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ISA Lecture 'The A of architecture. Reflections on the Principles of a Profession'



Istituto di storia e teoria dell'arte e dell'architettura ISA


ISA Lecture


The A of Architecture. reflections on the Principles of a Profession



Prof. Dr. Matthias Schirren


mercoledì 20 marzo 2019 ore 19.00

Aula C0.63 Palazzo Canavée


What do architects do when they build? Is what they do more than building? And how can architecture be distinguished from solely building. What could be called the decisive difference between an architect and somebody like Bob the Builder? Is it just a dress coat which makes the difference? Or, is it a mental dress coat with a fabric from ancient times as the etymology of the word architect seems to tell us? The lecture deals with the constantly changing principles of the architectural profession which nevertheless always contained one point at any time: that point which makes the difference.

Prof. Dr. Matthias Schirren is holding the chair of History and Theory of Architecture at the faculty of Architecture, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern. He curated various exhibitions on leading figures of 20th and 21st centuries architecture (Poelzig, Häring, Richard Meier). He published numerous books and articles on art, architecture and urban planning of the 19th century until today.




ISA Lecture

Matthias Schirren

20.03.2019 ore 19.00

Aula C0.63

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