In Search of Elegance: Towards an Architecture of Satisfaction

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Liverpool University Press, 1999 - Architecture - 409 pages
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What is architecture? How is it made? How is it judged? While the questions are philosophical, the answers have important ramifications for architectural practice. Lincourt develops a set of archetypes for designing a more satisfactory architecture and provides an in-depth analysis of three examples of architectural elegance: the Palais-Royal, the Fondation Rothschild Workers' Residence in Paris and the Municipality of Outremont in Montreal. In Search of Elegance is an indispensable reference book for architects and urban planners as well as students and scholars of architecture.

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A Theory for the Practice of Architecture
Unveiling Architecture
Values and Design Criteria

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Lincourt is Professor of architecture.

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