Palladio's Children: Essays On Everyday Environment And The Architect by N.j. HabrakenPalladio's Children: Essays On Everyday Environment And The Architect by N.j. Habraken

Palladio's Children: Essays On Everyday Environment And The Architect

byN.j. HabrakenEditorJonathan Teicher

Paperback | November 21, 2005

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Based on many years of personal observation, Palladio's Children critically examines the role of the architect as a professional descendent of Palladio, and as an heir to his architectural legacy. Seven innovative and carefully crafted essays explore the widening ideological schism between today¿s architects whose core values, identity and education remain rooted in the Renaissance legacy of creating artful ¿masterpieces¿, and the practical demands on a profession which acts within an evolving, ubiquitous and autonomous built environment or ¿field¿.

Clearly written yet expressing complex, evolving ideas, this extended argument opens a new forum of debate across design theory, professional practice and academic issues. Moving the subject on from a historical perspective, Habraken shows how architects are increasingly involved in the design of everyday buildings. This must lead to a reassessment of architects¿ identities, values and education, and the contribution of the architect in the shaping of the built environment.

N.J. Habraken, Professor Emeritus, Department of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has enjoyed a worldwide following for four decades. He is the author of seven books, the subject of two recent ones and his recent publication of The Structure of the Ordinary (MIT 1998) was widely reviewed internationally. He is...
Title:Palladio's Children: Essays On Everyday Environment And The ArchitectFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.7 inPublished:November 21, 2005Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415357918

ISBN - 13:9780415357913

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Table of Contents

1. A Role Model  2. Leaving the Field  3. About Fields  4. Encounters with the Field  5. In the Field  6. Engaging the Field  7. About an Attitude in Making Architecture

Editorial Reviews

'So handsome, finely produced and well written.' - Nick Wilkinson, Open House International, 2005