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The Idea of a Town: The Anthropology of Urban Form in Rome, Italy and the Ancient World
Roman towns and their history are generally regarded as being the preserve of the archaeologist or the economic historian. In this famous, unusual and radical book which touches on such disparateExpand
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The Seduction of Place: The History and Future of the City
Finding Some Place in All the Space 1. How We Got There 2. First Aid 3. House and Home 4. Style, Type, and Urban Fabric 5. Flight from the City: Lived Space and Virtual Space 6. The Suburbs and theExpand
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Structure and meaning in human settlements
Foreword 1. Building and knowing 2. Animal settlements: ecological functionalism of animal architecture 3. Settlement patterns in Americanist archaeology 4. The idea of a Maya town 5. CosmologicalExpand
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The First Moderns: The Architects of the Eighteenth Century.
"The First Moderns" portrays the complex of social and personal relationships, patronage, humanistic learning, and mystical and hermetic philosophy that made up the world of the "classic" in EuropeExpand
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On Adam's House in Paradise: The Idea of the Primitive Hut in Architectural History
On Adam's House in Paradise "takes off backward through history hunting for Adam's house, the original image. En route, with wry wit and charm, Rykwert singes every generation of architecturalExpand
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The Dancing Column: On Order in Architecture
"Joseph Rykwert is a gloriously erudite, ingeniously speculative historian and critic of architecture --- of, that is, the forms (in the most concrete sense) of civilization, of social embodimentExpand
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The Necessity of Artifice: Ideas in Architecture
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Privacy in antiquity
L'idee de vie privee, de prive, est connexe des termes de 'personne' et d' 'individu'. Or l'individu dont nous parlons de nos jours est une construction remontant au XVIIeme siecle, avec le 'Cogito'Expand
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On the oral transmission of architectural theory
So much is known about the buildings of the past, yet we know little about the aims of the builders or the ideas that animated them. Apart from the precious treatise of Vitruvius, dedicated by theExpand
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