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Origins of Architectural Pleasure - Hildebrand, Grant, Professor
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Do survival instincts have anything to do with our architectural choices - our liking for a certain room, a special stairway, a plaza in a particular city? In this engaging study Grant Hildebrand discusses ways in which architectural forms emulate some archetypal settings that humans have found appealing - and useful to survival - from ancient times to the present. Speculating that nature has 'designed' us to prefer certain conditions and experiences, Hildebrand is interested in how the characteristics of our most ...

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Origins of Architectural Pleasure 1999, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520215054

Hardcover