The Aesthetics of Architecture

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Methuen, 1979 - Aesthetics - 302 pages

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Scruton's dry humor hits too close to home for some. But "Dry as dust?" Not so! This is the clearest, most fruitful writing on architecture since Complexity and Contradiction by Venturi. Scruton's argument is narrow but it is not wrong. He indulges in a prescriptive conclusion that will frustrate Modernists who don't read carefully — and this has limited Scruton's audience — but his analysis applies to all modes of design and will enrich the work of any thoughtful architect working today. 


Architecture and design
Freud Marx and meaning
The language of architecture

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