The Architectural Capriccio: Memory, Fantasy & Invention

The Architectural Capriccio: Memory, Fantasy & Invention

Edited By Lucien Steil, University of Notre Dame
Published by Ashgate
First published in 2014
ISBN 9781409431916

Bringing together leading writers and practicing architects including Jean Dethier, David Mayernik, Massimo Scolari, Robert Adam, David Watkin and Leon Krier, this volume provides a kaleidoscopic, multilayered exploration of the Architectural Capriccio. It not only explains the phenomena within a historical context, but moreover, demonstrates its contemporary validity and appropriateness as a holistic design methodology, an inspiring pictorial strategy, an efficient rendering technique and an optimal didactic tool. The book shows and comments on a wide range of historic masterworks and highlights contemporary artists and architects excelling in a modern updated, refreshed and original tradition of the Capriccio.

Available to purchase from Ashgate