The Architectural Project

The Architectural Project

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qCorona-Martinez demonstrates how representation plays a substantial role in determining both the notion and the character of architecture, and he traces this relationship from the Rennaissance into the Modern era, giving detailed considerations of Functionalism and Typology. His argument clarifies the continuity in the practice of design method through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, a continuity that has been obscured by the emphasis on changing goals instead of design procedures, and examines the influences of modernity and the legend of the Bauhaus.q qArchitectural schooling, he suggests, has had a decisive role in the transmission of these practices. He concludes that the methods formalized in Beaux Arts teaching are not only still with us but are in good part responsible for the stylistic instability that haunts Modern architecture.q--BOOK JACKET.I will try to convert her time-honored method into an analogical tool by pointing out that this essay by Alfonso ... raised by this extraordinary book is: a€œWhat does the author mean by a€œan essay on the architectural projecta€ (from the Spanish title anbsp;...

Title:The Architectural Project
Author: Alfonso Corona-Martínez
Publisher:Texas A&M University Press - 2003-01-15

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