Claude Perrault 1. In his Rules for the Direction of the Mind, written sometime before , Descartes noted: "Concerning objects proposed for study, we ought to investigate what we can clearly and evidently intuit or deduce with certainty, and not what other people have thought or what we ourselves conjecture. Inherent within it is the principle that came to be known as "Cartesian doubt," that is, the provisional and methodic suspension of belief in any knowledge gained simply through books or idle speculation. Such critical skepticism was necessary, the philosopher insisted, both to separate modern science from the prejudices of late scholastic and ancient thought and to ground it anew on "clear and distinct" ideas.
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Laddas ned direkt Recensioner i media "An invaluable resource and a great read. The different voices of many generations of modernists come alive in their struggles to shape themselves and their times. Rich, inclusive, and surprising. It is a critically conceived resource of great value, an indispensable source to professors and students of architecture and professionals interested in architectural theory.
Christina Contandriopoulos was trained as an architect at Universite de Montreal Canada and practiced architecture in Montreal and Paris. She is currently completing her Ph. D Thesis at McGill University. General Introduction. Part I: Early Modernism. John Ruskin from Fors Clavigera Christopher Dresser from Studies in Design Richard Redgrave from Manual of Design Oscar Wilde from Art and the Handicraftsman Arthur H.
Mackmurdo from Arbitrary Conditions of Art William Morris from The Revival of Architecture John D. Sedding from Design ? Charles Rennie Mackintosh from Architecture Continental Reforms. Jakob Falke from Art in the House Robert Dohme from The English House Emile Zola from Au Bonheur des Dames Joris-Karl Huysmans from Against Nature Samuel Bing from Artistic Japan Edmond de Goncourt from Journal, memoires de la vie litteraire Reforms in the United States.
Clarence Cook from House Beautiful Friedrich Baumann from Thoughts on Architecture Louis Sullivan from Ornament in Architecture Josef Bayer from Style Crisis of our Time Heinrich Wolfflin from Prolegomena to a Psychology of Architecture Ferdinand Tonnies from Community and Society
An Introduction to Architectural Theory: 1968 to the Present
Preserved in the Smithsonian Museum of American History There is little information or evidence about major architectural theory in antiquity, until the 1st century BC, with the work of Vitruvius. This does not mean, however, that such works did not exist, given that many works never survived antiquity. Vitruvius was a Roman writer , architect , and engineer active in the 1st century BC. He was the most prominent architectural theorist in the Roman Empire known today, having written De architectura known today as The Ten Books of Architecture , a treatise written in Latin and Greek on architecture, dedicated to the emperor Augustus. Probably written between 27 and 23 BC,  it is the only major contemporary source on classical architecture to have survived.
Architectural Theory: Volume I - An Anthology from Vitruvius to 1870
History Of Architecture Back cover copy This second volume of the landmark Architectural Theory anthology surveys the development of architectural theory from the Franco-Prussian war of until the end of the twentieth century. Together with volume I, it is the first anthology to follow the full range of architectural literature from its beginnings in classical times to its impact today. The editors also consider the counter-movements of the s - inspired by the digital revolution, technological innovations, and growing concerns for sustainable design. This anthology maps a wide array of debates in architectural history, placing the writings of starchitects like Koolhaas, Eisenman, and Lynn alongside the work of prominent architectural critics. It also sheds new historical perspective on topics such as ecology and sustainability, as well as CAD and blobs. The result is an inspiring and comprehensive resource for those studying or working in architectural theory and art history. General Introduction.