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Architecture Without Architects: A Short Introduction to Non-Pedigreed Architecture

Architecture Without Architects: A Short Introduction to Non-Pedigreed Architecture

ISBN: 9780826310040
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Edition: Reprint
Publication Date: 1987-07-30
Number of pages: 162
£35.75

Paperback. Pub Date: 1987 07 Pages: 157 Publisher: University of New Mexico Press In this book. Bernard Rudofsky steps outside the narrowly defined discipline that has governed our sense of architectural history and discusses the art of the building as a universal phenomenon. He introduces the reader to communal architecture - architecture produced not by specialists but by the spontaneous and continuing activity of a whole people with a common heritage. acting within a community experience. A prehistoric theater district for a hundred thousand spectators on the American continent and underground towns and villages (complete with schools. offices. and factories) inhabited by millions of people are among the unexpected phenomena he ings to light.The beauty of primitive architecture has often been dismissed as accidental. but today we recognize in it an art form that has resul...

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