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Ideas That Shaped Buildings
Author: M. Fil Hearn

ISBN: 9780262582278
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 372
Published: 17 October 2003
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.6 x 1.9
Description:
Silver Award Winner for Architecture in the 2003 ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards In "Ideas That Shaped Buildings," Fil Hearn identifies and codifies into theoretical systems the operative tenets of architectural theory from ancient Rome to the present. With this strikingly original synthesis of architectural history and theory, he constructs an intellectual armature on which virtually any architectural concept, past or present, can be positioned. Dealing mainly with the treatises that have been highly influential historically, he organizes their concepts thematically and analyzes their development through time. Straightforward and concise, "Ideas That Shaped Buildings" is readily accessible to architecture students, practicing architects, and the general public--indeed anyone interested in understanding the design rationale of buildings. Its overarching message is that, far from being constricting, proper knowledge and application of architectural theory is enabling and inspiring, and makes creative freedom possible by providing the conceptual awareness needed to devise a design. After an introductory history of the development of archit...

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