Modern Architecture: Representation & Reality
In this book, architectural historian Neil Levine intends to investigate the history of representation - the use and meaning of architectural signifiers - from the 18th through the 20th century. Using the lens of a continuous theoretical argument, Levine aims to provide a survey and critical analysis of different works by some architects, including Étienne-Louis Boullée, Nicholas Hawksmoor, Louis Kahn, Henri Labrouste, Augustus Welby Pugin, among others. Levine posits that all modern architects, much like visual artists, have had to grapple with issues of representation in their work. Interweaving examples from outside the scope of modern architecture, Levine traces the history of representation in architecture, and in writings on architecture, both within each architect's oeuvre and throughout the centuries discussed. The book features different images, many created for this publication, and it addresses a variety of cases while offering a panoramic view of the history of architecture.
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