Disclosing horizons: architecture, perspective and redemptive space

Temple, Nicholas (2006) Disclosing horizons: architecture, perspective and redemptive space. Routledge, London. ISBN 9780203968109

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This study examines the influence of perspective on architecture, highlighting how critical historical changes in the representation and perception of space continue to inform the way architects design.

Since its earliest developments, perspective was conceived as an exemplary form of representation that served as an ideal model of how everyday existence could be measured and ultimately judged. Temple argues that underlying the symbolic and epistemological meanings of perspective there prevails a deeply embedded redemptive view of the world that is deemed perfectible.

Temple explores this idea through a genealogical investigation of the cultural and philosophical contexts of perspective throughout history, highlighting how these developments influenced architectural thought. This broad historical enquiry is accompanied by a series of case-studies of modern or contemporary buildings, each demonstrating a particular affinity with the accompanying historical model of perspective.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: perspective (architecture); perception of space
Subjects: 700 The arts; fine & decorative arts > 720 Architecture
Department: The School of Art, Architecture and Design
Depositing User: Mary Burslem
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2020 09:17
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2020 09:20
URI: https://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/6114


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