Critical Meanings In Architecture
Through the search for critical meanings in architecture, this work enchains architecture with philosophy for the purpose of discovering the essence of architecture. The contents excavated in the search for critical meanings are equally applicable for other creative arts. It is a useful reference for creators who are concerned about the underlying reasons for their work and to find a bedrock for creativity beyond mere appearances. The work transgresses the boundaries between imagination, perception and rational thought: The ordinary mental tools that designers use to arrive at creative work. It also interrogates the dichotomy between intuition and reason to seek a holistic viewpoint that synthesizes the otherwise disparate philosophical worlds. Mainly, it is a mental journey to overcome the often meaningless aspects of design that depend on visual acceptance alone, which should also be the concern of all conscientious designers and thinkers.