The architecture reader: essential writings from Vitruvius to the present
Encompassing two thousand years of building history, The Architecture Reader brings together for the first time 40 key texts written by architects of international esteem. These writings address persistent concerns in architecture and design, including the role of the architect and the relationship of architecture to nature, art, and science. The carefully chosen texts provide a taste of the multiplicity that characterizes historical and contemporary views of architecture. Book jacket.
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Vitruvius from The Ten Books on Architecture ca 25 B C E
Leon Battista Alberti from On the Art of Building in Ten Books 1846
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abstract aesthetic Alberti ancient archi Archigram architect architectural forms Art of Building artistic Bauhaus beauty become Bernard Tschumi BIGNESS Books on Architecture built century classical Complexity and Contradiction concept construction contemporary Corbusier create creation Crutch culture decoration Denise Scott Brown discipline elements environment example existence experience expression Frank Gehry Frank Lloyd Wright function Futurist architecture Gehry Gothic Gropius harmony human idea images individual industry invention Leon Battista Alberti light living materials means mind Mockbee modern architecture modernist nature object ornament past Peter Eisenman Philip Johnson Post-Modern practical principles problem production projects proportions relationship Rem Koolhaas Reprinted with permission Robert Venturi roof Rural Studio Scott Brown sense social space structure style symmetry tecture theory things thought tion tradition Tschumi ture University urban Vitruvius walls Walter Gropius whole Wright York