Interpretation in Architecture: Design as Way of Thinking

1st Edition

Adrian Snodgrass, Richard Coyne

Routledge
Published December 1, 2005
Reference - 344 Pages
ISBN 9780415384490 - CAT# RU4494X

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Summary

Drawing on cultural theory, phenomenology and concepts from Asian art and philosophy, this book reflects on the role of interpretation in the act of architectural creation, bringing an intellectual and scholarly dimension to real-world architectural design practice. For practising architects as well as academic researchers, these essays consider interpretation from three theoretical standpoints or themes: play, edification and otherness. Focusing on these, the book draws together strands of thought informed by the diverse reflections of hermeneutical scholarship, the uses of digital media and studio teaching and practice.

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