Architecture and Metaphor
Maged Youssef received PhD of Architecture from Cairo University and studied both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Ain Shams University, Egypt. He is currently an associate professor teaching ‘Theory of Architecture’ and 'Architectural Design' at the Faculty of Architecture - Design & Built Environment, Beirut Arab University, Lebanon. He published many papers in international conferences and journals. He also published several books in the field of 'Theory of Architecture'. Visiting tens of prominent contemporary projects around the world has contributed in building his architectural and cultural character.
This book investigates the relation between architecture and metaphor. Concept beyond architectural ideas is very important aspect for the audience of architects, students, and critics. This book considers a serious trial to uncover the secrets and intentions that generated the concepts of the 20th century architecture. From a very literary perspective, this book interprets the multiple meanings of the architectural forms, which understood as the 'Metaphor' in architecture. This book therefore deals with the phenomenon of metaphor in architecture. It produces many interpretations trying to discover the truth beyond the concepts of the 20th century architecture. It collects fifteen examples analyzing ideas of different architects and what they meant using certain metaphoric representations. This book is expected to be a reader-cum-textbook for many architectural theory classes for the next generation of architects.
Beirut Arab University Press
Architecture, Design, Metaphor, Theory, Philosophy, Meaning, Metaphoric Thinking, Architectural Metaphor, Abstraction, Interpretation, Representation
Youssef, Maged, "Architecture and Metaphor" (2016). University Books. 1.