By Charalampos Politakis

The human physique has been used as either a version and metaphor in structure on the grounds that antiquity. This booklet explores the way it has been an notion for the outside type of architectural colossi over the years. It considers the physique as a resource of architectural and creative illustration and in doing so explores the result of such practices in gigantic sculptures and architectural praxis inside a philosophical discourse of house, time and media.

Architectural Colossi and the Human physique discusses the function of Platonic and Cartesian philosophy and the way philosophers akin to Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty, and theoreticians corresponding to Frascari and Pallasmaa, have obvious, defined and analysed the human physique and the position of structure and notion. Drawing upon 3 key case reports and by way of utilizing theoretical principles of Venturi and others, this ebook will offer an realizing of the position of anthromorphism and the relation and use of the human physique near to chosen architects and artists.

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