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Built upon love architectural longing after ethics and aesthetics Rating: 6,6/10 1895 reviews

Built upon Love

built upon love architectural longing after ethics and aesthetics

Eros, as first imagined by the early lyric poets of classical Greece, is the invisible force at the root of our capacity to create and comprehend the poetic image. The forced polarity between form and function in considerations of architecture -- opposing art to social interests, ethics to poetic expression -- obscures the deep connections between ethical and poetical values in architectural tradition. He charts the ethical dimension of architecture, tracing the connections between philia -- the love of friends that entails mutual responsibility among equals -- and architectural program. Modernity has rightly rejected past architectural excesses, but, Perez-Gomez argues, the materialistic and technological alternatives it proposes do not answer satisfactorily the complex desire that defines humanity. His erudite narrative helps us understand the essence of architectural pleasure and its origins in the longing for beauty. In Built upon Love Pèrez-Gómez uncovers the relationship between love and architecture in order to find the points of contact between poetics and ethics--between the architect's wish to design a beautiful world and architecture's imperative to provide a better place for society. Eros, as first imagined by the early lyric poets of classical Greece, is the invisible force at the root of our capacity to create and comprehend the poetic image.

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built upon love architectural longing after ethics and aesthetics

. The poetic word is multivocal. The forced polarity between form and function in considerations of architecture--opposing art to social interests, ethics to poetic expression--obscures the deep connections between ethical and poetical values in architectural tradition. He charts the ethical dimension of architecture, tracing the connections between philia -- the love of friends that entails mutual responsibility among equals -- and architectural program. Eros, as first imagined by the early lyric poets of classical Greece, is the invisible force at the root of our capacity to create and comprehend the poetic image. True architecture is concerned with far more than fashionable form, affordable homes, and sustainable development; it responds to a desire for an eloquent place to dwell—one that lovingly provides a sense of order resonant with our dreams.

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Built upon Love

built upon love architectural longing after ethics and aesthetics

His aim is not to replace reason with desire; instead, it is to show the insufficiency of the former and the unacknowledged importance of the latter for the making of good architecture. He never even explains anything about how buildings and cosmology are related well, maybe with one or two disjointed words for every fifty or a hundred he spends reiterating his interest in Plato. Finally, he uncovers connections between ethics and poetics, describing a contemporary practice of architecture under the sign of love, incorporating both eros and philia. Informed by an extraordinary understanding of both the history of building and the history of ideas, it reminds us that, to the extent that architecture allows itself to be ruled by the material and political realities of our technological world, it loses sight of the bittersweet love that alone can ground both the ethics and the poetics of architecture. His aim is not to replace reason with desire; instead, it is to show the insufficiency of the former and the unacknowledged importance of the latter for the making of good architecture. Pérez-Gómez examines the nature of architectural form in the light of eros, seduction, and the tradition of the poetic image in Western architecture. In Built upon Love Perez-Gomez uncovers the relationship between love and architecture in order to find the points of contact between poetics and ethics--between the architect's wish to design a beautiful world and architecture's imperative to provide a better place for society.

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Built upon Love

built upon love architectural longing after ethics and aesthetics

A tale of two brothers: Jean-louis and Charles-Francois Viel -- 8. Eros and creation -- 2. Authors Alberto Pérez-Gómez Alberto Pérez Gómez directs the History and Theory of Architecture Program at McGill University, where he is Saidye Rosner Bronfman Professor of the History of Architecture. Modernity has rightly rejected past architectural excesses, but, Pérez-Gómez argues, the materialistic and technological alternatives it proposes do not answer satisfactorily the complex desire that defines humanity. This book is an important antidote to today's over-intellectualized theories of architecture, alienated from life, and to the formalist and self-centered architecture of our time. Architecture has been, and must continue to be, writes Alberto Pérez-Gómez, built upon love.

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Built upon Love

built upon love architectural longing after ethics and aesthetics

Architecture has been, and must continue to be, writes Alberto Perez-Gomez, built upon love. This book is testimony to a brilliant imagination in action, treading a daring tightrope between the competing demands of ethics and poetics. True architecture is concerned with far more than fashionable form, affordable homes, and sustainable development; it responds to a desire for an eloquent place to dwell -- one that lovingly provides a sense of order resonant with our dreams. Eros, as first imagined by the early lyric poets of classical Greece, is the invisible force at the root of our capacity to create and comprehend the poetic image. Poetry and meaning from within a Western architectural tradition -- 9. He never even explains anything about how buildings and cosmology are related well, maybe with one or two disjointed words for every fifty or a hundred he spends reiterating his inter I really liked the idea and purpose behind this book, but it lost some stars with me. This book is boring for a lot of reasons.

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Built upon Love

built upon love architectural longing after ethics and aesthetics

While showing the links between desire, friendship, and responsibility in human affairs, he unveils the ways architecture builds culture by giving material and spatial definition to those relationships. Architecture has been, and must continue to be, writes Alberto Perez-Gomez, built upon love. Both of these would have supported his points with concrete examples, but he wants nothing to do with either. Modernity has rightly rejected past arch The forced polarity between form and function in considerations of architecture -- opposing art to social interests, ethics to poetic expression -- obscures the deep connections between ethical and poetical values in architectural tradition. True architecture is concerned with far more than fashionable form, affordable homes, and sustainable development; it responds to a desire for an eloquent place to dwell--one that lovingly provides a sense of order resonant with our dreams. Modernity has rightly rejected past architectural excesses, but, Pérez-Gómez argues, the materialistic and technological alternatives it proposes do not answer satisfactorily the complex desire that defines humanity.

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Built Upon Love: Architectural Longing After Ethics and Aesthetics by Alberto Pérez

built upon love architectural longing after ethics and aesthetics

The forced polarity between form and function in considerations of architecture--opposing art to social interests, ethics to poetic expression--obscures the deep connections between ethical and poetical values in architectural tradition. The ethical image in architecture. The forced polarity between form and function in considerations of architecture -- opposing art to social interests, ethics to poetic expression -- obscures the deep connections between ethical and poetical values in architectural tradition. Modernity has rightly rejected past architectural excesses, but, Pérez-Gómez argues, the materialistic and technological alternatives it proposes do not answer satisfactorily the complex desire that defines humanity. Richard Kearney Charles Seelig Professor in Philosophy, Boston College, and Visiting Professor of Philosophy, University College Dublin.

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Built upon love : architectural longing after ethics and aesthetics (Book, 2006) [interrupciones.net]

built upon love architectural longing after ethics and aesthetics

True architecture is concerned with far more than fashionable form, affordable homes, and sustainable development; it responds to a desire for an eloquent place to dwell -- one that lovingly provides a sense of order resonant with our dreams. Finally, he uncovers connections between ethics and poetics, describing a contemporary practice of architecture under the sign of love, incorporating both eros and philia. Eros, as first imagined by the early lyric poets of classical Greece, is the invisible force at the root of our capacity to create and comprehend the poetic image. Eros and limits -- 3. The E-mail message field is required. Architecture has been, and must continue to be, writes Alberto Pèrez-Gómez, built upon love.

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Built upon Love

built upon love architectural longing after ethics and aesthetics

The forced polarity between form and function in considerations of architecture—opposing art to social interests, ethics to poetic expression—obscures the deep connections between ethical and poetical values in architectural tradition. The language of Philia in architectural theory -- 7. First and foremost for me, the formatting is tight, and most of the pages in the first half not only look the same, but are about the same things. He explores the position of architecture at the limits of language and discusses the analogical language of philia in modernist architectural theory. True architecture is concerned with far more than fashionable form, affordable homes, and sustainable development; it responds to a desire for an eloquent place to dwell--one that lovingly provides a sense of order resonant with our dreams. Or, if you will, he treats it as something that should be obvious. His learning is deep, his writing is passionate, and his message is profoundly humane.

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