Harry Mallgrave

Harry Mallgrave
Illinois Institute of Technology | IIT · College of Architecture

PhD

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Publications (40)
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A half-century ago the Dutch architect Aldo van Eyck encouraged designers to think about "space and time" not as abstractions in themselves but rather as cultural events better approached through the medium of "place and occasion." Van Eyck made this point on the basis of his own travels and through his extensive readings in cultural anthropology,...
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In recent years we have seen a number of dramatic discoveries within the biological and related sciences. Traditional arguments such as "nature versus nurture" are rapidly disappearing because of the realization that just as we are affecting our environments, so too do these altered environments restructure our cognitive abilities and outlooks. If...
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NeuronsBrainstem and Limbic SystemCerebral CortexEmbodiment and Plasticity
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The Visible and the InvisibleRasmussen on the Experience of ArchitectureFrampton and Pallasmaa
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Hebb's Neuropsychological TheoryNeutra's Biorealism in Architecture
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Empathy and Artistic PerceptionEmotions and ArchitectureThe Cause of Style Change
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Bötticher's Work-Form and Art-FormSemper's Metaphor of “Dressing”
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LaugierLe Roy's “Successive Sensations”
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Burke and the Physiology of EmotionPicturesque TheoryPicturesque Architecture
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De Pictura and De StaturaDe Re AedificatoriaFilarete and Francesco di GiorgioLeonardo
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The Emotional BrainSpatialityArchitecture of the Senses
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Kantian PurposivenessThe Physiological Approach of Schopenhauer
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Wertheimer, Koffka, and KöhlerIsomorphismArnheim and the Rise of Gestalt Aesthetics
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Is it possible for a single image or a set of images to define an era, a period, or a decade? Historians often seem to think so, for most have their canonic images by which they organize their material. It is as if each period wears its unique face or possesses its persona, as if each decade or period of time is driven by a particular spirit. I don...
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Harry Mallgrave’s comprehensive survey of architectural theory, primarily in Europe and the United States, contextualizes architectural discourse within its social and political atmosphere over three centuries of development. He explores the philosophical and conceptual evolution of its ideas, the relation of theory to the practice of building, and...
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The nocturnal sky shows glimmering nebulas among the splendid miracle of stars—either old extinct systems scattered throughout the universe, or cosmic dust taking shape around a nucleus, or a condition in between destruction and regeneration.They are a suitable analogy for similar events on the horizon of art history. They are signs of a world of a...
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Architectural historians are by nature a rather fretful lot. For even the casual historian, that is to say, he or she who only occasionally wanders into the written legacy of this field, cannot escape the distress that one must feel when confronting at every turn the state of crisis into which every architectural generation inevitably finds itself...
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The six essays presented in this volume afford the English-reading public the first serious and considered overview of the uniquely Germanic movements of psychological aesthetics and Kunstwissenschaft. Written in the last three decades of the nineteenth century - at a time when the proliferation of knowledge and dramatic social and economic change...
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For the generation after Karl Frederich Schinkel, Gottfried Semper (1803-1879) was the most admired architect in Germany. His buildings, such as the opera houses in Dresden and two museums in Vienna, were outstanding examples of their kind. To later generations, however, Semper is known primarily for his writings. Although Semper is arguably the 19...
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The concept of "style" has enjoyed little popularity among architects of the twentieth century. Hermann Muthesius in his functionalist manifesto of 1902, Stilarchitektur und Baukunst, first proposed that the term be stricken from architectural discourse, so that attention might be shifted from the formal to the functional demands of design. For him...

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Within contemporary cognitive neuroscience, Aesthetics is the far more neglected aspect of human cognition. Most likely, this is a mistake, as Aesthetics is THE key issue to understand who we are and where we are going. The main goals of this transdisciplinary project are: 1) To empirically investigate the constitutive elements of aesthetic experience and the genesis of aesthetic concepts, by focusing on the brain-body responses to static and moving images; 2) To empirically investigate how media, scopic regimes and contextual cultural factors modulate individuals' preferences, behavioral choices and attitudes; 3) To empirically investigate the bodily roots of 'nesting' and the experience of architectural living space.
Archived project
The book is an attempt to bring currents models of cultural and biological theory into the architectural discourse. It will highlight that architecture is not only the practice of culture but also the making of culture, when defined in its full etymological sense. It will also argue for reforms in the architect's education to accommodate our new insights regarding ourselves.