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Architecture or Evolution : Charles Jencks' Evolutionary Tree

Richards, William
Format
Thesis/Dissertation; Online
Author
Richards, William
Advisor
Rifkind, David
Morrish, William
Wilson, Richard
Abstract
Charles Jencks, the architectural historian, critic, and architect, posited an "Evolutionary Tree" of Modern Architecture in the October 1970 edition of Architectural Design magazine. [Figure l] While this is not the first attempt to create an evolutionary tree, it was the first of its kind in architectural history to systematize how the exigencies of architectural production change. This thesis argues that Jencks' diagram embodies a specific methodology, in which history can be visually registered as a phenetic proposition - not as a set of discrete, teleological trajectories.
Language
English
Date Received
20160218
Published
University of Virginia, Department of Architectural History, MA (Master of Arts), 2006
Published Date
2006-01-01
Degree
MA (Master of Arts)
Notes
Digitization of this thesis was made possible by a generous grant from the Jefferson Trust, 2015. Thesis originally deposited on 2016-02-18 in version 1.28 of Libra. This thesis was migrated to Libra2 on 2017-03-23 16:33:49.
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