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Ontology of Construction, first published in 1994, explores theories of construction in modern architecture, with a particular focus on the relationship between nihilism of technology and architecture. Providing an historical context to the concept of making, the essays collected in this volume articulate the implications of technology in works by such architects as Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Adolf Loos and Mies van der Rohe. Also provided is an interpretation of Gottfried Semper's discourse on the Tectonic and the relationship between architecture and other crafts. Emphasising 'fabrication' as a critical theme for contemporary architectural theory and practice, Ontology of Construction is a provocative contribution to the current debate in these areas.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521586450
ISBN-10: 0521586453
Format: Paperback
(253mm x 177mm x 8mm)
Pages: 142
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Mar-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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