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ERIC Number: ED046788
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 450
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Art, Science and Architecture: Architecture as a Dynamic Process of Structuring Matter-Energy in the Spatio-Temporal World.
Minai, Asghar Talaye
Developed were methods of coordinating art and science in relation to the creation of the physical form of the environment. Such an approach has been directed towards a theory of form based on point theory or field theory in architecture and deals with the problem of potentiality or dispositional properties. Part I, Towards a Sociology of Knowledge and Form in Art and Science, is an exposition of the ideas leading up to the split between philosophies of art and science in environmental studies. A theoretical framework of man's relations to man and his environment is outlined and discussed, and the need for a new theoretical synthesis to overcome fragmentation of these subdivisions is presented. In Part II, Towards a New Theory in Architecture, after examining the validity and basis of prevailing theories of Man and Nature, the possibility of attaining a synthesis of art and science on a new theoretical level is considered. The questions of space, time, matter, and energy are challenged and such concepts as atomism, structuralism, quantum theory, and entropy are investigated in an effort to present notions which can be expanded through the application of field theory to architecture. The advantages of this theory over prevailing theories and the feasibility of its application are also considered. (BL)
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