Architecture as the psyche of a culture

Hendrix, John (2012) Architecture as the psyche of a culture. In: The cultural role of architecture: contemporary and historical perspectives. Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, pp. 208-215. ISBN 9780415783408, 9780415783415

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Architecture as the psyche of a culture
Chapter in The Cultural Role of Architecture, ed. Paul Emmons, John Hendrix, Jane Lomholt, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2012.
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Architecture can be seen as the psyche, or collective mind, in spatial and structural form, of a culture. Until the invention of the printing press, architecture was the primary means of the expression and com-munication of the ideas, values, and beliefs of a culture. There are important ways in which architecture is still capable of more completely communicating the human condition than the printed word. It is essential that architects not lose sight of the potentials for architecture to communicate and represent the human psyche and the human condition, and not stop developing the potentials for architecture to play those roles.

Keywords:Architecture, Digitised, Theory, Culture, Design, Psyche, Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, Allegory
Subjects:K Architecture, Building and Planning > K110 Architectural Design Theory
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V500 Philosophy
K Architecture, Building and Planning > K100 Architecture
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V360 History of Architecture
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Architecture & Design > School of Architecture & Design (Architecture)
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