Finding San Carlino: Collected Perspectives on the Geometry of the Baroque (Routledge Research in Architectural History) (Hardcover)

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By Adil Mansure (Editor), Skender Luarasi (Editor)
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The church of San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane, also called San Carlino, is an architectural artefact that continues to attract numerous hypotheses and geometric analyses attempting to explain its form and meaning. Numerous investigations have attempted to reveal its underlying geometrical principles, without, however, reaching a consensus. Finding San Carlino presents an edited collection of perspectives on Borromini's famous Baroque church from a range of established and emerging scholars in architectural history and theory, including Werner Oechslin, Karsten Harries, Michael Hill and Lauren Jacobi amongst others.

This book offers the reader different means of engaging with, enjoying and articulating San Carlino's complexity, non-consensus and ambiguity. It is precisely such a unique disposition that motivates this book to explore multiple modes of architectural enquiry and delve into a series of theoretical and historiographical questions such as: why was Borromini not able to post-rationalize his architecture with his drawings? What is San Carlino's exemplary value, and why does it continually engender exegetical and hermeneutic desire? What is the role of geometry in architecture, in history and today?

Written for researchers, scholars and postgraduate students in architectural history and theory, the book uses San Carlino as an enigmatic centering point for a set of significant contemporary voices to explore new modes of confrontation and comparison.

About the Author

Adil Mansure is an architect, writer and educator based in Toronto. He has taught studios and seminars based on his research at the University of Toronto, OCAD University and the University at Buffalo. He has practiced in New York, Toronto and Bombay. He holds degrees from the University of Cambridge, Yale University and Mumbai University.Skender Luarasi is an architect and writer. Luarasi has presented his research in numerous ACSA conferences and has published in Haecceity, A+P Forum and other journals. He holds a Master of Architecture from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a bachelor's degree in architecture from Wentworth Institute of Technology. He is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Research and Development at Polis University in Tirana, Albania.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781138313002
ISBN-10: 1138313009
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: December 18th, 2019
Pages: 204
Language: English
Series: Routledge Research in Architectural History