A landmark book for our generation, Architectural Excellence provides a unifying theory for architectural design with a decidedly non-western, culturally neutral perspective. This work addresses the controversial subject of what constitutes architectural excellence ...
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ARCHITECTURE IS THE PRIMARY ART l
Diversity and VarietyThe Role of Architecture in a CultureThe Role or Ornament
TRADITION AS THE BASIS FOR EXCELLENCE
Novelty and the BizarreTradition in Greek ArchitectureTradition in Roman
RATIONALISM AS THE BASIS FOR EXCELLENCE 50
ScaleProportionRhythmSymmetryScientific Studies of Nature
The AmphitheaterBasilicas and CathedralsHousesTall Buildings
Noble MaterialsBase MaterialsModern MaterialsArchitecture as Sculpture
Casa MilaNew York LibraryStadhuset StockholmVilla SavoieChapel
20th century achieve aesthetic success ancient arch architects architectural conservation architectural design architectural excellence architecture of excellence artistic Athena Baker basilicas beauty brick building design building form building materials building's built environment challenge churches clad classical architecture classical orders color columns complex construction Corinthian create creative culture decorative developed Eigure elements examples expression facade Fibonacci figure Forbidden City France Frank Lloyd Wright functional needs functional requirements Furthermore geometric glass Golden Mean Gothic Greece Greek grid H.E. Huntley height human incorporated inspiration interior Islamic Islamic architecture Le Corbusier Lever House Louis Mahal modern motifs nations Nature nave neo-classicism noble materials palace Palladio Pantheon Parthenon past patterns perfection proportions rectangles Renaissance architects result rhythms Robie House Rococo Roman Rome roof scale sculptural Seagram Building society space steel stone structures style symmetry Taj Mahal talent tall building temple unique Vignola visual Vitruvius worship York