantheon type / Karsten Harries --
Charles-Etienne Briseux: the musical body and the limits of instrumentality in architecture / Alberto Pérez-Gómez --
The foreigner / Richard Sennett --
Vitruvius Crucifixus: architecture, Mimesis, and the death instinct / Neil Leach --
Body and building inside the Bauhaus's darker side: on Oskar Schlemmer / Marcia F. Feuerstein --
Desiring landscapes/landscapes of desire: scopic and somatic in the Brion Sanctuary / George Dodds --
A tradition of architectural figures: a search for Vita Beata / Marco Frascari --
Sitting in the city, or The body in the world / David Leatherbarrow --
Upright or flexible? Exercising posture in modern architecture / William Braham and Paul Emmons --
Corporeal experience in the architecture of Tadao Ando / Kenneth Frampton --
Joseph Rykwert: an anthropologist of architectural history? / Vittorio Gregotti (translated by George Dodds and Robert Tavernor).
Responsibility: edited by George Dodds and Robert Tavernor.
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A fitting tribute to the first 75 years of the Rykwert stable. Building Design ...fascinating essays of lasting interest, to which a short review cannot do justice. -- Kate Fusin The Architect's Read more...

 
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