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Architecture of Thought

Andrzej Piotrowski

Abstract

This book maps and conceptually explores material practices of the past, showing how physical artifacts and visual environments manifest culturally rooted modes of thought and participate in the most nuanced processes of negotiations and ideological exchanges. According to the text, material structures enable people to think in new ways—distill emerging or alter existing worldviews—before words can stabilize them as conventional narratives. Combining design thinking with academic methods of inquiry, the book traces ancient to modern architectural histories and—through critical readings of sele ... More

Keywords: physical artifacts, visual environments, worldviews, narratives, Western identity, buildings, architecture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780816673049
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816673049.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrzej Piotrowski, author
Associate Professor