Il verso della dissoluzione e quello della caduta. Notizie sull’orientamento architettonico tra Th. Lipps e H. van der Laan

Felice Masi


The paper aims at drawing the main lines of a reflection about architectonic space, starting from the comparison between two hypothesis, as much as ever different: Theodor Lipps’ spatial aesthetics and Hans van der Laan’s elemental theory. The emphasis given by both authors to the intersection between directions and way, but also to the mutual subordination between thing and space, allows to rewrite the obituary of architecture as a spatial art, according to which the Modern Style has turned the spatiality into its specular visibility, into the spaciousness, into the indefinite continuity of the Bigness.


Aesthetic experience; Spatiality; Architecture; Lipps; Van der Laan

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