By Alberto Perez-Gomez, Stephen Parcell

This paintings explores primary questions about the perform of structure and examines the possibility of structure past traditional aesthetic and technological discounts. The essays during this assortment discover architectural shape and inspiration within the wish of discovering new and higher choices to regularly authorised practices.

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R. : MIT Press 1982), 17. " Lequeu, "Nouvelle Methode," 4:1. , 6:5-6:22. , 31:1. , 13:1. Lequeu's insistence on enumerating the physiognomic theories relating to the different forms of the face does not prevent him from doubting - as most authors did in the eighteenth century - the usefulness of physiognomy in predicting one's character or destiny. He does, nonetheless, acknowledge that physiognomy plays an important role in the arts. , 38:4. 17 Petrus Camper, Dissertation sur les varietes naturelles qui caracterisent la physiognomie des homme des divers climats et des differens ages (Paris and The Hague 1791).

Piranesi and Ingres were precocious members of this group. Their quest was continued by artistic movements in the twentieth century, intensely informed by Cezanne's obsession with abandoning the external form of objects that preoccupied realism and impressionism in order to retrieve a new depth - a true depth of experience whose paradigm is erotic - that traditional illusionism could not convey. The artist's vision is no longer a view of the outside, a mere physical/ optical relation with the world.

Yet it is my contention that architecture must be understood as the paradigmatic cultural product of representation after the demise of Renaissance illusionism. It is the fragmentary artifact par excellence that may enable us to identify our opaque nature under the linguistic "house of being," revealing the horizon of beings that we recognize (in our wholeness), while we acknowledge that it is never fully present. Here, we may recall our earlier observations about ritual making, perpetuated, for example, in the traditional opus of the alchemist.

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