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A History of Architectural Theory : From Vitruvius to the Present - Hanno Walter Kruft

A History of Architectural Theory

From Vitruvius to the Present

Paperback Published: 1st January 1996
ISBN: 9781568980102
Number Of Pages: 706
For Ages: 13+ years old

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As the first comprehensive encyclopedic survey of Western architectural theory from Vitruvius to the present, this book is an essential resource for architects, students, teachers, historians, and theorists. Using only original sources, Kruft has undertaken the monumental task of researching, organizing, and analyzing the significant statements put forth by architectural theorists over the last two thousand years. The result is a text that is authoritative and complete, easy to read without being reductive.

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I am as astonished to find this book written, so great was the scholarship and labor involved, as I am to find it previosly unwritten, so great is the need for it. Its scale and scope is unique. Philip Tabor, Architectural Review

Prefacep. 7
Foreword to the English editionp. 11
Introduction: What is architectural theory?p. 13
Vitruvius and architectural theory in Antiquityp. 21
The Vitruvian tradition and architectural theory in the Middle Agesp. 30
Leone Battista Albertip. 41
Quattrocento theory after Albertip. 51
Vitruvian tradition in the Renaissancep. 66
Sixteenth-century codificationp. 73
Palladio and the North Italian Humanistsp. 83
The counter-Reformation, Baroque and Neo-classicismp. 93
The theory of fortificationp. 109
France in the sixteenth centuryp. 118
The Classical synthesis in seventeenth-century Francep. 124
The foundation of the French Academy of Architecture and the subsequent challenge to itp. 128
Relativist architectural aesthetics, the Enlightenment and Revolutionary architecturep. 141
Germany and the Netherlands in the sixteenth centuryp. 166
The German-speaking regions in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuriesp. 172
The Italian contribution in the eighteenth centuryp. 194
Eighteenth-century views of Antiquityp. 208
The role of Spain from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuryp. 219
Developments in England from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuryp. 229
Concepts of the gardenp. 257
Nineteenth-century France and the Ecole des Beaux-Artsp. 272
Germany in the nineteenth centuryp. 290
England in the nineteenth centuryp. 323
The United States: from Thomas Jefferson to the Chicago Schoolp. 345
Germany and its neighbours: 1890s-1945p. 364
France: 1900-1945p. 393
Italy: Futurism and Rationalismp. 403
The Soviet Unionp. 415
The United States in the first half of the twentieth centuryp. 424
Since 1945p. 434
Notes (including texts of quotations in the original language)p. 447
Platesp. [s.n.]
Bibliographyp. 613
Supplement to the Bibliographyp. 674
English-language translations of sourcesp. 681
Index of namesp. 685
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ISBN: 9781568980102
ISBN-10: 1568980108
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 13+ years old
For Grades: 8+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 706
Published: 1st January 1996
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 15.8  x 5.08
Weight (kg): 1.32