Freud For Architects

November 25, 2020|
Freud For Architects by John Abell
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Freud for Architectsexplains what Freud offers to the understanding of architectural creativity and architectural experience, with case examples from early modern architecture to the present.

Freud''s observations on the human psyche and its influence on culture and social behaviour have generated a great deal of discussion since the 19th century. Yet, what Freud''s key ideas offer to the understanding of architectural creativity and experience has received little direct attention. That is partly because Freud opened the door to a place where conventional research in architecture has little traction, the unconscious. Adding to the difficulties, Freud''s collection of work is vast and daunting.Freud for Architectsnavigates Freud''s key ideas and bridges a chasm between architecture and psychoanalytic theory.

The book highlights Freud''s ideas on the foundational developments of childhood, developments on which the adult psyche is based. It explains why and how the developmental stages could influence adult architectural preferences and preoccupations, spatial intuition, and beliefs about what is proper and right for architectural design. As suchFreud for Architectswill be of great interest to students, practitioners and scholars in a range of disciplines including architecture, psychoanalysis and philosophy.

John Abell, PhD, specializes in modern architectural design and urban design critical theory, particularly as these intersect with aesthetic experience, material craft, and design technologies.
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Title:Freud For ArchitectsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:160 pages, 8.5 X 5.43 X 0 inShipping dimensions:160 pages, 8.5 X 5.43 X 0 inPublished:November 25, 2020Publisher:RoutledgeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1138390682

ISBN - 13:9781138390683

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