The Founding Myths of Architecture

£19.95 | $29.95
25 x 16 cm | 9.5 x 6 in
110 ills | 176 pages
ISBN 9781907317170

Editors Konrad Buhagiar, Guillame Dreyfuss, Jens Bruenslow

The Founding Myths of Architecture brings together and discusses the work of some of the most influential and intriguing figures in the history of architecture. By returning to the authentic roots from which modern architectural thought has sprung, it explores the signi cance of the discipline in relation to the evolution of mankind.

Kari Jormakka, Fabio Barry, Pedro Azara, Caspar Pearson and Henry Dietrich Fernández are just some of the respected scholars whose writings comprise this authoritative look at the origins of architectural practice and its importance to the development of modern society. The oeuvres of Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Louis Kahn, Francesco Borromini, André Le Nôtre, Giorgio Grognet de Vassé and Marcus Vitruvius Pollio, amongst others, are visually referenced in relation to the book topics.

Published in both French and English editions, this collection of essays pushes the boundaries of architectural criticism by encompassing history and anthropology in its analysis of design theory and by moving away from a purely rational and functional understanding of architecture.