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Of Discipline, Disciples and Disappearance

Of Discipline, Disciples and Disappearance The text of this article is organized in two parts, the first on architecture as a discipline, and the second on the architect practicing it. The two parts mirror each other. References are made to the treatise De Architectura of Vitruvius in Ancient Rome, and to several important moments of the history and theory of twentieth-century art and architecture. The notion of venustas, beauty, appears all through the text, in dotted lines, suggesting that the disappearance of this old ideal might have left room for new expressions of beauty. Is this ideal differently understood and recreated today by the architect, or are we now confronted with its absence, as if we contemplated an empty frame left after the painting has been removed? http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Architecture and Culture Taylor & Francis

Of Discipline, Disciples and Disappearance

Architecture and Culture , Volume 1 (1): 15 – Nov 1, 2013

Of Discipline, Disciples and Disappearance

Architecture and Culture , Volume 1 (1): 15 – Nov 1, 2013

Abstract

The text of this article is organized in two parts, the first on architecture as a discipline, and the second on the architect practicing it. The two parts mirror each other. References are made to the treatise De Architectura of Vitruvius in Ancient Rome, and to several important moments of the history and theory of twentieth-century art and architecture. The notion of venustas, beauty, appears all through the text, in dotted lines, suggesting that the disappearance of this old ideal might have left room for new expressions of beauty. Is this ideal differently understood and recreated today by the architect, or are we now confronted with its absence, as if we contemplated an empty frame left after the painting has been removed?

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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
© 2013 Taylor and Francis Group, LLC
ISSN
2050-7836
eISSN
2050-7828
DOI
10.2752/175145213X13756908698603
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Abstract

The text of this article is organized in two parts, the first on architecture as a discipline, and the second on the architect practicing it. The two parts mirror each other. References are made to the treatise De Architectura of Vitruvius in Ancient Rome, and to several important moments of the history and theory of twentieth-century art and architecture. The notion of venustas, beauty, appears all through the text, in dotted lines, suggesting that the disappearance of this old ideal might have left room for new expressions of beauty. Is this ideal differently understood and recreated today by the architect, or are we now confronted with its absence, as if we contemplated an empty frame left after the painting has been removed?

Journal

Architecture and CultureTaylor & Francis

Published: Nov 1, 2013

Keywords: architecture; art; venustas; Vitruvius; Le Corbusier; Peter Reyner; Banham

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