The Poetics of Reason - 5 volumenes
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This is a book series for the fith edition of Lisbon Architecture Triennale. A unique and limited collection edited by the curatorial team of The Poetics of Reason: a sparkling intellectual reflection from a three-year investigation on architectural rationality. With stunning visual references, these five books explore the various subjective and non-scientific dimensions of architecture with contributions from architects, philosophers, artists?and acclaimed authors. ECONOMY OF MEANSForm is the horizon of any human activity. Architecture is a discipline aiming at defining the form of buildings. Economy of Means : How Architecture Works aims at defining the good architectural form. Economy of means is its D.N.A. Beyond this, by questioning the economy of means both as an aesthetic category and as a conceptual tool, the book proposes to renew architecture to face global warming and scarcity of resources from within the architecture discipline. WHAT IS ORNAMENT?The book is organized as a reader: a collection of contributions, ranging from Vitruvius to the current day dealing, in different ways with the debate around ornament. Exploring patterns, intended as regularly repetitive arrangements reflecting the time and the society in which they are conceived; looking at information superstructures like texts, frescoes...