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Man Between Earth and Sky: A Symbolic Awareness of Architecture Through a Process of Creativity
     

Man Between Earth and Sky: A Symbolic Awareness of Architecture Through a Process of Creativity

by Louis Roberts
 

An engaging and innovative book about Architecture, Creativity and a Balanced World.

At its highest level, architecture is the pursuit of poetic form. As in literary poetry it employs images and symbols to achieve its essence. These are the common language of the psyche that transcends the purely physical.

Architecture is important in the life of every human

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An engaging and innovative book about Architecture, Creativity and a Balanced World.

At its highest level, architecture is the pursuit of poetic form. As in literary poetry it employs images and symbols to achieve its essence. These are the common language of the psyche that transcends the purely physical.

Architecture is important in the life of every human being and is used here as the vehicle to demonstrate how creativity unfolds. Observing how the creative process works for one person in tangible terms can make it easier for another to understand. The broad aim of this book is to inspire people of all ages to be creative.

The experiential process of being creative is fully explored, from early influences, through the evolutionary development of ideas and forms and, finally, to the reality of multiple expressions. We are made aware of how the unconscious mind is our most essential creative tool.

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Library Journal
This unusual book on the creative process in architecture began as architect Roberts's personal notebook and does not venture far from its origin. With no discernible organization beyond major sections called "Idea," "Evolution," and "Reality" and chapters with single-word titles such as "Vision," "Discovery," "Direction," and "Synthesis," the text features poetic musings and meditations that center on the unconscious, sensations, and energy tensions within the human zone between earth and sky and the symbolism of architectural forms. Quotations from philosophers, architects, and theoreticians consort with photographs of prehistoric monuments such as Stonehenge and prominent 20th-century buildings. Illustrations show Roberts's ideas during his creative process and epiphanies that occurred in the evolution of his architectural philosophy and aesthetics. While passionate, some of Roberts's conclusions are simplistic and open-ended, trailing off with cheerful, you-can-do-it exhortations. VERDICT There are too many random thoughts and free associations here for most readers; however, for those interested in the raw materials of architectural creativity, the book does offer a well-designed torrent of images and ideas printed on quality paper.—Russell T. Clement, Northwestern Univ. Lib., Evanston, IL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780982240717
Publisher:
Cameron + Company
Publication date:
09/28/2010
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 10.60(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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