The Cultural Role of Architecture: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives

1st Edition

Paul Emmons, Jane Lomholt, John Shannon Hendrix

Routledge
Published January 31, 2012
Reference - 228 Pages
ISBN 9780415783415 - CAT# Y121746

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Summary

Exploring the ambiguities of how we define the word ‘culture’ in our global society, this book identifies its imprint on architectural ideas. It examines the historical role of the cultural in architectural production and expression, looking at meaning and communication, tracing the formations of cultural identities.

Chapters written by international academics in history, theory and philosophy of architecture, examine how different modes of representation throughout history have drawn profound meanings from cultural practices and beliefs. These are as diverse as the designs they inspire and include religious, mythic, poetic, political, and philosophical references.

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