Architecture and Metaphor


The book 'Architecture and Metaphor' investigates the relation between architecture and metaphor. Concept beyond architectural ideas is very important aspect for the audience of architects, students, and critics. This book considers a serious trial to uncover the secrets and intentions that generated the concepts of the 20th century architecture. From a very literary perspective, this book interprets the multiple meanings of the architectural forms, which understood as the 'Metaphor' in architecture. This book therefore deals with the phenomenon of metaphor in architecture. It produces many interpretations trying to discover the truth beyond the concepts of the 20th century architecture. It collects fifteen examples analyzing the ideas of their architects and what they meant with their metaphoric representations. This book is expected to be used as a reader-cum-textbook for many architectural theory classes for the next generation of architects.


Dr. Youssef, Maged