Body and Building: Essays on the Changing Relation of Body and Architecture - The MIT Press (Paperback)
  • Body and Building: Essays on the Changing Relation of Body and Architecture - The MIT Press (Paperback)
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Body and Building: Essays on the Changing Relation of Body and Architecture - The MIT Press (Paperback)

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Paperback 438 Pages / Published: 11/02/2005
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Essays on the changing relationship of the human body and architecture. Since Greek antiquity, the human body has been regarded as a microcosm of universal harmony. In this book, an international group of architects, architectural historians, and theorists examines the relation of the human body and architecture. The essays view well-known buildings, texts, paintings, ornaments, and landscapes from the perspective of the body's physical, psychological, and spiritual needs and pleasures. Topics include Greek temples; the churches of Tadao Ando in Japan; Renaissance fortresses and paintings; the body, space, and dwelling in Wright's and Schindler's houses in North America; the corporeal dimension of Carlo Scarpa's landscapes and gardens; theory from Vitruvius to the Renaissance and Enlightenment; and Freudian psychoanalysis. The essays are framed by an appreciation of architectural historian and theorist Joseph Rykwert's influential work on the subject.

Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780262541831
Number of pages: 438
Weight: 1338 g
Dimensions: 229 x 203 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A fitting tribute to the first 75 years of the Rykwert stable. -Building Design
...fascinating essays of lasting interest, to which a short review cannot do justice. -Kate Fusin, The Architect's Journal

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