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Description - Disclosing Horizons by Professor Nicholas Temple

This study examines the influence of perspective on architecture, highlighting how critical historical changes in the representation and perception of space continue to inform the way architects design. Since its earliest developments, perspective was conceived as an exemplary form of representation that served as an ideal model of how everyday existence could be measured and ultimately judged. Temple argues that underlying the symbolic and epistemological meanings of perspective there prevails a deeply embedded redemptive view of the world that is deemed perfectible. Temple explores this idea through a genealogical investigation of the cultural and philosophical contexts of perspective throughout history, highlighting how these developments influenced architectural thought. This broad historical enquiry is accompanied by a series of case-studies of modern or contemporary buildings, each demonstrating a particular affinity with the accompanying historical model of perspective.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415283571
ISBN-10: 0415283574
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 159mm x mm)
Pages: 308
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Professor Nicholas Temple

Nicholas Temple is Professor of Architectural Design at the School of Architecture of the University of Lincoln, having previously taught at the University of Liverpool, Leeds Metropolitan University, the University of Nottingham and the University of Pennsylvania.

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