History of Architectural Theory

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Princeton Architectural Press, 1994 - Architecture - 706 pages
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As the first comprehensive encyclopedic survey of Western architectural theory from Vitruvius to the present, this book is an essential resource for architects, students, teachers, historians, and theorists. Using only original sources, Kruft has undertaken the monumental task of researching, organizing, and analyzing the significant statements put forth by architectural theorists over the last two thousand years. The result is a text that is authoritative and complete, easy to read without being reductive.
  

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Contents

Preface
7
Foreword to the English edition
11
What is architectural theory?
13
Vitruvius and architectural theory in Antiquity
21
The Vitruvian tradition and architectural theory in the Middle Ages
30
Leone Battista Alherti
41
Quattrocento theory after Alherti S i
51
Vitruvian tradition in the Renaissance
66
The role of Spain from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century 119
219
Developments in England from the sixteenth to the eighteenth
229
Concepts of the garden 2 57
257
Nineteenthcentury France and the Ecole des BeauxArts
272
Germany in the nineteenth century
290
England in the nineteenth century
323
from Thomas Jefferson to the Chicago School
345
189051945
364

Sixteenth century codification
73
Palladio and the North Italian Humanists
83
The Counter Reformation Baroque and Neo classicism
93
The theory of fortification
109
France in the sixteenth century
118
The Classical synthesis in seventeenthcentury France
124
The foundation of the French Academy of Architecture and the
128
Relativist architectural aesthetics the Enlightenment and
141
Germany and the Netherlands in the sixteenth century
166
The Germanspeaking regions in the seventeenth and eighteenth
172
The Italian contrihution in the eighteenth century
194
Eighteenth century views of Antiquity
208
1900 1945
393
Futurism and Rationalism
403
The Soviet Union
415
The United States in the first half of the twentieth century
424
Since 1945
434
Notes including texts of quotations in the original language
447
Plates
473
Bihliography
613
Supplement to the Bihliography
674
English language translations of sources 68 I
681
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