Ideas That Shaped Buildings

ISBN-10: 0262582279

ISBN-13: 9780262582278

Edition: 2003

Authors: Fil Hearn

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In this text, Fil Hearn identifies and codifies into theoretical systems the operative tenets of architectural theory from ancient Rome to the present.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 10/10/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 372
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Preface: Architectural Theory Is Everybody's Business
Introduction: Contours of Theoretical Development
Underpinnings (Relevant to All Theory)
Of Architecture and Architects
Standards of Judgment and Design Specification
The Uses of the Past
Conventions (Theory before 1800)
Images of the Ideal and Classical Design Method
The Orders: Evolving Rules for Formal Beauty
The Alternative Aesthetic: Breaking the Rules
Proportion: The Orders and Architectural Spaces
Principles (Theory from 1800 to 1965)
Rational Design Method
Generative Planning as the Basis for Design
Honest Structure as the Framework for Design
Truth to the Medium: Using Materials
Decoration and the Integrity of Design
Restoration: The Care of Inherited Buildings
Design of Cities
Convolutions (Theory since 1965)
Rationales beyond Rationalism
New Directions in Design Method
Time Line of Treatises (by John Hearn)
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