The topic of beauty got a central role in architectural design rooted in the genealogy of the theoretical fundamentals of architecture. During Renaissance Leon Battista Alberti gave continuity to Vitruvius’s thought and subordinated the construction of whatever building to a theoretical system whose rules had been defined in the famous treatise De Re Aedificatoria. The beauty was a category of knowledge expressed by concinnitas and volutpas.. Both didn’t complied with what one likes but to the research of technical accuracy and to the perfection of the expression. This intellectual journey went on and on touching Karl Botticher’s dualism between kernform/kunstform and above all the concept of tectonic, seen as relationship between act of building and expression The subject of beauty gets a dual meaning: one deals with the aesthetic features of architecture and with the topic of composition seen as the arrangement of different elements in which it’s not possible to take off one element without compromising the whole. This is the closest field to the Renaissance culture and concerns mainly the façade design and the buildings layout arrangement as well. The second meaning involves the way through which the built-form of architecture is a representation of the human being, getting for this reason an aesthetic meaning The beauty is what has been built fine. Ernesto Nathan Rogers the master of Milanese Modernist architecture after WW2 said that architects had supposed to combine the world of useful with the one of beauty so that building technic and aesthetic reciprocally interplayed. The architecture is fine when the form corresponds to a well built construction or rather to its representation. Does the architect simply design and built? How wide is the gap (if there is any) between the architect and the builder? The paper investigates the fuzzy line between construction and form aiming to find out if this line can give us more knowledge about beauty.
|Titolo:||The Rule of the Game: Beauty as Dualism Between the Core and the Rainment|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
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