Architecture

The Classical Vernacular: Architectural Principles in an Age of Nihilism

The Classical Vernacular: Architectural Principles in an Age of Nihilism

Carcanet Press (1995)

Roger Scruton is never less than forthright, and in his lucid and challenging essays on architecture he anatomises the spatial imagination of the age by analysis and comparison.

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The Aesthetics of Architecture

The Aesthetics of Architecture

PUP (1980)

Scruton takes his readers on a journey through aesthetic theory and tries in every sense to apply them directly to architecture. By using theories from Kant, Marx, Freud, Hume, Alberti, Ruskin and many others on topics such as constructivism, and literary theory, Scruton tries to find the essence of architecture. Has architecture an essence?

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