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Author Meninato, Pablo, author

Title Unexpected affinities : the history of type in architectural project from Laugier to Duchamp / Pablo Meninato
Published New York : Routledge, 2018
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Contents Chapter Introduction -- part Part 1 Nineteenth Century--Origins, Imitation, Type -- chapter 1 Towards an Inaugural Definition of Type -- chapter 2 Semper's Knot -- part Part II Twentieth Century--Shifting Considerations -- chapter 3 Modern Architecture's Uncertain Consideration of Type -- chapter 4 Typology Reconsidered -- part Part 3 Type and Project--Alteration Tactics -- chapter 5 Typological Alterations -- chapter 6 Affinities: Typological Displacement and Readymade
Summary While the concept of "type" has been present in architectural discourse since its formal introduction at the end of the eighteenth century, its role in the development of architectural projects has not been comprehensively analyzed. This book proposes a reassessment of architectural type throughout history and its impact on the development of architectural theory and practice. Beginning with Laugier's 1753 Essay on Architecture, Unexpected Affinities: The History of Type in the Architectural Project from Laugier to Duchamp traces type through nineteenth- and twentiethth-century architectural movements and thoeries, culminating in a discussion of the affinities between architectural type and Duchamp's concept of the readymade. Includes oversixty black and white images
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Architecture -- Philosophy
ARCHITECTURE -- Adaptive Reuse & Renovation.
ARCHITECTURE -- Buildings -- Landmarks & Monuments.
ARCHITECTURE -- Professional Practice.
ARCHITECTURE -- Reference.
Architecture -- Philosophy.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017056708
ISBN 1351104934
9781351104937 (mobi)
9781351104944 (ePub)
9781351104951 (web pdf)
9781351104982 (Master)
(hardback ; alk. paper)