In Search of Elegance by Michel Lincourt

Jardin du Palais Royal

CITATION:

“…What is architecture? How is it made? How is it judged? These fundamental questions have intrigued architects for centuries. While the questions are philosophical, the answers have important ramifications for architectural practice. ‘In Search of Elegance’ provides answers to these complex questions and, in so doing, develops a new theory of the practice of architecture and urban design. It defines the essential components of architecture, articulates non-self-referential design criteria based on societal values, and develops a proactive design process that in corporates the concept of archetype as a privileged means for achieving a coherent design…”

Published by Liverpool University Press, ISBN: 0-85323-534-1, published in 1999 as a copyright

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