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Four historical definitions of architecture

Author: Stephen Parcell
Publisher: Montreal ; Ithaca : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2012.
Series: desLibris., Books collection.
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Where does architecture belong in the larger scheme of things? Is it a liberal art? Is it related to painting, music, medicine, or horse training? Is it timeless, or does it have a beginning? To pursue such questions, Stephen Parcell investigates four historical definitions of Western architecture: as a techné in ancient Greece, a mechanical art in medieval Europe, an art of disegno in Renaissance Italy, and a fine  Read more...
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Day, Kathleen M.
Four Historical Definitions of Architecture.
Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Parcell
ISBN: 9780773586871 0773586873
OCLC Number: 811411377
Description: 1 online resource (338 pages :) : illustrations
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Title""; ""Copyright""; ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""1 Introduction""; ""2 Architecture as a Techn?""; ""3 Architecture as a Mechanical Art""; ""4 Hugh of St Victor and the Mechanical Arts""; ""5 Architecture as an Art of Disegno""; ""6 Alberti and the Arts of Disegno""; ""7 Vasari and the Arts of Disegno""; ""8 Architecture as a Fine Art""; ""9 Boullée and the Fine Arts""; ""10 Conclusion""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""; ""A ""; ""B ""; ""C ""; ""D ""; ""E ""; ""F ""; ""G ""; ""H ""; ""I ""; ""K ""; ""L ""; ""M ""; ""N ""; ""O ""; ""P ""; ""Q ""; ""R "" ""S """"t ""; ""v ""; ""x ""; ""z ""
Series Title: desLibris., Books collection.
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