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By Charalampos Politakis

The human physique has been used as either a version and metaphor in structure due to the fact that antiquity. This booklet explores the way it has been an concept for the outside kind of architectural colossi over the years. It considers the physique as a resource of architectural and creative illustration and in doing so explores the result of such practices in monstrous sculptures and architectural praxis inside of a philosophical discourse of area, time and media.

Architectural Colossi and the Human physique discusses the function of Platonic and Cartesian philosophy and the way philosophers similar to Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty, and theoreticians akin to Frascari and Pallasmaa, have obvious, defined and analysed the human physique and the function of structure and conception. Drawing upon 3 key case experiences and through applying theoretical principles of Venturi and others, this booklet will offer an realizing of the function of anthromorphism and the relation and use of the human physique just about chosen architects and artists.

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