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Rawan Jaara rated it liked it Oct 01, Thanks for telling us about the problem. This is a total flashback for me — back to architecture school at Cornell in the 70’s.

Function cannot be understood as a purpose arbitrarily applied. Outward appearances should resemble inner purposes, and function cannot be divorced from aesthetics. Refresh and try again.

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Function understood in a meaningful way is not seen as a device, nor a contrivance. 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. Lists with This Book.

Gizem rated it liked it Jul 06, Colin Rowe was a British-born, American-naturalised architectural historian, critic, theoretician, and teacher; acknowledged as a major intellectual influence on world architecture and urbanism in the second half of the twentieth century and beyond, particularly in the fields of city planning, regeneration, and urban design.


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Nik Nedev rated it it was amazing Nov 30, Mannerist architecture as well as Post-modern architecture sees a problem with function and reacts by employing contradictory devices; columns that do not support, stairs that are impossible to climb. Pablo rated it it was amazing Jan 06, Culicidae Press rated it it was amazing Feb 10, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Many of the essays are classics and it was good to re-read them all these years later. Kanan rated it really liked it Sep 12, Melissa rated it really liked it May 13, 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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Colin Rowe uses a technique of comparative analysis in order to come to some conclusion about Mannerism and Modern Architecture. Only if the individual sees meaning can such a focus on elements and devices be acceptable. Not all of the essays are great, but it’s still fun to read anything written by Colin Rowe.


Tom M rated it it was amazing Aug 17, Paperbackpages. This focusing on individual elements is a result of self-centred and cosmos-ignored manner of looking. Esteban rated it it was amazing Nov 06, Curtis Presley rated it it was amazing Dec 25, Return to Book Page. In he was awarded the Gold Medal by the Royal Institute of British Architects, the professional group’s highest honor.

Ouldouz Fazlali rated it it was amazing Dec 05, Sharon rated it liked it May 27, Open Preview See a Problem? Justin rated it really liked it Nov 23, Trivia About The Mathematics o Function cannot be divorced from the object as a whole.

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