The Dynamics of Architectural Form
The power of the visual effects exerted by architecture, in our own time and in the past, has been largely neglected in recent discussion, with its focus on practical utility and other economic and social factors. Such an account of the human needs met by architecture remains sadly incomplete unless the expressive visual qualities of buildings are recognized as among their...more
Paperback, 289 pages
Published February 7th 1978 by University of California Press
(first published 1977)
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This book was written in the 70's and so is strongly based on the schools of architectural thought of that time emphasizing on visual perception as being a fundamental factor in creating dynamic spaces. All the arguments in this book are solely based on an psychological perspective towards how space is perceived and it rejects the possibility of basing spatial creations on the Newtonian assumption of an absolute entity. It concludes that the design of a building is the spatial organization of th...more