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Author: Francoise Choay
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Title: The Rule and the Model: On the Theory of Architecture and Urbanism
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Publisher: The MIT Press; First American Edition edition (June 6, 1997)
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The Rule and the Model: On the Theory of Architecture and Urbanism by Francoise Choay



Personal Name: Choay, Françoise. Uniform Title: Règle et le modèle. Publication, Distribution, et. Cambridge, Mass. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. -484) and indexes. Personal Name: Choay, Françoise. Personal Name: Bratton, Denise.

The Rule and the Model elaborates Choay's hypothesis about the specialized tradition of theorizing architecture and urbanism, the origins of which she locates in Western society with its belief in the constitutive role of architecture in founding and transforming human institutions over time. Françoise Choay, née le 29 mars 1925 à Paris1, est historienne des théories et des formes urbaines et architecturales. Elle était professeur aux universités de Paris I et Paris-VIII. Books by Françoise Choay. Mor. rivia About The Rule and the.

Françoise Choay has published widely on the history of architecture and urbanism, and for over three decades has occupied an eminent position in her field alongside scholars such as Hubert Damisch, Jacques Derrida, and Michel Foucault. She is Professor of the History of Ideas and the History of Urbanism at the French Institute for Urbanism, Paris University, and teaches Architectural Theory at the Polytechnic University of Milan.

To see the strangeness in writings on urbanism, one must first be willing and able to recognize what is out of the ordinary and improbable in their undertaking. Françoise Choay (Author).

To see the strangeness in writings on urbanism, one must first be willing and able to recognize what is out of the ordinary and improbable in their undertaking, when seen against the background of how, in the cultures of the world, throughout history, humans have gone about organizing and building their settlements. Choay surveys and rearranges the landscape of conventional historiography, assigning new value to the familiar landmarks, and tracing down to our own epoch texts descended from Alberti's treatise and More's utopian model. She proposes a coherent system for deciphering our master texts as well as a new means for considering the implications of our de facto mastery of the built environment.

Françoise Choay (born 29 March 1925, Paris) is a French architectural and urban historian and theorist. Since 1973 she has been a professor at the University of Paris. She has also been a visiting professor at numerous universities in the United States, Belgium and Italy Publications. 1960 Le Corbusier, George Braziller. 1969 The Modern City: Planning in the Nineteenth Century, George Braziller. 1992 L'allégorie du patrimoine, Seuil

May 6, 2011 History. The rule and the model Close. 1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. Are you sure you want to remove The rule and the model from your list? The rule and the model. on the theory of architecture and urbanism. Includes bibliographical references (p.

On the Theory of Architecture and Urbanism.

Carpo, Mario, The Alphabet and the Algorithm (Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2011). Choay, Francoise, Modern City: Planning in the Nineteenth Century (New York: Braziller, 1969). Choay, Françoise, The Rule and the Model: On the Theory of Architecture and Urbanism (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1997). Colquhoun, Alan, Essays in Architectural Criticism: Modern Architecture and Historical Change (Cambridge, Mass. The MIT Press, 1981). Graham, Stephen, and Simon Marvin, Splintering Urbanism: Networked Infrastructures, Technological Mobilities and the Urban Condition (London and New York: Routledge, 2001). Habermas, Jürgen, The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere: An Inquiry into a Category of Bourgeois Society (Cambridge: Polity Press, 1992).

"To see the strangeness in writings on urbanism, one must first be willing and able to recognize what is out of the ordinary and improbable in their undertaking, when seen against the background of how, in the cultures of the world, throughout history, humans have gone about organizing and building their settlements. The creation of a specific, autonomous discipline for the construction of space is an enterprise whose uniqueness and audacity are easy to miss because of its present universality and banality." When it was first published in France in 1980, La Règle et le Modele was awarded the prestigious Grand prix de la critique d'architecture. In this long-awaited translation of her seminal work on architecture and urbanistic theory, Françoise Choay elucidates the entwined fate of two theoretical genres. One is represented by Alberti's architectural rule book De re aedificatoria, the other by Thomas More's idealizing projection of Utopia. Choay pursues the trajectories of these two genres in order to trace the genealogy of a third, more heterogeneous discourse associated with the term "urbanism." The Rule and the Model elaborates Choay's hypothesis about the specialized tradition of theorizing architecture and urbanism, the origins of which she locates in Western society with its belief in the constitutive role of architecture in founding and transforming human institutions over time. She demonstrates that since its emergence in the fifteenth century, this discourse has been organized by two principal formulations: the rule and the model Choay surveys and rearranges the landscape of conventional historiography, assigning new value to the familiar landmarks, and tracing down to our own epoch texts descended from Alberti's treatise and More's utopian model. She proposes a coherent system for deciphering our master texts as well as a new means for considering the implications of our de facto mastery of the built environment.