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Aalto, Utzon, Fehn : three paradigms of phenomenological architecture / Roger Tyrrell.

By: Tyrrell, Roger [author.].
Publisher: New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018Description: xxv, 219 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781138961005 (pb : alk. paper); 9781138960992 (hb : alk. paper); 9781315660059 (ebook).Subject(s): Aalto, Alvar, 1898-1976 -- Criticism and interpretation | Utzon, Jørn, 1918-2008 -- Criticism and interpretation | Fehn, Sverre, 1924-2009 -- Criticism and interpretation | Architecture -- Philosophy | ArchitectureDDC classification: 720.1
Contents:
Foreword Juhani Pallasmaa. Preface. 1. Of Beneath the Table. 2. Of Phenomenology and Paradigm. 3. Alvar Aalto - The Sophisticated Shaman. 4. Jorn Utzon - The Theoroi. 5. Sverre Fehn - The Storyteller. 6. Of Commonalities, Distinctions, and Speculations. Notes. Index.
Summary: This book examines the work of three seminal Nordic architects - Alvar Aalto, Jorn Utzon and Sverre Fehn - from a phenomenological perspective, utilising the methodology of 'paradigm' (or 'in the manner of''). Roger Tyrrell explains how the approach of each architect is defined by the three sub-frames of the paradigm: that of the `origin' (arche), that of `revealing' (techne), and that of `the poetic conjunction', in order to gain a holistic understanding of the experiential or phenomenological predisposition of the three architects. Using this method the author describes the commonalties and distinctive qualities of the architecture and design methods of Aalto, Utzon and Fehn. The final chapter projects the intellectual heritage of the three protagonists into the contemporary world, examining the work of practices from the UK, Norway and the USA that each extend this particular way of making place.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Foreword Juhani Pallasmaa. Preface. 1. Of Beneath the Table. 2. Of Phenomenology and Paradigm. 3. Alvar Aalto - The Sophisticated Shaman. 4. Jorn Utzon - The Theoroi. 5. Sverre Fehn - The Storyteller. 6. Of Commonalities, Distinctions, and Speculations. Notes. Index.

This book examines the work of three seminal Nordic architects - Alvar Aalto, Jorn Utzon and Sverre Fehn - from a phenomenological perspective, utilising the methodology of 'paradigm' (or 'in the manner of''). Roger Tyrrell explains how the approach of each architect is defined by the three sub-frames of the paradigm: that of the `origin' (arche), that of `revealing' (techne), and that of `the poetic conjunction', in order to gain a holistic understanding of the experiential or phenomenological predisposition of the three architects. Using this method the author describes the commonalties and distinctive qualities of the architecture and design methods of Aalto, Utzon and Fehn. The final chapter projects the intellectual heritage of the three protagonists into the contemporary world, examining the work of practices from the UK, Norway and the USA that each extend this particular way of making place.

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