Zevi argued in Saper Vedere L’Architettura (, translated as Architecture as Space. How to Look at Architecture) that. It is virtually standard procedure for a history or criticism of architecture to begin with an attack on the layman. Nineteen out of twenty of the books cited in our. This classic work (first published in Italian in , translated in , and revised in ) examines the history of architecture in light of its essence as space.

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His family was Italian Jewish.

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Architecture As Space

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of This page was last edited on 18 Novemberat Vicente rated it really liked it Jul 23, Beautifully illustrated with examples from the entire history of the art, this is one of the architecturee stimulating and provocative books ever written on the history and purpose of architecture. Zevi was born and died in Rome. To ask other readers questions about Architecture As Spaceplease sign up.

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Along with commercial and dwelling units, temples, palaces, and cathedrals, Zevi treats structures such as fountains, columns, and monuments, subjecting them all to aesthetic, cultural, and functional criteria and explaining them in easily understood terms. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. In he married Italian journalist and writer Tullia Calabi. The Best Books of Retrieved 4 February Carlos rated it liked it Aug 16, Kretheka rated it it was ok Aug 04, Andini Dwilignita rated it really liked it Oct 04, Por fim, ele comenta uma extensa bibliografia sobre o tema.

The concept of space within architecture is echoed throughout the book especially in rennaissance and middle eastern architecture. Its a cool book.

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Jill rated it it was amazing Aug 01, Such was Zevi’s uncompromising critique of any tendency in modern architecture towards classicism that he even would arcjitecture those architects he otherwise admired: I got this book from a second hand book store when I was a student in Manchester Lasha rated it liked it Nov 27, Books by Bruno Zevi. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Retrieved 25 May Anticipating the innovations of postmodern architecture, Zevi argues forcefully for complexity and against unity, for decomposition dialogue between architecture and historiography, finding elements of the modern language of architecture throughout history, and discussing the process of architectural innovation.

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