Chora 4: Intervals in the Philosophy of Architecture

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Alberto Pérez-Gomez, Stephen Parcell
McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, Jul 5, 2004 - Architecture - 392 pages
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Contributors to this volume strive to uncover architectural alternatives to simplistic models based on concepts of aesthetics, technology, or sociology. Seventeen essays explore historical topics ranging from antiquity, with a study of the Roman Colosseum; through early Renaissance subjects, such as the treatises of Luca Pacioli on architecture; through to the modern era and explorations on topics ranging from seventeenth-century Amsterdam to architectural insights that can be found in the works of the poet and mathematician Lewis Carroll. Authors examining contemporary issues seek to explicate the spatial poetics of architecture by invoking other artistic disciplines.
 

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Contents

Notes on Ruskins Theory
25
Alberti at
49
The Rediscovery of the Hinterland
83
The Cosmic Geometry
103
On the Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro
127
Modern Symbolism
177
Gordon MattaClarks Circling the Circle of
196
Alfred Hitchcocks Rear Window
211
The Glass Architecture of Fra Luca Pacioli
245
The Exemplary Life of an Architect
287
Ranelagh Gardens and the Recombinatory Utopia of Masquerade
313
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School of Architecture, McGill University

Dalhousie University

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