Architecture, Liberty and Civic Order

Architecture, Liberty and Civic Order

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This book brings to light central topics that are neglected in current histories and theories of architecture and urbanism. It traces two models for the practice of architecture. One follows the ancient model in which the architect renders his service to serve the interests of others; it survives and is dominant in modernism. The other, first formulated in the fifteenth century by Leon Battista Alberti, has the architect use his talent in coordination with others to contribute to the common good of a republican civil order that seeks to protect its own liberty and that of its citizens. It stresses the importance and urgency, of restoring traditional practices so that we can build just, beautiful, and sustainable cities and rural districts.... but those around him in the ecole were smothering it. his extended essay concerning the representational arts, Essay . ... Largely ignored until a few decades ago, his ideas have now become accessible in a masterful translation andanbsp;...

Title:Architecture, Liberty and Civic Order
Author:Professor Carroll William Westfall
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2015-07-28


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