on 15 January 2006
The authors develop some intriguing and useful theories about architecture from the standpoint of how buildings are experienced, before concerning themselves with how they are built. At the heart of their vision is the concept of architecture as ‘sensual social art responsive to real human desires and feelings’. This has led them to a critical consideration of the role of the human body itself in architectural planning, something which Bloomer and Moore believe is lacking in much contemprary practice. Their controversial but challenging plea is for buildings that unite solid form and human enjoyment. Excellent reading for the student of architecture and anyone interested in the theology of architecture.