Architectural theory
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1. Concept

1.1. Broad and strict working definition

The consideration of architecture, the most general possible definition of the substance and function of architectural theory, was documented throughout the early modern period as an increasingly systematic written and pictorial historical transmission of rationales and doctrines of architecture. Architectural theory seeks to integrate artisanal, technical, pol…

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Erben, Dietrich, “Architectural theory”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 22 September 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_017021>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160321



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