Introduction to Architectural Philosophies
Students begin to familiarize themselves with some of the competing philosophies underlying
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Cottom-Winslow, M. (1995). Environmental design: Architecture and technology. New York: PBC International, Inc.
Examines the effects of modern technologies on the activity of architecture. Contains wonderful pictures.
Kolb, D. (1990). Postmodern sophistications: Philosophy, architecture, and tradition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Discussion of modernism and postmodernism in architecture, and the effects these schools of thought have on current thinking about architecture.
Vickery, R. L., Jr. (1983). Sharing architecture. Virginia: University Press of Virginia.
Designed for the reader interested in knowing why structures are built in a certain manner. Defines terms, descripes factors that determine how a building will be built, explores relevant philosophies of beauty and function.
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