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On the Ruins of Babel: Architectural Metaphor in German Thought

On the Ruins of Babel: Architectural Metaphor in German Thought

On the Ruins of Babel: Architectural Metaphor in German Thought

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Purdy, Daniel. On the Ruins of Babel: Architectural Metaphor in German Thought

Cornell University Press.

Pap. 2011

Book ID: 85973

Purdy surveys the volatile state of architectural theory in the Enlightenment, brought on by the newly emerged scientific critiques of Renaissance cosmology, then shows how German writers redeployed Renaissance terminology so that "harmony," "unity," "synthesis," "foundation," and "orderliness" became states of consciousness, rather than terms used to describe the built world.

272 pp.