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The Ethical Function of Architecture

by Karsten Harries

  • ISBN: 9780262581714
  • ISBN10: 026258171X

The Ethical Function of Architecture

by Karsten Harries

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  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Mit Pr
  • Publish date: 09/01/1998
  • ISBN: 9780262581714
  • ISBN10: 026258171X
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Description: Can architecture return individuals to a whole, to a world, to a community? Developing Giedion's 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.

Harries first criticizes the aesthetic approach, then turns to the language of architecture. Expanding upon suggestions made by Martin Heidegger, he also considers the relationship of building to the idea and meaning of dwelling. Architecture, Harries observes, has a responsibility to community; but its ethical function is inevitably also political.

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