The Architecture of Humanism: A Study in the History of Taste
W. W. Norton & Company, 1999 - 194 Seiten
When this work appeared in 1914 it evoked a heated discussion. Geoffrey Scott offers an analysis of the theories behind 19th- and 20th-century architecture. He discusses the classical tradition as reflected in the architecture of Renaissance and Baroque Italy and the role given the human body in that tradition.
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Foreword by Henry Hope Reed
ONE Renaissance Architecture
TWO The Romantic Fallacy
FOUR The Mechanical Fallacy
SEVEN The Academic Tradition
EIGHT Humanist Values
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