Disclosing Horizons

Disclosing Horizons

by Nicholas Temple
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415283574

ISBN-13: 9780415283571

Pub. Date: 11/01/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This study examines the influence of perspective on architecture, highlighting how critical historical changes in the representation and perception of space continue to inform the way architects design.

Since its earliest developments, perspective was conceived as an exemplary form of representation that served as an ideal model of how everyday existence could be

Overview

This study examines the influence of perspective on architecture, highlighting how critical historical changes in the representation and perception of space continue to inform the way architects design.

Since its earliest developments, perspective was conceived as an exemplary form of representation that served as an ideal model of how everyday existence could be measured and ultimately judged. Temple argues that underlying the symbolic and epistemological meanings of perspective there prevails a deeply embedded redemptive view of the world that is deemed perfectible.

Temple explores this idea through a genealogical investigation of the cultural and philosophical contexts of perspective throughout history, highlighting how these developments influenced architectural thought. This broad historical enquiry is accompanied by a series of case-studies of modern or contemporary buildings, each demonstrating a particular affinity with the accompanying historical model of perspective.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415283571
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/01/2006
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. Order and Chaos, or ‘What to Leave Out?’ 2. Number, Geometry and Dialectic 3. Light, Memory and Colour 4. Topography, Rhetoric and the Vanishing Point 5. Unity in Multiplicity 6. Nature and Immensity 7. Disjointed Views Conclusion: Architecture that looks back at us

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