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Architecture and the Built Environment

Glenn Parsons and Allen Carlson

in Functional Beauty

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199205240
eISBN:
9780191709296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205240.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter seeks to vindicate the idea of aesthetically appreciating the built environment in light of function. It begins by arguing for the need for such appreciation, and detailing how our ... More


How Much Architecture Is in Kant’s Architectonic of Pure Reason?

Daniel L. Purdy

in On the Ruins of Babel: Architectural Metaphor in German Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801476761
eISBN:
9780801460050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801476761.003.0005
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

This chapter shows how classical architectural theory has provided Kant with a precise terminology to depict that thought that organizes experience—the architectonic. Kant defines the architectonic ... More


Goethe’s Architectural Epiphanies

Daniel L. Purdy

in On the Ruins of Babel: Architectural Metaphor in German Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801476761
eISBN:
9780801460050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801476761.003.0007
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

This chapter argues that Goethe's praise of the Gothic Strasbourg cathedral in his 1772 essay, “On German Architecture,” stands in opposition to the reigning canon of architectural taste, as does his ... More


On the Ruins of Babel: Architectural Metaphor in German Thought

Daniel Purdy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801476761
eISBN:
9780801460050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801476761.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

The eighteenth century struggled to define architecture as either an art or a science—the image of the architect as a grand figure who synthesizes all other disciplines within a single master plan ... More


Inventing Architecture

Matthew Walker

in Architects and Intellectual Culture in Post-Restoration England

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198746355
eISBN:
9780191808913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746355.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

Here, I turn to the final application of architectural knowledge: to the design itself. But in keeping with the general direction of this book I will not, on the whole, look at examples of the ... More


Monuments and Space as Allegory: Town Planning Proposals in Eighteenth-Century Paris

Richard Wittman

in Thinking Allegory Otherwise

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763806
eISBN:
9780804773508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763806.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

During the French Enlightenment, most architects and theorists strove for clarity and even transparency of meaning. The press and the development of architectural criticism in part enabled architects ... More


Architectural Approaches

Michael Nitsche

in Video Game Spaces: Image, Play, and Structure in 3D Worlds

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262141017
eISBN:
9780262255110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262141017.003.0093
Subject:
Computer Science, Game Studies

This chapter attempts to build a bridge between polygon game worlds and architectural theory. It seeks to identify a framework of spatial understanding on different levels, which can be applied to ... More


“Black Holes” in Ancient Space Exploring Hygiene and Sanitation Through Cros-Cultural Anthropology and Archaeological Theory

Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow

in The Archaeology of Sanitation in Roman Italy: Toilets, Sewers, and Water Systems

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469621289
eISBN:
9781469623269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621289.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter looks at two influential theoretical frameworks. The first, “formation processes,” states that every archaeological feature, including a Roman toilet, is associated with human behaviors ... More


Architects and Intellectual Culture in Post-Restoration England

Matthew Walker

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198746355
eISBN:
9780191808913
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746355.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

Architects and Intellectual Culture in Post-Restoration England charts the moment when well-educated, well-resourced, English intellectuals first became interested in classical architecture in ... More


Public

Caroline Field Levander and Matthew Pratt Guterl

in Hotel Life: The Story of a Place Where Anything Can Happen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469621128
eISBN:
9781469623290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621128.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter argues that the hotel is both a public space and a series of discrete domesticities—and this medley of seemingly opposed spaces and spheres is a key feature of the hotel’s enduring ... More


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