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From Ruskin to Aalto; Prophets with a Message

Robertson, Christopher James


This thesis and its associated works critically explore the shift in philosophical views on nature from ‘created’ to ‘machine’ and their use as analogies for design and architecture from the mid 19th century to the early 20th century. I trace both a penetrating description of a ‘created’ cosmology for architecture and design expounded by John Ruskin at the very point of point of its decline with the rise of scientific materialism/reductionism as a replacement...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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