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dc.contributor.advisor Waldman, Peter
dc.creatorDorenbusch, James A.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-18T21:31:46Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-18T21:31:46Z
dc.date.issued 1985
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/104793
dc.description.abstract Every building expresses some aspect of an ideology either to its designer or to those who use it, or to both. However. the communicative content of the language of contemporary architecture has suffered for two reasons: the use of stereotyped Modernist expression divorced from its psychological meanings and the use of Post-Modern architectural expression which has severed its ties of comprehension from the language of architecture. This thesis proposes a valid method for the analysis of the communicative aspects of architecture. This is done by the evaluation and assembly of various communication theories to provide a semiotic model capable of analyzing the communicative aspects of architecture at both a general level and in depth. The works of the Finnish architect Alvar Aalto are used to demonstrate the various theories through their application to actual buildings. Aalto's works were chosen because of their close relationship to the homogeneous culture of Finland.
dc.format.extent 105 pp
dc.language.iso eng
dc.title Towards a communicative architecture: the architectural language of Alvar Aalto
dc.identifier.digital RICE2430
dc.contributor.committeeMember Hewitt, Mark A.;Cuff, Dana C.
dc.type.genre Thesis
dc.type.material Text
thesis.degree.department Architecture
thesis.degree.discipline Architecture
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Architecture
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dc.identifier.callno Thesis Arch. 1985 Dorenbusch
dc.identifier.citation Dorenbusch, James A.. "Towards a communicative architecture: the architectural language of Alvar Aalto." (1985) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/104793.


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