Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, (1997). First Edition. Hardcover. First printing, octavo size, 525 pp. Fine / fine. Item #CNJL2243
"Writing from inside the discipline of architecture, rather than from the more common extrapolations from the history of painting and philosophy, Alberto Pérez-Gómez and Louise Pelletier focus on the implications of the tool of perspective (and the hegemony of vision) for architectural representation. Their primary thesis is that tools of representation have a direct influence on the conceptual development of projects and generation of forms, and that there are alternatives to the reductive working methods of most contemporary practice" (n.b., from dust jacket flap).
This work helps "us understand both need and possibilities for an architecture that would once again restore a depth to buildings unknown to cyberspace and help human beings to return to themselves" (quote from the review blurb by Karstein Harries, Department of Philosophy, Yale University).
___DESCRIPTION: Bound in full green cloth, copper lettering on the spine, green endpapers, replete with black-and-white illustrations (reproductions of photographs, drawings, etc.); octavo size (9.25" by 7.25"), pagination: [i-xx] [1-5] 6-505. Matte finish paper dust jacket with a depiction on the front panel and spine of an oil painting by Paul Klee, "Hauptweg und Nebenwege (Highways and Byways)", review blurbs and publisher's ads on the back panel, summary of book on front and back flaps, short author bios on back flap.
___CONDITION: A fine copy; the binding clean and without blemish, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the corners straight and unrubbed, the interior clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; the dust jacket also fine, unclipped (although without a printed price), clean with the colours bright, absolutely no sunning, free of wear; clean, crisp, as new.
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