June 2017


«Architecton: proceedings of higher education» № 35 September 2011

Theory of architecture

Kondrashina Sofia V.

Postgraduate student.
Research supervisor: Professor O.A. Shipitsyna, PhD (Architecture),
Ural State Academy of Architecture and Arts,
Ekaterinburg, Russia, e-mail: kondr.sonia@gmail.com


The modernity is characterized by huge dependence on information. Various aspects of information are directly connected with various disciplines, from mathematics and cybernetics to linguistics and sociology. Texts about architecture are also information, and an interdisciplinary approach is needed to their studying. Thus, we may use quantitative analysis from the theory of information, which is part of applied mathematics. It would allow us to introduce an objective criterion into research. Analysis of the contents of texts about architecture and concepts used in them is related to philological research. A philosophical review of texts would make it possible to expand perception from separate concepts (architectural thoughts) of individual authors to the theory of architecture as a whole. Moreover, to ensure full comprehension of texts and mechanisms underlying their mutual influence, we propose to identify information interactions in works about architecture. These can be analysed based on both study of the contents and terms used in such works and on text typology (timing, contents, genre). Thus, we can identify three "aspects" in the analysis of works about architecture: philological, philosophical, and identification of information interactions in texts.

Key words: architecture, information interactions, text, theory of information, philology, philosophy

Russian text of this article

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