QUESTIONS OF PERCEPTION: PHENOMENOLOGY OF ARCHITECTURE-by STEVEN HOLL This new edition of the A+U 1994 special issue Questions of Perception brings back one of the most important treatises on architectural theory in recent years. Authored by noted architectural scholars, Steven Holl, Alberto Perez-Gomez, and Juhani Pallasmaa, the three separate essays are thematically linked: each one tries to explain the role that human perception and phenomenological experience play in architecture.
Architecture & Spectacle: A Critique-Focusing on 6 leading contemporary architects: Peter Eisenman, Frank Gehry, Bernard Tschumi, Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas and Steven Holl, it puts forward an insightful analysis of neo-avant-garde architecture. It discusses the spectacle& excess which permeates contemporary architecture in reference to the present aesthetic tendency for image making, by applying the tectonic of theatricality discussed by the XIXth-century German architect Gottfried Semper.
The Primacy of Perception: And Other Essays on Phenomenological Psychology, the Philosophy of Art, History and Politics by Maurice Merleau-Ponty,http://www.amazon.com/dp/0810101645/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_5GTKsb03DRTZZFR5
In the autopoiesis of architecture, Patrik Schumacher introduces a new unifying theory of architecture. Peter Buchanan decodes, dissects and weighs up Schumacher’s arguments http://www.architectural-review.com/essays/the-autopoiesis-of-architecture-dissected-discussed-and-decoded/8612164.article