The Evolution of the Concept of Subject and its Impact on Architecture from Age of Enlightenment to the Modern Era

The third International Conference on Architecture, Arts and Applications, 2019

16 Pages Posted: 15 Oct 2019

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Zahra Golnaz Manteghi Fasaei

Ph.D. of Philosophy of Art, Faculty of Arts, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch of Tehran

Date Written: July 25, 2019

Abstract

Conventional elements of architecture represent a step in an evolutionary shift, and contain some past meaning and new meaning in their use and altered expression. The concept of "self" in to-day's world has turned to a "reflection or speculation project" that is understandable and receiva-ble only through a deep review of the evolution concept of "subjectivism" and "objectivism". Modern consumer culture offered several possibilities to people and people can make their own identity creatively with different methods. In this research, in addition to studying the evolution from Age of Enlightenment to the modern periods, the impact of this concept on the formation of architecture has been investigated by using historical interpretation method. The results show that architecture has a significant relationship with the subject definition as creation bed of personal and social thought so that architecture acts as a full-view mirror of the subjects. Since the subject is constantly changing and modifying as primary material of philosophical thought, understand-ing the evolution of architecture can be achieved just in case of the recognition of these devel-opments and their incorporation in the design process.

Keywords: Subject, Object, Architecture, Middle Ages

Suggested Citation

Manteghi Fasaei, Zahra Golnaz, The Evolution of the Concept of Subject and its Impact on Architecture from Age of Enlightenment to the Modern Era (July 25, 2019). The third International Conference on Architecture, Arts and Applications, 2019, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3464046

Zahra Golnaz Manteghi Fasaei (Contact Author)

Ph.D. of Philosophy of Art, Faculty of Arts, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch of Tehran ( email )

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