A history of architectural theory: from Vitruvius to the present
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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Foreword to the English edition
What is architectural theory?
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Academie Academie d'Architecture aesthetic Alberti Andrea Palladio Antiquity architect architectural theory artistic Baroque Bauhaus Baukunst beauty Berlin Blondel Boullee building caractere Classical Claude Perrault columns conception of architecture construction Corbusier decoration Dobai Ecole des Beaux-Arts edition eighteenth century English essay expression facs Filarete fortification France Francesco di Giorgio Frank Lloyd Wright French Friedrich function functionalist garden geometric German Gothic Gothic architecture Gottfried Semper Greek historical Ibid ideas illustrations important influence Italian Italy Johann Kunst Laugier Ledoux Lodoli London materials Milan Milizia models modern monuments Munich Nature Nikolaus Pevsner Orders ornament Palladianism Palladio Paris Perrault Pevsner Piranesi Plate principles proportion published Renaissance repr Roman Rome Rudolf Wittkower Ruskin Scamozzi Schinkel Sebastiano Serlio Semper Serlio structure style symmetry Temple theoretical tradition translation treatise Venice Vignola Villa Vincenzo Scamozzi Viollet-le-Duc Vitruvian Vitruvius Vitruvius's Werkbund Wittkower writings York