Architecture and the Unconscious
The book explores how architecture engages dreams, desires, imagination, memory, and emotions, how architecture can appeal to a broader scope of human experience and identity. Beginning by examining the historical development of the engagement of the unconscious in architectural discourse, and the current and historical, theoretical and practical, intersections of architecture and psychoanalysis, the volume also analyses the city and the urban condition.
Unconscious Thought in Philosophy and Psychoanalysis
Unconscious Thought in Philosophy and Psychoanalysis explores concepts throughout the history of philosophy that suggest the possibility of unconscious thought and lay the foundation for ideas of unconscious thought in modern philosophy and psychoanalysis. The book considers the workings of unconscious thought, and the role that unconscious thought plays in thinking, language, perception, and human identity. Chapters draw on a wide range of philosophers and writers from Plotinus to Sigmund Freud and Jacques Lacan.
The Contradiction Between Form and Function in Architecture
The purpose of this book is to show how the contradiction between form and function has played an important role in architecture throughout history, allowing architecture to be a form of artistic expression and a communicator of ideas about human identity. The 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 Cultural Role of Architecture
ISBN 9780415783415 / 9780415783408
The book examines the historical role of the cultural in architectural production and expression, looking at meaning and communication, tracing the formations of cultural identities. Chapters written by international academics in history, theory and philosophy of architecture, examine how different modes of representation throughout history have drawn profound meanings from cultural practices and beliefs. These are as diverse as the designs they inspire and include religious, mythic, poetic, political, and philosophical references.
Architecture as Cosmology
Lincoln Cathedral and English Gothic Architecture
Architecture as Cosmology examines the precedents, interpretations, and influences of the architecture of Lincoln Cathedral. It analyzes the origin and development of its architectural forms, which were unprecedented and were influential in the development of English Gothic architecture and in conceptions of architecture to the present day. The book emphasizes the relation of the architectural forms to medieval philosophy, focusing on the writings of Robert Grosseteste, Bishop of Lincoln.
Renaissance Theories of Vision
ISBN 9781409400240 / 9781409423997
How are processes of vision, perception, and sensation conceived in the Renaissance? How are those conceptions made manifest in the arts? The essays in this volume address these questions to establish important theoretical and philosophical bases for artistic production in the Renaissance and beyond. Contributors scrutinize the effect of evolving ideas of intellectual and physical vision on artistic practice. Artists whose work is discussed include Fra Angelico, Donatello, Leonardo da Vinci, Filippino Lippi, Giovanni Bellini, Raphael, Parmigianino, Titian, Bronzino, Johannes Gumpp and Rembrandt van Rijn.