Daniel Naegele’s review of Colin Rowe’s “The Mathematics of the Ideal Villa and Other Essays” explains that Rowe’s essays provide conditions where ideas and buildings can be constantly questioned and developed. To support his claim Naegele quotes Rowe’s work and extracts the opposing words he uses to describe, compare and contrast different architectural situations. The author’s purpose was to explain how Rowe chooses to manipulate his vocabulary to create an ambiguous view in order to constantly raise questions that improve and evolve the architecture field. Given the technical writing in the article the intended audience are architectural professionals, scholars and art theorists.
Naegele’s, Daniel, reviewer. “The Mathematics of the Ideal Villa and Other Essays” [Review of the book “The Mathematics of the Ideal Villa and Other Essays”]. Harvard Design Magazine, Winter/Spring 2002, pp.81-84
Rowe, Colin, Robert Slutzky. “Transparency: Literal and Phenomenal” MIT Press Perspecta, Vol. 8 (1963), pp. 45-54