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The Cultural Role of Architecture

Contemporary and Historical Perspectives

The Cultural Role of Architecture by Paul Emmons
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Exploring the ambiguities of how we define the word ‘culture’ in our global society, this book identifies its imprint on architectural ideas. It 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.

Taylor and Francis; November 2012
256 pages; ISBN 9781135765439
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Title: The Cultural Role of Architecture
Author: Paul Emmons; Jane Lomholt; John Shannon Hendrix
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