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Socrates' ancestor : an essay on architectural beginnings

Author: Indra Kagis McEwen
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An exploration of architectural beginnings and the dawn of Western philosophy in preclassical Greece. Architecture precedes philosophy, McEwen argues, and it was in the archaic Greek "polis", that Western architecture became the cradle of Western thought.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Indra Kagis McEwen
ISBN: 0262132923 9780262132923 0262631482 9780262631488
OCLC Number: 27432664
Notes: Originally presented as the author's thesis (Master--McGill University School of Architecture).
Description: x, 194 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Anaximander and the articulation of order --
Daedalus and the discovery of order --
Between movement and fixity: the place for order.
Responsibility: Indra Kagis McEwen.

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