Poetics in architecture, Issue 2

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Wiley-Academy, Jul 9, 2002 - Architecture - 128 pages
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Can architecture directly engage with the inner experience of people? Does it have universal or spiritual content?

Poetics in Architecture attempts to address these questions by looking at the essence of meaning of architecture and considering the human response to buildings. Schaik's concern is that by focusing on technical refinements and new procedural models architects are in danger of alienating the collective human connections we make with buildings.

This title brings together the views of a fascinating and diverse group of architects and theoreticians from all over the world including Bolles-Wilson, Boyarsky Wilson, Winka Dubbledam, Sean Godsell, Mark Goulthorpe of dECOI and Tom Kovac.

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Leon van Schaik is Innovation Profession of Architecture at RMIT, Melbourne, Australia. At RMIT, he has developed a practice-based research programme for architects and designers whose works already demonstrates mastery in their field. He has over the same seventeen-year period instituted a process of consultant appointment that is widely credited with shifting the climate of patronage within the city. Recent works by van Schaik include monographs on: Edmond and Corrigan, Ushida Findlay, Guilford Bell, Tom Kovac and Ken Yeang's Guthrie Pavilion as well as the "Poetics in Architecture" issue of "Architectural Design,

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