Architectural Excellence

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Images Publishing, 2008 - Architecture - 128 pages
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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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Contents

ARCHITECTURE IS THE PRIMARY ART l
1
Diversity and VarietyThe Role of Architecture in a CultureThe Role or Ornament
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TRADITION AS THE BASIS FOR EXCELLENCE
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Novelty and the BizarreTradition in Greek ArchitectureTradition in Roman
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RATIONALISM AS THE BASIS FOR EXCELLENCE 50
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ScaleProportionRhythmSymmetryScientific Studies of Nature
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The AmphitheaterBasilicas and CathedralsHousesTall Buildings
90
Noble MaterialsBase MaterialsModern MaterialsArchitecture as Sculpture
102
Casa MilaNew York LibraryStadhuset StockholmVilla SavoieChapel
116
NOTES
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