By Charalampos Politakis
The human physique has been used as either a version and metaphor in structure on account that antiquity. This booklet explores the way it has been an notion for the outside type of architectural colossi over the years. It considers the physique as a resource of architectural and inventive illustration and in doing so explores the result of such practices in titanic sculptures and architectural praxis inside of a philosophical discourse of area, time and media.
Architectural Colossi and the Human physique discusses the function of Platonic and Cartesian philosophy and the way philosophers resembling Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty, and theoreticians akin to Frascari and Pallasmaa, have visible, defined and analysed the human physique and the position of structure and conception. Drawing upon 3 key case reviews and by means of utilising theoretical principles of Venturi and others, this e-book will offer an knowing of the function of anthromorphism and the relation and use of the human physique on the subject of chosen architects and artists.
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