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ISBN:
069100322X
Author:
Roger Scruton
Category:
Architecture
Language:
English
Publisher:
Princeton University Press (February 1, 1980)
Pages:
320 pages
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1943 kb
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4.6
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This is a highly readable book, valuable in its examination of philosophical concepts in the immediate context of architecture, and valuable in its overview of architecture itself. -Kenneth Nugent, Month.

Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). This is a highly readable book, valuable in its examination of philosophical concepts in the immediate context of architecture, and valuable in its overview of architecture itself. This is an important book which deserves to be read, not just by students and academics, but by all who take an intelligent interest in architecture. -Peter F. Smith, RIBA Journal.

The Aesthetics of Architecture book. In this important book, Roger Scruton calls for a return to first principles in contemporary architectural theory, contending that the aesthetic of architecture is, in its very Architecture is distinguished from other art forms by its sense of function, its localized quality, its technique, its public and nonpersonal character, and its continuity with the decorative arts.

The Aesthetics of Architecture. Scruton takes his readers on a journey through aesthetic theory and tries in every sense to apply them directly to architecture. By using theories from Kant, Marx, Freud, Hume, Alberti, Ruskin and many others on topics such as constructivism, and literary theory, Scruton tries to find the essence of architecture. Has architecture an essence? "This book is powerful and unusual.

The Aesthetics of Architecture is clear and rigorous in argument, but also brilliantly imaginative and illuminating

The Aesthetics of Architecture is clear and rigorous in argument, but also brilliantly imaginative and illuminating. This is simply the most important treatment of its subject and it will be read for so long as that subject is discussed. -John Haldane, University of St Andrews. Scruton presents a brilliant critique of the principles of architecture held as dogma by many architects.

In this important book, Roger Scruton calls for a return to first principles in contemporary architectural theory, contending that the aesthetic of architecture is, in its very essence, an aesthetic of everyday life. Aesthetic understanding is inseparable from a sense of detail and style, from which the appropriate, the expressive, the beautiful, and the proportionate take their meaning. Scruton provides incisive critiques of the romantic, functionalist, and rationalist theories of design, and of the Freudian, Marxist, and semiological approaches to aesthetic value.

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  • Fesho
Scruton has created a profound argument for a way of considering the way architecture effects peoples lives and society overall. Through his criteria, we can make find a way back to a more humane and enriching environment.
  • Foiuost
This is an extraordinarily fruitful book for serious working architect and thoughtful student alike. It is *beautifully* written: vivid turns of phrase on every page carry a reader through a complex topic. Although his concluding paragraphs flatter a reactionary taste, his line of thought will enrich the work of even the most determined Modernist. Scruton's argument is narrow, but he is not wrong.
  • Raniconne
Ordered the wrong book.
  • Tuliancel
Scruton takes his readers on a journey through aesthetic theory and tries in every sense to apply them directly to architecture. By using theories from Kant, Marx, Freud, Hume, Alberti, Ruskin and many others on topics such as constructivism, and literary theory, Scruton tries to find the essence of architecture. Has architecture an essence?
The book seemed to have many topics that were mentioned but not neccessarily completed which led to (at times) difficult reading and lost thought. The book also was biased in the sense that it praised the past and was unsure of the present and future of architecture.
For those that have an inherent interest in aesthetics, architecture (particulary classical architecture), and classical thinking this is a good book to read.