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Chora 6: Intervals in the Philosophy of Architecture Alberto Pérez-Gómez

Chora 6: Intervals in the Philosophy of Architecture

Alberto Pérez-Gómez

Published June 15th 2011
ISBN : 9780773538597
Paperback
328 pages
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Different concepts of the machine are pursued in essays on Fritz Langs Metropolis, Alfred Jarrys pataphysical machines, and cosmological and political orders in sixteenth-century utopias. Cross-cultural tensions are examined in essays on theMoreDifferent concepts of the machine are pursued in essays on Fritz Langs Metropolis, Alfred Jarrys pataphysical machines, and cosmological and political orders in sixteenth-century utopias. Cross-cultural tensions are examined in essays on the Christian appropriation of Aztec symbolism, and on Jesuit perspectives in an imperial Chinese garden in Beijing. Architectural origins and education are revisited in essays on fire and language in Vitruvius, on storytelling by Spanish theorist Juan Caramuel de Lobkowitz, and on the role of history in the design of the Prato della Valle, a public square in Padua. Phenomenal experience is the focus of essays on light and stone in the Gothic church of Saint-Denis, and on bodily movement through the ancient Palace of Minos at Knossos in Crete. Tensions in architectural representation are investigated in essays on the influence of Villard de Honnecourt on drawings by William Burges in Victorian England, and on Stendhals curious narrative drawings in his book Vie de Henry Brulard. Contemporary beliefs are scrutinized in an essay that uses psychoanalytic theory to examine the modern concept of sustainability.