The Resource Thirteen ways : theoretical investigations in architecture, Robert Harbison

Thirteen ways : theoretical investigations in architecture, Robert Harbison

Label
Thirteen ways : theoretical investigations in architecture
Title
Thirteen ways
Title remainder
theoretical investigations in architecture
Statement of responsibility
Robert Harbison
Title variation
13 ways
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In his latest book, Robert Harbison offers a novel interpretation of what architectural theory might look like. The title, like everything Harbison selects, is not what it seems at first glance. It is neither a misnomer for the book's ten chapters nor a reference to the investigation it contains, but rather an echo of Wallace Stevens's poem "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird." Like the poem, Harbison's work is a composite structure built of oblique meanings and astonishing shifts that add up to an engaging portrait - in this case a portrait of architecture in which use, symbol, and metaphor coexist
  • The chapter titles indicate Harbison's themes, all of which bear parallel, implied, or tangential relations to architecture: Sculpture, Machines, the Body, Landscape, Models, Ideas, Politics, the Sacred, Subjectivity, and Memory. The journey through the chapters is roughly a journey from the physical to the metaphysical, a journey that is at once poetic, technical, and philosophical. As in his previous books, Harbison examines his subjects with as few preconceptions as possible, taking familiar concepts and stripping away all associations until they become strange, producing ideas that are refreshing and new for architecture. Once again Harbison has produced a visually stirring text with minimal illustrations, implying the superiority of language over image
  • His narrative moves rapidly between different centuries, between the center and the edge, between buildings and things that resemble buildings in one or more ways - dioramas, paintings, natural formations, and human institutions. The book straddles the ground between the intellect and the senses, leading the reader beyond the realm of theory and practice into the universe of the imagination, where "space" is experienced as something touched, seen, and thought
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harbison, Robert
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA2500
LC item number
.H372 1997
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Architecture
  • Architecture et philosophie
  • Architecture
  • Bouwkunst
  • Filosofische aspecten
  • Architecture
Label
Thirteen ways : theoretical investigations in architecture, Robert Harbison
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sculpture -- Machines -- The body -- Landscape -- Models -- Ideas -- Politics -- The sacred -- Subjectivity -- Memory
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xi, 205 p.
Isbn
9780262581707
Lccn
96044542
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35723596
  • (OCoLC)ocm35723596
Label
Thirteen ways : theoretical investigations in architecture, Robert Harbison
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sculpture -- Machines -- The body -- Landscape -- Models -- Ideas -- Politics -- The sacred -- Subjectivity -- Memory
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xi, 205 p.
Isbn
9780262581707
Lccn
96044542
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35723596
  • (OCoLC)ocm35723596

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