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Sources of architectural form : a critical history of western design theory

Author: Mark Gelernter
Publisher: Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides a critical history of Western architecture theory from the ancient world to the present day. It looks at how the architect generates architectural form in order to explain a number of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gelernter, Mark, 1951-
Sources of architectural form.
Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, ©1995
(OCoLC)623731214
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Gelernter
ISBN: 0719041287 9780719041280 0719041295 9780719041297
OCLC Number: 30399334
Notes: Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning, University College, London.
Credits: Based on a thesis (doctoral)--Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning, University College London.
Description: xiii, 306 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction. The central problem of design theory. Theories of form. A paradox in western theories of design. The subject-object problem --
2. The ancient world. The origins of design theory and education. The Greek revolution in philosophy. Greek art and architecture theory. Vitruvius --
3. The Middle Ages. Shift from the secular to the divine. Medieval art and architecture theory. Scholasticism. Education in the guilds and universities --
4. The Renaissance. The revival of ancient concepts. Art theory in the High Renaissance. The Mannerist extremes. The new art academies. The rise of Positivist science --
5. The Baroque. The Baroque dualities. Rationalism and the priority of reason. Empiricism and the priority of sense. Art and architecture theory and the academies --
6. The Enlightenment. Revolutionary foundations of the modern world. Positivism and the new deterministic sciences of man. The Romantic rebellion. Neoclassicism and the academies. Immanuel Kant and the synthesis of subject and object --
7. The nineteenth century. Philosophical relativism and artistic eclecticism. Classicism and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. German Idealism, Romanticism, and the Gothic Revival. Positivism and artistic determinism. The shift to abstraction in art --
8. The twentieth century (I). The reaction to relativism in philosophy. The opposed sources of architectural form. The opposed sources of artistic form. The Bauhaus conflation. The Modern Movement --
9. The twentieth century (II). Late Modernism. Positivism and environmental design. Structuralism. Post-Modernism and Post-Structuralism.
Responsibility: Mark Gelernter.
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