ANTHROPOLOGY OF HABITAT AND ARCHITECTURE: 5 LINES OF THE EVOLUTION OF CULTURE


In the photo-section we have this plate which shows the structure of the " Anthropology of Habitat and Architecture" approach respectively the composition of five lines (subhuman, semantic, domestic, sedentary, urban/imperial architecture) which could illustrate an evolutionary process in regard to human culture. Most important is the line of "semantic architecture" which in Neolithic times gains great importance
1) by traditionally "archiving" the local hegemony of the village founder by being cyclically reproduced in the same form thus creating linear time and social hierarchy in an essentially traditional society.
2) Further in an autonomous process an elementary type of aesthetics (coincidence of opposites, PRO-portion, categorical polarity) is formed, which creates the basics of cognition (model: top and trunk = tree), of creative design (tools, aesthetics of human body, architecture etc.), and of the elementary structure of religion (polar harmony of above and below, later, with larger territories [early states] of heaven and earth [formation of theocracies]).
3) As a "nuclear border" (see later "peripheral" territorial demarcation) it defines the territory from inside out, using its aesthetic structure to define the spatial organization of the habitat in the horizontal dimension ('woods and fields, mountains and valley, acess and place etc.)

In early civilizations this local 'cosmos' (etymology: primary local order [J. Kerschensteiner 1962] is spatially extended: a) horizontally (centralized state formation) and b) vertically (macrocosmic interpretation of categorical polarity)

In the new network "Anthropology of habitat and Architecture (AHA) --> http://habitat-anthro.ning.com/
you can find texts which describe these concepts more in details.

Anthropology of Habitat and Architecture
-->http://habitat-anthro.ning.com/forum/topics/anthropology-of-habitat-and

The Deep Structure of Architecture: Constructivity and Human Evolution
--> http://habitat-anthro.ning.com/group/anthroconstructivebehavior/forum/topics/the-deep-structure-of

Anthropology of Signs and Symbols
--> http://habitat-anthro.ning.com/forum/topics/the-anthropology-of-signs-and

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