9781568989945

Philosophy for Architects

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  • ISBN13:

    9781568989945

  • ISBN10:

    1568989946

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/29/2011
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books Llc
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Philosophy for Architects is an engaging and easy-to-grasp introduction to philosophical questions of interest to students of architectural theory. Topics include Aristotle's theories of "visual imagination" and their relevance to digital design, the problem of optical correction as explored by Plato, Hegel's theory of zeitgeist, and Kant's examinations of space and aesthetics, among others. Focusing primarily on nineteenth- and twentieth-century philosophy, it provides students with a wider perspective concerningphilosophical problems that come up in contemporary architectural debates.

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