By N.J. Habraken
Based on decades of non-public observation, Palladio's Children critically examines the position of the architect as a qualified descendent of Palladio, and as an inheritor to his architectural legacy. Seven cutting edge and punctiliously crafted essays discover the widening ideological schism among today’s architects whose middle values, id and schooling stay rooted within the Renaissance legacy of making crafty ‘masterpieces’, and the sensible calls for on a career which acts inside of an evolving, ubiquitous and independent outfitted setting or ‘field’.
Clearly written but expressing complicated, evolving rules, this prolonged argument opens a brand new discussion board of discussion throughout layout idea, specialist perform and educational matters. relocating the topic on from a old point of view, Habraken indicates how architects are more and more keen on the layout of daily structures. This needs to bring about a reassessment of architects’ identities, values and schooling, and the contribution of the architect within the shaping of the equipped environment.