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Ideas that shaped buildings / Fil Hearn.

Collection Type
Books
Originator
Hearn, M. F. (Millard Fillmore), 1938-
Publication
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press
Contents
Preface : architectural theory is everybody's businesss -- Introduction : contours of theoretical development -- I. Underpinnings (relevant to all theory) -- Of architecture and architects -- Standards of judgment and design justifications -- The uses of the past -- II. 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 -- III. Principles (theory from 1800-1965) -- Rational design method -- Generative planning as the basis of design -- Honest structure as the framework of design -- Truth to the medium : using materials -- Decoration and the integrity of design -- Restoration : the care of inherited buildings -- Design of cities -- IV. Convolutions (theory since 1965) -- Rationales beyond rationalism -- New directions in design method -- Time line of treatises / John Hearn.
Date
c2003.
Description
xiv, 356 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [343]-350) and index.
ISBN
0262582279 (pbk. : alk. paper)
GUSN
146617
Descriptive terms
Architecture Philosophy.

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