Architectural Colossi and the Human Body: Buildings and by Charalampos Politakis PDF

By Charalampos Politakis

ISBN-10: 1138201170

ISBN-13: 9781138201170

The human physique has been used as either a version and metaphor in structure considering the fact that antiquity. This ebook explores the way it has been an thought for the outside type of architectural colossi over the years. It considers the physique as a resource of architectural and creative illustration and in doing so explores the result of such practices in sizeable sculptures and architectural praxis inside a philosophical discourse of house, time and media.

Architectural Colossi and the Human physique discusses the position of Platonic and Cartesian philosophy and the way philosophers corresponding to Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty, and theoreticians comparable to Frascari and Pallasmaa, have obvious, defined and analysed the human physique and the position of structure and conception. Drawing upon 3 key case stories and by means of making use of theoretical rules of Venturi and others, this publication will supply an figuring out of the position of anthromorphism and the relation and use of the human physique with regards to chosen architects and artists.

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