Morality and Architecture Revisited (häftad)
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Format
Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
192
Utgivningsdatum
2001-09-01
Upplaga
illustrated ed
Förlag
University of Chicago Press
Illustrationer
illustrations
Dimensioner
215 x 140 x 15 mm
Vikt
240 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780226874838
Morality and Architecture Revisited (häftad)

Morality and Architecture Revisited

Häftad Engelska, 2001-09-01

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When "Morality and Architecture" was first published in 1977, it recieved passionate praise and equally passionate criticism. This is the story of the book's imapct. In writing his polemic David Watkin had taken on the entire modernist establishment, tracing it back to Pugin, Viollet-de-Duc, le Corbusier, and others who claimed that their chosen style had to be truthful and rational, reflecting society's needs. Any critic of this style was considered anti-social and immoral. Only covertly did the giants of the architectural establishment support the author. Watkin gives an overview of what has happened since the books publication, arguing that many of the old fallacies still exist.
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David Watkin is a reader in the history of architecture at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of Peterhouse. His many books include "A History of Western Architecture," "The Rise of Architectural History," and "Sir John Soane: Enlightenment Thought and the Royal Academy Lectures."