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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Melissa rated it really liked it May 13, Function cannot be understood as a purpose arbitrarily applied.

Colin Rowe and the importance he places on Mannerism throughout the essay suggests that he sees meaning as existing solely within the individual. This is a total flashback for me — back to architecture school at Cornell in the 70’s. Books by Colin Rowe.

During his life he taught briefly at the University of Texas at Austin and, for one year, at the University of Cambridge in England. Newer Post Older Post Home.

For example, the presence of elements of a different scale in immediate juxtaposition in Modern and Mannerist architecture lead to the conclusion that both architectural movements, Mannerism and Modern, had a commonality. Not all of the essays are great, but it’s still fun to read anything written by Colin Rowe. Stephen Mueller rated it it was ok May 26, Ouldouz Fazlali rated it it was amazing Dec 05, Michelle rated it really liked it Jan 22, Only if the individual sees meaning can such a focus on elements and devices be acceptable.


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Function cannot be divorced from the object as a whole. Many of the essays are classics and it was good to re-read them all these archtecture later.

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Mallorie Chase rated it liked it Aug 18, Mannerist architecture as well as Post-modern architecture sees a problem with function and reacts by employing contradictory devices; columns that do not support, midern that are impossible to climb.

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Function understood in a meaningful way is not seen as a device, nor a contrivance. Want to Read saving…. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Sophia rated it it was amazing Apr 06, Colin Rowe uses a technique of comparative analysis in order to come to some conclusion clin Mannerism and Modern Architecture.

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The Mathematics of the Ideal Villa and Other Essays

This focusing on individual elements is a result of self-centred and cosmos-ignored manner of looking. Return to Book Page. Kanan rated it really liked it Sep 12, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Gizem rated it liked it Jul 06, This collection of an important architectural theorist’s essays considers and compares designs by Palladio and Le Corbusier, discusses mannerism and modern architecture, architectural vocabulary in the 19th century, the architecture of Chicago, neoclassicism and modern architecture, and the architecture of utopia.

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