It is virtually standard procedure for a history or criticism of architecture to begin with an attack on the layman. Nineteen out of twenty of the books cited in our bibliography open with complaints and apologies, such as:. Whereas every self- respecting newspaper has regular coverage of music, theater, movies and, at the very least, a weekly art column, architecture remains the great unknown"; or. There is a certain censorship for films and for books, but not for the prevention of architectural and urban outrages, which have far more serious and lasting consequences than the publication of a pornographic novel," or, finally,.

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Published by Horizon Press, New York Seller Rating:. Condition: Fair. No Jacket. An extremely important book in the field of architectural history and criticism. Zevi considers the key which unlocks architecture throughout the ages to be the quality of the space created by a building, not necessarily its walls or its roof.

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This classic work examines the history of architecture in light of its essence as space, animating and illuminating architectural creations so that their beauty-or indifference-is exposed.

Zevi treats structures such as fountains, columns, and monuments, subjecting them all to aesthetic, cultural, and functional criteria and explaining them in easily understood terms. Size: Small 4to. Dust jacket with light chipping, short closed tears along edges. Clean, tight copy. Record Edited by Joseph A. Previous owner's stamp on title page. White endpapers, with previous owner's stamp on ffep. Quarter yellow cloth with red titles. Corners bumped, faded spine.

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Architecture Space by Bruno Zevi

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Architecture As Space

Bruno Zevi 22 January — 9 January was an Italian architect, historian, professor, curator, author, and editor. Zevi was a vocal critic of "classicizing" modern architecture and postmodernism. Zevi was born and died in Rome. His family was Italian Jewish. On finishing school in , he enrolled at the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Rome.

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