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Christian Norberg-Schulz: Figurative architecture (1985)01:34:23

This is not a SCI-Arc event, but seems to be a symposium on figurative architecture at the 1985 AIA conference in San Francisco.

After a brief introduction that notes George Anselevicius will be ACSA president next year, Christian Norberg-Schulz discusses his concept of figurative architecture, involving issues of monumentality and place in contemporary culture. He presents a variety of projects, stressing how they all define a specific kind of place between earth and sky. He discusses the work of Étienne-Louis Boullée and Gian Lorenzo Bernini in terms of semiology, images and symbols.

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