The Ethical Function of Architecture
Winner of the 8th Annual AIA International Architecture Book Award for CriticismCanarchitecture help us find our place and way in today's complex world? Can it return individuals to awhole, to a world, to a community? Developing Giedion¹s claim that contemporary architecture's maintask is to interpret a way of life valid for our time, philosopher Karsten Harries answers thatarchitecture should serve a common ethos. But if architecture is to meet that task, it first has tofree itself from the dominant formalist approach, and get beyond the notion that its purpose is toproduce endless variations of the decorated shed.In a series of cogent and balanced arguments,Harries questions the premises on which architects and theorists have long relied -- premises whichhave contributed to architecture's current identity crisis and marginalization. He first criticizesthe aesthetic approach, focusing on the problems of decoration and ornament. He then turns to thelanguage of architecture. If the main task of architecture is indeed interpretation, in just whatsense can it be said to speak, and what should it be speaking about? Expanding upon suggestions madeby Martin Heidegger, Harries also considers the relationship of building to the idea and meaning ofdwelling.Architecture, Harries observes, has a responsibility to community; but its ethical functionis inevitably also political, He concludes by examining these seemingly paradoxicalfunctions.
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This is an interesting book, a sweeping, vast, essay on—as its title suggested—the role of the built environment in ethics. The author, an elder statesman of architectural theory and philosophy ... Read full review
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Part One The Decorated Shed 2 The Aesthetic Approach 1
The Problem of Decoration
The Promise of Ornament
The Decorated Shed
Part TWO Representation and RePresentation 6 The Language Problem
Representation and Symbol
Representation and RePresentation
The Terror of Time and the Love of Geometry
Mold and Ruins
Death Love and Building
Part Four Architecture and Community 18 Architecture and Building
The Publicness of Architecture
Grave and Monument
The Representation of Life
Dreams of Utopia
Part Three Space Time and Dwelling 9 Tales of the Origin of Building
Building and Dwelling
Space and Place
The Voices of Space
Learning from Two Invisible Houses
Building Dwelling and Time
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Since then he has published key volumes in the history and theory of architecture, especially The Ethical Function of Architecture (1997), which won the ...
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