Lina Bo Bardi: The Theory of Architectural Practice by Cathrine VeikosLina Bo Bardi: The Theory of Architectural Practice by Cathrine Veikos

Lina Bo Bardi: The Theory of Architectural Practice

byCathrine VeikosEditorCathrine Veikos

Paperback | February 14, 2014

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The architect, Lina Bo Bardi (1914'1992), has long been considered one of the major modern architects of the twentieth century in Brazil. Her iconic Museum of Art of S'Paulo (1968), and the bold, Social Service for Commerce Building-Pomp', S'Paulo (1986), have gained recognition in recent years and her reputation is beginning to be acknowledged internationally. Bo Bardi's major writings on architecture, however, have not been translated, and are not well known.

This book contains the first English-language translation ofPropeadeutic Contribution to the Teaching of Architecture Theory, (Habitat, Ltd. S'Paulo, 1957), a seminal text, published in Portuguese by the Italo-Brazilian Bo Bardi. It is arguably the first published writing on architecture theory by a practicing woman architect. Accompanying the translation is an introductory essay that interprets Bo Bardi's text as a critical and constructive theory of architecture built from a collection of textual and visual artifacts.

This translation clearly renders Bo Bardi's work in English, and contextualizes it theoretically, taking into account the specific historical sources and contemporaneous discourses from which it draws. With comparisons to other important architectural pedagogies and theoretical texts of the period, it is also an inquiry into the nature of architecture history and theory, its role in education and its relation to practice.

Title:Lina Bo Bardi: The Theory of Architectural PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 9.6 × 6.8 × 0.6 inPublished:February 14, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415689139

ISBN - 13:9780415689137

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Table of Contents

Part 1:Introduction  Theory and Practice. Reading the Surface.  Constructing a Theory of Practice Part 2: Propaedeutic Contribution to the Teaching of Architecture Theory by Lina Bo Bardi, translated by Cathrine Veikos  1. Problems of Architectural Theory  2. Problems of Method  Appendix I, II, III