Geomorphism, Archetypes and Symbols in Architecture

  • Paolo Portoghesi 'Sapienza' University of Roma
Keywords: geomorphism, archetypes, symbols, architecture

Abstract

This paper is a revision with updating of an essay on the theme Nature and Architecture, published in 1999. Here, with the support of other disciplines, there are some similarities between natural forms and architectural forms.

Author Biography

Paolo Portoghesi, 'Sapienza' University of Roma

Militant architect and Full Professor, in 1968 he was Dean of the Faculty of Architecture at the Milan Polytechnic and in 1975 he returned to Rome where he taught Geoarchitecture at Sapienza. In Venice he inaugurated in 1980 the Architecture section of the Biennale with the Via Novissima, a virtual street then transferred to Paris and San Francisco; from 1984 to 1993 he was President of the Biennale. Academician of the Lincei since 2000, he received several honorary degrees; he is President Emeritus of the Academy of San Luca and since 1998 he has been vice-President of Green Cross Italy. With Bruno Zevi he published a great monograph on Michelangelo's architecture in 1964; among his many books, Roma Barocca, After Modern Architecture, the monograph on Borromini, Nature and Architecture in 1999.

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Paolo Portoghesi, la Torre dell’Angelo: schizzi di studio (2008)
Published
2017-12-30
How to Cite
Portoghesi, P. (2017) “Geomorphism, Archetypes and Symbols in Architecture”, AGATHÓN | International Journal of Architecture, Art and Design, 2(online), pp. 11-24. doi: 10.19229/2464-9309/222017.
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