Unexpected Affinities: The History of Type in Architectural Project from Laugier to Duchamp

1st Edition

Pablo Meninato

Routledge
Published May 16, 2018
Reference - 184 Pages
ISBN 9780815363958 - CAT# K347304

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Summary

While the concept of "type" has been present in architectural discourse since its formal introduction at the end of the eighteenth century, its role in the development of architectural projects has not been comprehensively analyzed. This book proposes a reassessment of architectural type throughout history and its impact on the development of architectural theory and practice. Beginning with Laugier's 1753 Essay on Architecture, Unexpected Affinities: The History of Type in the Architectural Project from Laugier to Duchamp traces type through nineteenth- and twentiethth-century architectural movements and thoeries, culminating in a discussion of the affinities between architectural type and Duchamp's concept of the readymade. Includes over sixty black and white images.

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