Body and Building : Essays on the Changing Relation of Body and ArchitectureOther(s) author(s) : Dodds, George, [editore] ; Tavernor, Robert, [editore]Language : EnglishCambridge, London : The MIT, 2002427 orrialde : zuri-beltzeko irudiak ; 24 cm(Ikus) Testua: bitartekorik gabeISBN : 0-262-04195-2.Architecture -- Human factors | Architecture -- Studies, essays, etc |
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Testuak: George Baird, William Braham, George Dodds, Paul Emmons, Marcia F. Feuerstein, Kenneth Frampton, Marco Frascari, Vittorio Gregotti, Karsten Harries, Vaughan Hart, Neil Leach, David Leatherbarrow, Harry Francis Mallgrave, John Onians, Alina Payne, Simon Pepper, Alberto Pérez-Gómez, Richard Sennett, Robert Tavernor, Dalibor Vesely eta Mark Wilson Jones.
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.