Ethical Function of Architecture. Karsten Harries.

Ethical Function of Architecture

MIT Press (MA), July 1998. Paper Back. Used - Good. Item #215339
ISBN: 026258171X

"Winner of the 8th Annual AIA International Architecture Book Award for Criticism"

"The stirring gift of a mind like Karsten Harries allows a link between architecture and philosophy. In our splintered, individualist age he reminds us it is impossible to think without generalities."

-- Steven Holl, Architect Can architecture help us find our place and way in today's complex world? Can it return individuals to a whole, to a world, to a community? Developing Giedion9s claim that contemporary architecture's main task is to interpret a way of life valid for our time, philosopher Karsten Harries answers that architecture should serve a common ethos. But if architecture is to meet that task, it first has to free itself from the dominant formalist approach, and get beyond the notion that its purpose is to produce endless variations of the decorated shed.

'Winner of the 8th Annual AIA International Architecture Book Award for Criticism' 'The stirring gift of a mind like Karsten Harries allows a link between architecture and philosophy. In our splintered, individualist age he reminds us it is impossible to think without generalities.'
-- Steven Holl, Architect Can architecture help us find our place and way in today's complex world? Can it return individuals to a whole, to a world, to a community? Developing Giedion9s claim that contemporary architecture's main task is to interpret a way of life valid for our time, philosopher Karsten Harries answers that architecture should serve a common ethos. But if architecture is to meet that task, it first has to free itself from the dominant formalist approach, and get beyond the notion that its purpose is to produce endless variations of the decorated shed.

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