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In this important book, roger scruton calls for a return to first principles in contemporary architectural theory, contending that the aesthetic of architecture. Published in 1923, toward an architecture had an immediate impact on architects throughout europe and remains a foundational text for students and. Aesthetic understanding is inseparable from a sense of detail and style, from which the. Aesthetics of sustainable architecture paperback april. The ten works examined exemplify the fusion of the practical and the poetic, remove our focus from exterior form to the inhabited space within, and reveal that a buildings most important use is to enrich our experience and enhance the life that takes place in.
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