Phenomenology And Anti-Historicism In Architectural History

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existing beneath the earth hidden from the creatures moving over the earth. We can’t see that world living beneath until we go deep down the earth. Then there’s the sky that is the example of revelation of the things. Everything happening on the sky is visible to everyone in this whole wide world. There’s nothing on the sky that is hidden from those living in this universe beneath the sky. Heidegger says “The nature of the dimension is the meting out—which is lightened and so can be spanned—of the between: the upward to the sky as well as the downward to earth. We leave the nature of the dimension without a name. According to Hölderlin’s words, man spans the dimension by measuring himself against the heavenly. Man does not undertake this spanning just now and then;…show more content…
It is actually exploring philosophy in one’s experience and his involvement in his surroundings and built environment. Architectural phenomenology has been the most investigated subject in architectural history. It started in 1950s and reached at its peak during 1970s and 80s and in still continues today and this fact is both aesthetic and very intellectual in itself. Architectural phenomenology puts an emphasis on human experience and it has a strong background regarding history. The concept of Architectural phenomenology is in contrast to the anti-historicism of post-world war style of modernism. This Phenomenology movement helped in providing legitimacy to the idea of historical buildings having valuable lessons for all the contemporary designers. It was a challenge to post-war modern architecture to accept the history thus, eventually it led to postmodern architecture. The idea of phenomenology caused a throwback to architecture due to modernism, which lacked its role of communication between the user and the built environment in which he

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