Sources of Architectural Form: A Critical History of Western Design Theory

By: Mark Gelernter

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Sources of Architectural Form provides a critical history of Western architecture theory from the ancient world to the present day. It focuses on design theory's central question: how does the architect generate architectural form? Theorists necessarily tackle this fundamental question in order to explain a number of puzzling issues including the origins of style, the persistence of tradition and the role of genius. This book describes the major design theories in eight chronological periods, conveying their flavour with contemporary quotations. Each theory is analysed for its strengths and weaknesses. Gelernter identifies an important relationship between theories of design and theories of knowledge, and so explains and analyses each period's dominant epistemological concepts. Contemporary theorists of education are also examined, as many theorists from Vitruvius to Gropius included precepts for teaching as integral components of their ideas. -- . 306 pages. Illustrated with black and white photograph. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Architecture; Architecture; ISBN: 0719041295. ISBN/EAN: 9780719041297. Inventory No: 247809. Paperback

Title: Sources of Architectural Form: A Critical History of Western Design Theory

Author Name: Mark Gelernter

Categories: Architecture,

Publisher: Great Britain, Manchester University Press: 1995

ISBN Number: 0719041295

ISBN Number 13: 9780719041297

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Very Good Condition

Seller ID: 247809

Keywords: BZDB43 Architecture; Architecture; Sources of Architectural Form A Critical History of Western Design Theory Mark Gelernter Paperback,