The Emergence of Modern Architecture by Liane Lefaivre
A Documentary History, from 1000 to 1810

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A cognitive history of the emergence of modern architecture. Cutting across disciplinarian and institutional divisions as we know them today, this book reconstructs developments within the framework of a cognitive history of the past. Modern is here taken to mean the radical re-thinking of architecture from the end of the tenth century in Europe to the end of the eighteenth century. Among the key debates that mark the period are those that oppose tradition to innovation, canon to discovery, geometrical formality to natural picturesqueness, the functional to the hedonistic.

About Liane Lefaivre

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Liane Lefaivre is Professor and Chair of History and Theory of Architecture, University of Applied Art, Vienna, and Research Associate at the Technical University of Delft. Alexander Tzonis is professor emeritus of architectural theory and design methods at the University of Technology of Delft. He is the author or coauthor of numerous books, including "Architecture in Europe since 1968," "Between Memory and Invention," and "Le Corbusier: Poetics of Machine and Metaphor." Alkistis Rodi is an architect based in Athens.
Published July 31, 2004 by Routledge. 552 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Arts & Photography, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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