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Theory of architecture

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Architecture or Revolution

Architecture or Revolution

Author: Nadir Lahiji Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/09/2020

By linking building theory to the emancipatory project of critique advanced by radical thinkers in our time, this work investigates the key conceptual and historical elements that culminate in an emancipatory theory of building entitled: 'Toward a philosophy of shelter'. Taking Marx as its only resource, this work proceeds with the conviction that our era is contemporaneous to Marx's historical era. This means 'not judging the validity of Marx from the perspective of the historical situation', but rather, 'demonstrating the validity of a Marxian perspective for a singular historical situation', as ours. This work will therefore translate this perspective into seeing the situation of architecture through the eyes of Marx. All those concerned with the predicament in our current condition in which architecture must play a major social role in upholding the universal value of what Alain Badiou calls 'generic humanity' will take an interest in this work. In particular, architects, critics, scholars, and students inside the field of architecture who would be seeking the application of this universal value to a new theory of building will be a welcoming audience for this work.

Architecture or Revolution

Architecture or Revolution

Author: Nadir Lahiji Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/09/2020

By linking building theory to the emancipatory project of critique advanced by radical thinkers in our time, this work investigates the key conceptual and historical elements that culminate in an emancipatory theory of building entitled: 'Toward a philosophy of shelter'. Taking Marx as its only resource, this work proceeds with the conviction that our era is contemporaneous to Marx's historical era. This means 'not judging the validity of Marx from the perspective of the historical situation', but rather, 'demonstrating the validity of a Marxian perspective for a singular historical situation', as ours. This work will therefore translate this perspective into seeing the situation of architecture through the eyes of Marx. All those concerned with the predicament in our current condition in which architecture must play a major social role in upholding the universal value of what Alain Badiou calls 'generic humanity' will take an interest in this work. In particular, architects, critics, scholars, and students inside the field of architecture who would be seeking the application of this universal value to a new theory of building will be a welcoming audience for this work.

The Figure of Knowledge

The Figure of Knowledge

Author: Sebastiaan Loosen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/09/2020

Modern Architecture and the Lifeworld: Essays in Honor of Kenneth Frampton

Modern Architecture and the Lifeworld: Essays in Honor of Kenneth Frampton

Author: Karla Cavarra Britton Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2020

The evolution of modern architecture has been inextricably entangled in issues of politics, nationalism, and the environment, creating a tension between local context and global development that is unresolved to this day. In this context, few writers have exerted as much influence on architectural theory and practice as Kenneth Frampton. In this illustrated volume, twenty-nine contributors from around the world amplify and pay tribute to his writing and thought. Intended for all those concerned with the built environment, this book offers further evidence of how this scholar, humanist, and teacher has shaped our understanding of the working reality of the architect. The premise of Modern Architecture and the Lifeworld is rooted in Frampton's understanding of how architecture must engage with both cultural and constructional imperatives; and it addresses strategies for grappling with contemporary concerns such as regional identity amidst urban globalization, and tectonic culture and landform in the construction of place. Supported by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.

Specifying Ambient Worlds

Specifying Ambient Worlds

Author: Thomas Mical Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2020

Specifying Ambient Worlds is structured around convergences and resonances between architecture and theory, sound and space, sense and affect, and all things ambient. It brings together a selection of historical inflection points, singular examples, and oblique strategies for designers to work from, such as Mies' architecture, airport typology, and the increasing significance of mobility studies and sensory studies for expanding contemporary design practice. The book clearly defines the 'ambient' as a concept and condition necessary for architectural excellence, and these specific works are used to maintain clarity and credibility in the exploration of atmosphere, ambience, and affect imbedded in the spatial logic of late modernity. It situates the lure of the ambient within the architectural thought and method of advanced modernity in a desire to augment the musical claims of the Ambient Century . This qualitative analysis of instances, principles, and concepts illustrated by architectural and sonic works is not the end, but the means to get to speculative and projective design strategies and methods, without being proscriptive or formulaic.

Architectural Materialisms

Architectural Materialisms

Author: Maria Voyatzaki Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/08/2020

This book gathers 14 architects, designers, performing artists, film makers, media theorists, philosophers, mathematicians and programmers. They all argue that matter in contemporary posthuman times has to be rethought in its rich internal dynamism and its multifaceted context.

Connectivity: Urban Arc-tion and Re-arc-tion

Connectivity: Urban Arc-tion and Re-arc-tion

Author: Wallace Chang Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2020

The rediscovery of who we are and where we live has urged us to reconsider our passive attitude. However, there will be no substantial weight if the currency of value is just relying on money. But, are there any alternative values, and how are these values being appreciated? E-pathy City , thus, stands for a utopian vision that ordinary people, like us, will begin to share by seeing things beyond ourselves, then act along with others towards an empathetic understanding of our environment and other generations.

Architecture - Drawn

Architecture - Drawn

Author: Klaus Jan Philipp Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/08/2020

The two-dimensional drawing with plan layout, elevation, and section is a necessary prerequisite for all building. Perspectives help to give three-dimensional expression to the architect's ideas. In order to convey architecture and to build it, drawings at a reduced scale are mandatory, for the architect as much as for tradesmen and clients. This book recounts the historical development of architectural drawings and thus provides an insight into the fascinating world of this medium. It not only shows plain technical drawings but mainly focuses on impressive inventions of almost artistic quality that surprise again and again. It thus is a convincing appeal to constantly renew ways of drawing architecture and thereby to imagine future worlds.

Memory and Architecture

Memory and Architecture

Author: Eleni Bastea Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/08/2020

Using the analytical perspectives of architecture, comparative literature, and cultural studies, the essays in the book examine the role of memory in the creation of our built environment. Part I examines the ways institutions and individuals construct national memory. Eric Sandweiss discusses American urban history museums; Mark Jarzombek addresses the reconstruction of Dresden, Germany; Fernando Lara contrasts Brazilian modern architecture to earlier European modernism; and Maria de Lourdes Luz and Ana Lucia Santos look at Brazilian history through the prism of the coffee plantation system. Part II focuses on the treatment of place in literature. Sabir Khan spotlights the experiences of two South Asian women who return to their homelands after several years abroad to discover changes in their native landscape. Barbara Mann explores the Old Cemetry in Tel Aviv, while Carel Bertram considers images of the Turkish house, and Eleni Bastea examines the cities of Thessaloniki and Istanbul as reflected in literary novels. Part III comprises three personal essays: Catherine Hamel on Beirut, Christine Gorby on Belfast, and V B Price on Los Angeles and Albuquerque. 'The Voices from the Studio' in Part IV considers the ways memory may apply to the teaching of architecture. Thomas Fisher writes about the state of architectural education, Rachel Hurst and Jane Lawrence describe their teaching methods. Sheona Thomson examines the relationship between the spaces of architecture and the spaces of literature asking, Why couldn't we be drawn more often into learning about architecture by studying how it has been painted by Giotto, or described by Virginia Woolf, or, for that matter, by being asked to reflect on our own recollections of place?

L'Architecture Gothique

L'Architecture Gothique

Author: Dany Sandron Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/08/2020

Ancient Indian Architecture

Ancient Indian Architecture

Author: Sanjev Maheshwari, Rajeev Garg Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/08/2020

Islamic Architecture in India

Islamic Architecture in India

Author: S. Grover Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/08/2020