Ideas that shaped buildings / Fil Hearn.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-146617

Description

xiv, 356 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Architecture Philosophy.

Originator

Hearn, M. F. (Millard Fillmore), 1938-

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.

Publication

Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press

Description

xiv, 356 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [343]-350) and index.

ISBN

0262582279 (pbk. : alk. paper)