A history of architectural theory : from Vitruvius to the present

Other titles
  • Geschichte der Architekturtheorie. English.
  • Geschichte der Architekturtheorie. English
  • Architectural theory
  • Architectural theory.
Published
  • London New York : Zwemmer ; Princeton Architectural Press ©1994
Physical description
706 pages, 95 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
ISBN
  • 1568980019
  • 9781568980010
  • 1568980108
  • 9781568980102
  • 0302006036
  • 9780302006030
  • 0302006222
  • 9780302006221
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 613-684) and index.
  • Translation of: Geschichte der Architekturtheorie : von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart. München : Beck, 1985.
  • Donated by Sylvia Stephenson
Contents
  • Introduction: what is architectural theory? -- Vitruvius and architectural theory in antiquity -- The Vitruvian tradition and architectural theory in the Middle Ages -- Leone Battista Alberti -- Quattrocento theory after Alberti -- Vitruvian tradition in the Renaissance -- Sixteenth-century codification -- Palladio and the North Italian Humanists -- The Counter-Reformation, Baroque & Neo-classicism -- The theory of fortification -- France in the sixteenth century -- The classical synthesis in seventeenth-century France -- The foundation of the French academy of architecture and the subsequent challenge to it -- Relativist architectural aesthetics, the Enlightenment and Revolutionary architecture -- Germany and the Netherlands in the sixteenth century -- The German-speaking regions in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries -- The Italian contribution in the eighteenth century -- Eighteenth-century views of antiquity -- The role of Spain from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century -- Developments in England from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century -- Concepts of the garden -- Nineteenth-century France and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts -- Germany in the nineteenth century -- England in the nineteenth century -- The United States: from Thomas Jefferson to the Chicago School -- Germany and its neighbours: 1890s-1945 -- France: 1900-1945 -- Italy: Futurism and Rationalism -- The Soviet Union -- The United States in the first half of the twentieth century -- Since 1945.
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