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John Shannon Hendrix

John Shannon Hendrix

Bristol, RI, US

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Platonic Architectonics
Platonic Architectonics

Platonic Architectonics

An analysis of the role that Platonic and Neoplatonic philosophical systems have played in artistic production and the understanding of architectonic space, with chapters on Anaximander, Plato, Plotinus, Proclus, Cusanus, Leon Battista Alberti, Piero della Francesca, Paul Cezanne, the Cubists and Deconstructivists. Interpretations of philosophical texts, artistic treatises, and works of art and architecture in Western culture as they are related to Platonic and Neoplatonic philosophies. Examines philosophical concepts such as the apeiron, arche, chora, cosmos, Idea, intellectus divinus, implicato/explicato, coincidentia oppositorum, Intellectual Principle, the Other, the heterogeneous, and deep structure, in relation to artistic concepts such as perspectiva naturalis/artificialis, costruzione leggitima, scenographia, concinnitas, disegno, commensuratio, harmonic proportions, transformational relationships, spacing, and dislocation.
 

 
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