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THE MEANING OF MODERN ARCHITECTURE: ITS INNER NECESSITY AND AN EMPATHETIC READING. Hans Rudolf Morgenthaler. Ashgate Publishing, Farnham/Burlington, 2015. 162 pp. with 32 ills. 25 x 18 cm. LC 2015-8096 ISBN 9781472453013 In English.
Publisher's description: Using empathy, as established by the Vienna School of Art History, complemented by insights on how the mind processes visual stimuli, as demonstrated by late 19th-century psychologists and art theorists, this book puts forward an innovative interpretative method of decoding the forms and spaces of Modern buildings. This method was first developed as scholars realized that the new abstract art appearing needed to be analysed differently than the previous figurative works. Since architecture experienced a similar development in the 1920s and 30s, this book argues that the empathetic method can also be used in architectural interpretation. While most existing scholarship tends to focus on formal and functional analysis, this book proposes that Modern architecture is too diverse to be reduced to a few common formal or ornamental features. Instead, by relying on the viewer's innate psycho-physiological perceptive abilities, sensual and intuitive understandings of composition, form, and space are emphasized.
Indexing: Western, Europe — 1900-1945 — Architecture, Criticism/Theory
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 168272
Hardcover $104.95    

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