eBook Modern Architectural Theory, 1st Edition

  • Harry Francis Mallgrave
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  • ISBN-10: 0511481055
  • ISBN-13: 9780511481055
  • DDC: 720.9
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 522 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2005 | Published/Released October 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2005
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Modern Architectural Theory is the first book to provide a comprehensive survey of architectural theory, primarily in Europe and the United States, during three centuries of development. In this synthetic overview, Harry Mallgrave examines architectural discourse within its social and political context. He explores the philosophical and conceptual evolution of its ideas, discusses the relation of theory to the practice of building, and, most importantly, considers the words of the architects themselves, as they contentiously shaped Western architecture.