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The Resource Epic space : toward the roots of Western architecture, Anthony C. Antoniades

Epic space : toward the roots of Western architecture, Anthony C. Antoniades

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Epic space : toward the roots of Western architecture
Title
Epic space
Title remainder
toward the roots of Western architecture
Statement of responsibility
Anthony C. Antoniades
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • What can the epic writings of Indo-European and European cultures tell us about the evolution of spatial concepts and architectural forms? The distinguished architectural educator and theorist Anthony C. Antoniades takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the ancient landscapes, ceremonial places, intimate rooms, and beautiful gardens of epic writings to get to the very roots of western architecture
  • Based on the idea that each epic represents a crystallized statement of the culture and civilization that generated it, and contains the earliest examples of human architecture, Antoniades argues that the epics are critical to an informed understanding of contemporary architecture. He further suggests that the spaces of the epics are the earliest architectural archetypes, whether they be single buildings, complexes, towns, landscapes, or simply ideas about space and form
  • This fascinating book begins with Indo-European epic writings - many not readily accessible in English translation. Antoniades illustrates the highly "inclusivist" preference and appreciation of the tangible and intangible dimensions of architecture in Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. He also explores the Romans' concept of outdoor space, including town construction and town design, in the Aeneid of Virgil
  • Continuing with the Northern and Central European epics, Antoniades looks at Scandinavian ideals of scale and transformation, and examines in Beowulf the fundamental battle of people versus the elements, leading to heroic works of engineering and even to the creation of new lands (Holland). He explores Milton's concepts of eclecticism, mythical and biblical themes, and the first record of environmental psychology, as well as the psychological significance of space in Paradise Lost. Concluding with the Finnish epic, the Kalevala, he explains its dramatic and long-lasting impact on recent architectural excellence
  • Throughout, Antoniades parllels the earliest spatial concepts discovered in the epics with modern epic spaces. He enhances his probing insights with analytical drawings and remarkable photographs. Here is a landmark work in architectural theory, bringing together centuries of architectural evolution through epic poetry and literature, and explaining today's theories of space and environmental design from a brilliant historical perspective. It is stimulating and thought-provoking reading for architects and students, who will gain a deep, highly useful understanding of the cultural roots of their art
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Antoniades, Anthony C
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plans
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Architecture and literature
  • Space (Architecture) in literature
  • Epic poetry
  • Architecture in literature
Label
Epic space : toward the roots of Western architecture, Anthony C. Antoniades
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 4.
  • The Aeneid of Virgil: Epic of the Outdoors and the Imaginary.
  • Ch. 5.
  • Ovid's Metamorphoses: Lyricism and Transformation in Architecture
  • Pt. 2.
  • Evolution of Spatial Concerns Through the Epics of Northern and Central Europe.
  • Ch. 6.
  • Beowulf: The Hero as Transformer of the Architecture of Gloom into Spaces of Peace and Prosperity.
  • Ch. 7.
  • The Scandinavian Epics: The Dawn of Modern Space.
  • Pt. 1.
  • Ch. 8.
  • The Nibelungenlied: Roots of the Free Plan and Large Enclosures
  • The Roots of Space in the Classical Indo-European Epic.
  • Ch. 1.
  • The Epic of Gilgamesh: Utility to Metaphor Through the Dawn of Architecture.
  • Ch. 2.
  • The Ramayana and the Mahabharata: From the Hut to the Palace: Architecture as a Profession.
  • Ch. 3.
  • Space in the Iliad and the Odyssey.
Control code
24377599
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xvii, 298 pages
Isbn
9780442008949
Lccn
91031915
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, plans
System control number
(WaOLN)1449162
Label
Epic space : toward the roots of Western architecture, Anthony C. Antoniades
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 4.
  • The Aeneid of Virgil: Epic of the Outdoors and the Imaginary.
  • Ch. 5.
  • Ovid's Metamorphoses: Lyricism and Transformation in Architecture
  • Pt. 2.
  • Evolution of Spatial Concerns Through the Epics of Northern and Central Europe.
  • Ch. 6.
  • Beowulf: The Hero as Transformer of the Architecture of Gloom into Spaces of Peace and Prosperity.
  • Ch. 7.
  • The Scandinavian Epics: The Dawn of Modern Space.
  • Pt. 1.
  • Ch. 8.
  • The Nibelungenlied: Roots of the Free Plan and Large Enclosures
  • The Roots of Space in the Classical Indo-European Epic.
  • Ch. 1.
  • The Epic of Gilgamesh: Utility to Metaphor Through the Dawn of Architecture.
  • Ch. 2.
  • The Ramayana and the Mahabharata: From the Hut to the Palace: Architecture as a Profession.
  • Ch. 3.
  • Space in the Iliad and the Odyssey.
Control code
24377599
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xvii, 298 pages
Isbn
9780442008949
Lccn
91031915
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, plans
System control number
(WaOLN)1449162

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