Title page for ETD etd-06272007-203528

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Ritchie, William Michael
Author's Email Address writchie@vt.edu
URN etd-06272007-203528
Title Thought and Invention: a study of architectural form through the particular and the universal
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Rott, Hans Christian Committee Chair
Galloway, William U. Committee Member
Weiner, Frank H. Committee Member
  • space
  • archetype
  • monumentality
  • form
Date of Defense 2007-05-08
Availability unrestricted
This thesis study investigates the significance of the archetypal images of architecture and the inherent relationship between space, structure, and form. How are space and form defined by architecture? Is form a premeditated thing, and, if so, how is it intuitively understood by the creative process? By studying the models and patterns through which the autonomous language of architecture is communicated, the thesis study attempts to develop an understanding of the nature of form through universal and particular conditions.

Rather than present the study as a completed body of work ending with an objective conclusion, the included images and text represent an ongoing investigation addressing critical architectural ideas including the relationship between form and context and the role of tradition and historical precedent as a deciding factor of modern architecture.

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