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Philosophy for Architects
15 b/w illustrations
Publication date: 8/16/2011
|Philosophy for Architects is an engaging and easy-to-grasp introduction to philosophical questions of interest to students of architectural theory. Topics include Aristotle's theories of "visual imagination" and their relevance to digital design, the problem of optical correction as explored by Plato, Hegel's theory of zeitgeist, and Kant's examinations of space and aesthetics, among others. Focusing primarily on nineteenth- and twentieth-century philosophy, it provides students with a wider perspective concerning philosophical problems that come up in contemporary architectural debates.|
Branko Mitrovic received his doctoral degrees in architecture and philosophy. He has been the recipient of the Humboldt Research Award as well as research fellowships from the Harvard University, Canadian Center for Architecture, the Humboldt Foundation, National Gallery in Washington and the Clark Institute and is employed as the professor of architectural history and theory at the Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. Professor Mitrovic is the author of four books on architectural history and theory and research articles have been published in journals such as Archiv fuer die Geschichte der Philosophie, History and Theory, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Architectural History, Annali d'architettura, Architectura, Zeitschrift fuer Kunstgeschichte and so on.