A History of Political Thought in the 16th Century (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 16)

Author: J. W. Allen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135026939

Category: Political Science

Page: 560

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This presentation of the main phases and features of political thought in the sixteenth century is based on an exhaustive study of contemporary writings in Latin, English, French, German and Italian. The book is divided into four parts. The first part deals with the new thought of Protestantism. The rest describes special ideas that emerged in England, France and Italy.

Greek Political Theory (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 18)

Author: Sir Ernest Barker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135026858

Category: Political Science

Page: 496

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Much has been written about the interpretation of Plato in the last thirty years. Once interpreted as a revolutionary of the left, and a prophet of Socialism, he has lately been interpreted as a revolutionary of the Right and a forerunner of Fascism. In this book Plato appears as himself – a revolutionary indeed, and even an authoritarian, but a revolutionary of the pure idea of the Good, and an authoritarian of the pure reason, unattached either to the Right or the Left.

The Ideal City

In Its Architectural Evolution in Europe

Author: Helen Rosenau

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415417791

Category: Social Science

Page: 195

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The concept of the 'ideal city' is, perhaps, more important today - when planners and architects are so firmly confined by considerations of our immediate environment - than ever before. Yet it is a concept which has profoundly influenced the western world throughout history, both as a regulative model and as an inspiration. Rosenau traces the progress of the concept from biblical sources through the hellenistic and Roman empires to the Renaissance and the later Age of Enlightenment, when the emphasis shifted from religious to social considerations. She goes on to discuss the resultant nineteenth-century ideal planning, when the idea of social betterment was approached with a specific and conscious effort. This book was first published in 1983.

Wo Architekten arbeiten / Where Architects Work

Author: Nils Ballhausen

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3038210544

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

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Wie sieht es eigentlich bei denen aus, die täglich über gutes Bauen nachdenken? Wo entstehen die Ideen und Entwürfe für zeitgenössische Architektur? 76 Architekturbüros aus dem deutschsprachigen und internationalen Raum gewähren Einblicke in ihre Räumlichkeiten. Jedes Architekturbüro ist mit einer Aussenansicht, einem Innenraumfoto und einer Grundrisszeichnung dargestellt, in der zudem die Arbeitsplätze der Inhaber markiert sind. So werden nicht nur Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschiede zwischen den Architekten anschaulich, sondern auch die interne Organisation der Büros und die Haltung, die das jeweilige Gebäude ausdrückt. Die Räume, in denen Architekten heute arbeiten und Besuch empfangen, erzählen von einem Berufstand, der sich polyglott, bodenständig, provisorisch, ehrlich, ironisch, seriös oder verspielt gibt. Gearbeitet wird in Wolkenkratzern und Scheunen, in Stadt- und in Lagerhäusern, am Wasser und im Wald. Die exemplarischen Einblicke in 76 Architekturbüros werden von einer grundlegenden Betrachtung über Kontinuitäten und Brüche des Typus „Atelier/Studio“ begleitet.

Paris

An Architectural History

Author: Anthony Sutcliffe

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300068863

Category: Architecture

Page: 221

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In this extensively illustrated work, one of Paris' leading historians links the beauty of the city to its harmonious architecture, the product of a powerful tradition of classical design running from the Renaissance through the 20th century.

Gardner’s Art through the Ages: Backpack Edition

Author: Fred Kleiner

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 084003055X

Category: Art

Page: 216

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GARDNER’S ART THROUGH THE AGES, BACKPACK EDITION: BOOK B: THE MIDDLE AGES is part of an easy-to-carry six-volume set. The most widely-read history of art and architecture in the English language for over 85 years, this beautifully-illustrated set includes new features that make it easier than ever for your students to master the material. Author and award-winning scholar-teacher Fred Kleiner has set a new standard for art history textbooks, continuing GARDNER’S tradition of impeccable reliability and scholarship. The 14th Edition includes a new chapter dedicated to contemporary art worldwide (Books E & F), coverage of over 300 new images, new pedagogical features, images that have been upgraded for clarity and color-fidelity, and more. A comprehensive, integrated set of digital resources brings course content to life, providing students with the tools they need to excel in your class, regardless of their learning styles. GARDNER’s has built its stellar reputation on the inclusion of the most significant images, discussions of the images in their full historical and cultural contexts, reproductions of unsurpassed quality, scholarship that is up-to-date, the consistent voice of a single storyteller, and more online help for students and instructors than any other art survey text. Over 100 reviewers, all experts in their fields, contributed to the accuracy of this edition. CourseMate, the online learning environment that can be used on its own or as an LMS-specific course cartridge, provides an interactive experience for exploration, study, and development of critical thinking skills. It includes an interactive eBook, all images included within the text, nearly 300 videos, audio resources, image flashcards, a printable Slide Guide for note-taking, and much more. Dynamic lecture tools will save instructors time in preparing for class -- a Digital Image Library with full zoom capabilities, side-by-side comparisons, and Google Earth integration. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Classical Orders of Architecture

Author: Robert Chitham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136358951

Category: Architecture

Page: 232

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This is the only publication that presents a modern interpretation of the Classical Orders. The new edition of this successful title now includes the proportions in both metric and imperial measurements to make the orders more accessible and to provide a valuable reference for designers. The inclusion of both 100-part and 96-part systems of proportion is underpinned by an essay on James Gibbs - one of the 18th century authors of standardized proportioning systems - and his influence in America. Along with additional plates, this book gives a clear introduction to those not familiar with the classical genre and is an easy to follow guide which assists architects, interior designers and conservators with the quality of their design.

Encyclopedia of Monasticism

Author: William M. Johnston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113678716X

Category: Reference

Page: 2000

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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Making of Home

The 500-year story of how our houses became homes

Author: Judith Flanders

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 1782393781

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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The idea that 'home' is a special place, a separate place, a place where we can be our true selves, is so obvious to us today that we barely pause to think about it. But, as Judith Flanders shows in this revealing book, 'home' is a relatively new concept. When in 1900 Dorothy assured the citizens of Oz that 'There is no place like home', she was expressing a view that was a culmination of 300 years of economic, physical and emotional change. In The Making of Home, Flanders traces the evolution of the house across northern Europe and America from the sixteenth to the early twentieth century, and paints a striking picture of how the homes we know today differ from homes through history. The transformation of houses into homes, she argues, was not a private matter, but an essential ingredient in the rise of capitalism and the birth of the Industrial Revolution. Without 'home', the modern world as we know it would not exist, and as Flanders charts the development of ordinary household objects - from cutlery, chairs and curtains, to fitted kitchens, plumbing and windows - she also peels back the myths that surround some of our most basic assumptions, including our entire notion of what it is that makes a family. As full of fascinating detail as her previous bestsellers, The Making of Home is also a book teeming with original and provocative ideas.

Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit

Drei Studien zur Kunstsoziologie

Author: Walter Benjamin

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518734059

Category: Philosophy

Page: 112

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Walter Benjamin beschreibt in dem Aufsatz Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit die geschichtlichen, sozialen und ästhetischen Prozesse, die mit der technischen Reproduzierbarkeit des Kunstwerkes zusammenhängen. In die Reihe der kunstsoziologischen Arbeiten Benjamins gehören auch die beiden hier zum ersten Mal in Buchform veröffentlichten Texte: Kleine Geschichte der Photographie (1931) und Eduard Fuchs, der Sammler und der Historiker (1937). Sie erhärten Benjamins Einsichten am Einzelfall.

Künstler der Renaissance

Lebensbeschreibungen der ausgezeichnetsten Maler Bildhauer und Architekten der Renaissance

Author: Giorgio Vasari

Publisher: Tredition Classics

ISBN: 9783842494183

Category:

Page: 296

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Dieses Werk ist Teil der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS. Der Verlag tredition aus Hamburg veroffentlicht in der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS Werke aus mehr als zwei Jahrtausenden. Diese waren zu einem Grossteil vergriffen oder nur noch antiquarisch erhaltlich. Mit der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS verfolgt tredition das Ziel, tausende Klassiker der Weltliteratur verschiedener Sprachen wieder als gedruckte Bucher zu verlegen - und das weltweit! Die Buchreihe dient zur Bewahrung der Literatur und Forderung der Kultur. Sie tragt so dazu bei, dass viele tausend Werke nicht in Vergessenheit geraten

Forms of English History in Literature, Landscape, and Architecture

Author: J. Twyning

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137284706

Category: Art

Page: 250

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An exploration of the way English literature has interacted with architectural edifices and the development of landscape as a national style from the Middle Ages to the 19th Century. Analyzing texts in relation to cultural artefacts, each chapter demonstrates the self-conscious production of English consciousness as its most enduring history.

History of Architectural Conservation

Author: Jukka Jokilehto

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136398503

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 368

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A History of Architectural Conservation expands knowledge about the conservation of ancient monuments, works of art and historic buildings. It includes the origins of the interest in conservation within the European context, and the development of the concepts from Antiquity and the Renaissance to the present day. Jokilehto illustrates how this development has influenced international collaboration in the protection and conservation of cultural heritage, and how it has formed the principal concepts and approach to conservation and restoration in today's multi-cultural society. This book is based on archival research of original documents and the study of key restoration examples in countries that have influenced the international conservation movement. Accessible and of great interest to students and the general public it includes conservation trends in Europe, the USA, India, Iran and Japan.

Architectural Model as Machine

Author: Albert Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136428879

Category: Architecture

Page: 192

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This book offers an explanation of why scale models are important to the design process. Albert Smith takes the reader through the history and significance of models in architecture from the magic of the Egyptian scale model to the present day. Through this description of the relationship between architecture and the scale model, Smith demonstrates the most effective process between concept and 'machine', between the idea and the final building. The great value of this book is to reveal the nature of the scale model and to unlock the tremendous potential of this design tool as a thinking and communicative advice. His chronological analysis goes on from Egypt through Rome to the relationship between the Greek paradigm scale model and then on to Medieval and Renaissance models. It concludes with the models of the Spanish architect Antonio Gaudi, the Russian Constructivists, the American architect Louis Khan and finally looks at the role of scale models in the present day through the work of the Polish/American architect Daniel Libeskind and the American Frank Gehry.

Architecture, Animal, Human

The Asymmetrical Condition

Author: Catherine T. Ingraham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135993386

Category: Architecture

Page: 376

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This book looks at specific instances in the Renaissance, Enlightenment and our own time when architectural ideas and ideas of biological life come into close proximity with each other. These convergences are fascinating and complex, offering new insights into architecture and its role. Establishing architecture as a product of the ascendancy of the position of human life, the author shows here that while architecture is dependent on life forces for its existence, at the same time it must be, at some level, indifferent to the life within it. Life, for its part, privileges itself above all else, and seeks to continuously expand its field of expression. This, then, is the asymmetrical condition, and to understand it is to gain important new theoretical perspectives into the nature of architecture.

Perspective, Projections and Design

Technologies of Architectural Representation

Author: Mario Carpo,Frédérique Lemerle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135657076

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

View: 1996

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The essays selected for this book, presented in chronological order, discuss various aspects of image-making technologies, geometrical knowledge and tools for architectural design, focusing in particular on two historical periods marked by comparable patterns of technological and cultural change. The first is the Renaissance; characterized by the rediscovery of linear perspectives and the simultaneous rise of new formats for architectural drawing and design on paper; the second, the contemporary rise of digital technologies and the simultaneous rise of virtual reality and computer-based design and manufacturing. Many of the contributing authors explore the parallel between the invention of the perspectival paradigm in early-modern Europe and the recent development of digitized virtual reality. This issue in turn bears on the specific purposes of architectural design, where various representational tools and devices are used to visualize bi-dimensional aspects of objects that must be measured and eventually built in three-dimensional space.

The Contradiction Between Form and Function in Architecture

Author: John Shannon Hendrix

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135093466

Category: Architecture

Page: 232

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Continuing the themes that have been addressed in The Humanities in Architectural Design and The Cultural Role of Architecture, this book illustrates the important role that a contradiction between form and function plays in compositional strategies in architecture. The contradiction between form and function is seen as a device for poetic expression, for the expression of ideas, in architecture. Here the role of the terms "form" and "function" are analyzed throughout the history of architecture and architectural theory, from Vitruvius to the present, with particular emphasis on twentieth-century functionalism. Historical examples are given from Ancient, Classical, Islamic, Christian, Byzantine, Gothic, Renaissance, Mannerist, and Neoclassical architecture, and from movements in the twentieth century to the present. In addition philosophical issues such as lineamenti, Vorstellung, différance, dream construction, deep structure and surface structure, topology theory, self-generation, and immanence are explored in relation to the compositions and writings of architects throughout history. This book contributes to the project of re-establishing architecture as a humanistic discipline, to re-establish an emphasis on the expression of ideas, and on the ethical role of architecture to engage the intellect of the observer and to represent human identity.

The Evolution of the Grand Tour

Anglo-Italian Cultural Relations since the Renaissance

Author: Edward Chaney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317973674

Category: History

Page: 432

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The Grand Tour has become a subject of major interest to scholars and general readers interested in exploring the historic connections between nations and their intellectual and artistic production. Although traditionally associated with the eighteenth century, when wealthy Englishmen would complete their education on the continent, the Grand Tour is here investigated in a wider context, from the decline of the Roman Empire to recent times. Authors from Chaucer to Erasmus came to mock the custom but even the Reformation did not stop the urge to travel. From the mid-sixteenth century, northern Europeans justified travel to the south in terms of education. The English had previously travelled to Italy to study the classics; now they travelled to learn Italian and study medicine, diplomacy, dancing, riding, fencing, and, eventually, art and architecture. Famous men, and an increasing proportion of women, all contributed to establishing a convention which eventually came to dominate European culture. Documenting the lives and travels of these personalities, Professor Chaney's remarkable book provides a complete picture of one of the most fascinating phenomena in the history of western civilisation.