Posted by Mat on August 26, 2003 at 23:57:51:
In Reply to: architectural theory / philosopy posted by nancy on August 26, 2003 at 04:30:43:
Rowe's essay (and I assume you are talking about "The Mathematics of the Ideal Villa") is actually quite funny to read. He starts with some gross generalisations showing how 'similar' the two buildings are and then spends the rest of the essay telling us how different they are. Not particularly convincing with a bit of hindsight.
Try Mitrovic's essay in Modernity, Modernism and the other Modern (I think it is published by now). He essentially suggests that all the Modernist's comparisons with classical architects/proportional theory etc were only means of justifying themselves.
Its worth reading for another point of view.
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