Architectural Reflections: Studies in the Philosophy and Practice of Architecture

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Manchester University Press, 2000 - Architecture - 240 pages
For 200 years architecture has been the subject of considerable debate. This work explores the re-interpretations of the original aims and principles of modern architecture, many of which were suppressed in the 1930s and all of which were flouted in the 1960s. Where the postmodern critique takes the form of an attempt to retreat into the past the author of this book argues that a renewal of the overlooked humanist basis of modern architecture is the only sound approach to the future.
 

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Contents

The natural imagination
2
The play of use and the use of play
54
Hans Scharoun
100
Sigurd Lewerentz
110
Gunnar Asplund and the dilemma
138
In memoriam
156
Open and closed
166
Speer and the fear of freedom
182
Sacred games
190
England builds
198
List of illustrations
227
Index
237
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