The theory of architecture consists of the act of thinking, discussing and writing about architecture. The discipline is currently adopted by architects worldwide and taught in numerous architecture schools.
This theory date back to the antiquity; nevertheless, it has grown in popularity with the development of printed publishing and distribution of architecture books within the 20th century.
In the antiquity period, the theory of architecture referred to the work of Vitruvius, a Roman writer, architect and engineering who wrote the ‘De Architectura’, a treatise about architecture. During the Middle Age, the architectural knowledge related to the works of Abbot Suger and Villard de Honnecourt; instead, in the Renaissance period, Leon Battista Alberti wrote the ‘De re Aedificatoria’. With the 19th century, there has been a renewal of the theory by the Neoclassicists and in the 20th century, a concept of modern architecture has started growing among people.
Currently, the theory of architecture is majorly connected to the position this discipline has in different cultures. As well as this, the concept has been influenced by the urbanism and globalisations.
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