Critical Architecture

Critical Architecture

Placing architecture in an interdisciplinary context, the book explores architectural criticism with reference to modes of criticism in other disciplines - specifically art criticism - and considers how critical practice in architecture ...

Author: Jane Rendell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134120024

Category: Architecture

Page: 368

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Critical Architecture examines the relationship between critical practice in architecture and architectural criticism. Placing architecture in an interdisciplinary context, the book explores architectural criticism with reference to modes of criticism in other disciplines - specifically art criticism - and considers how critical practice in architecture operates through a number of different modes: buildings, drawings and texts. With forty essays by an international cast of leading architectural academics, this accessible single source text on the topical subject of architectural criticism is ideal for undergraduate as well as post graduate study.
Categories: Architecture

Critical Architecture and Contemporary Culture

Critical Architecture and Contemporary Culture

At the symposium, I was also quite literally left speechless by your questions,
questions that I could not answer personally, questions that, indeed, must be
directed to architecture for a reply. Why was I so stunned, so taken aback?
Perhaps on ...

Author: William J. Lillyman

Publisher: University of California Humanities Research Institute

ISBN: 0195360168

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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The third volume in the University of California Humanities Research Institute Series, this book brings together prominent literary theorists and architects to offer a variety of perspectives on the relation between postmodernism and architecture. The contributors include such luminaries from the forefront of literary studies as J. Hillis Miller, Jacques Derrida, and Jean-Francois Lyotard; the architects Peter Eisenman, Frank Gehry, and Robert Stern offer their perspectives on the critical role of architecture and contemporary culture. The high caliber of the discourse and the variety of approaches included will draw a scholarly audience from a wide range of disciplines.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Global Perspectives on Critical Architecture

Global Perspectives on Critical Architecture

For the formation of contemporary architectural discourses, two further important
sources can be observed. ... While certain modes of critical thinking can be
discerned in these examples, few references to “critical architecture” or “criticality”
are ...

Author: Gevork Hartoonian

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317127451

Category: Architecture

Page: 246

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Judging from the debates taking place in both education and practice, it appears that architecture is deeply in crisis. New design and production techniques, together with the globalization of capital and even skilled-labour, have reduced architecture to a commodified object, its aesthetic qualities tapping into the current pervasive desire for the spectacular. These developments have changed the architect’s role in the design and production processes of architecture. Moreover, critical architectural theories, including those of Breton, Heidegger and Benjamin, which explored the concepts of technology, modernism, labour and capital and how technology informed the cultural, along with later theories from the 1960s, which focused more on the architect’s theorization of his/her own design strategies, seem increasingly irrelevant. In an age of digital reproduction and commodification, these theoretical approaches need to be reassessed. Bringing together essays and interviews from leading scholars such as Kenneth Frampton, Peggy Deamer, Bernard Tschumi, Donald Kunze and Marco Biraghi, this volume investigates and critically addresses various dimensions of the present crisis of architecture. It poses questions such as: Is architecture a conservative cultural product servicing a given producer/consumer system? Should architecture’s affiliative ties with capitalism be subjected to a measure of criticism that can be expanded to the entirety of the cultural realm? Is architecture’s infusion into the cultural the reason for the visibility of architecture today? What room does the city leave for architecture beyond the present delirium of spectacle? Should the thematic of various New Left criticisms of capitalism be taken as the premise of architectural criticism? Or alternatively, putting the notion of criticality aside is it enough to confine criticism to the production of insightful and pleasurable texts?
Categories: Architecture

Scogin Elam and Bray

Scogin  Elam  and Bray

Critical appraisal of this young firm of American architects

Author: Scogin, Elam and Bray Architects (Atlanta, Ga.)

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: UOM:39015048087236

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

View: 652

"The architecture of Scogin, Elam, and Bray offers an uncontestably intriguing object for critics and theorists. Their practice is markedly unconventional, but still participates in and reinterprets numerous architectural conventions, from 'modernism' and 'economy' to 'regionalism' and the proprieties of the profession. This ambitious work and the skillful subtlety of its forms provokes a reconsideration of what makes architecture critical, as well as a reformulation of prevalent approaches to architectural criticism. Thus Mark Linder, in his preface, introduces a book in which 'the architecture and the writing are equal partners.' Based on the symposium 'Critical Architecture/Architectural Criticism: the Work of Scogin Elam and Bray,' held in May 1990 at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, this book is neither simply a presentation of a firm's oeuvre nor merely a collection of illustrated essays. It presents the visual and verbal material in a way that emphasizes the interchanges and debate of the symposium. The authors, all of whom participated in the symposium, explore nine built projects and other unrealized designs by this adventurous young firm, including the downtown branch of the High Museum, Turner Village at Emory University's Candler School of Theology, and the Buckhead Library in Atlanta"-- Page 4 of cover.
Categories: Architecture

Critical Practices in Architecture

Critical Practices in Architecture

This book embraces the idea that in today’s complex world, multiple, emerging perspectives are critical to the design fields, the environment, and society.

Author: Jonathan Bean

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527544956

Category: Architecture

Page: 422

View: 731

This book embraces the idea that in today’s complex world, multiple, emerging perspectives are critical to the design fields, the environment, and society. It also brings authors into conversation to focus on the built environment from the perspective of critical practice. The authors take as a starting point Jane Rendell’s ground-breaking work, which defines critical spatial practice as “self-reflective modes of thought that seek to change the world.” In opposition to conventional conceptions of architectural education and work, this book reflects how socially engaged architects, landscape architects, designers, urbanists, and artists take up critical spatial practice. Bridging ideas from multiple countries and approaches to design scholarship, each chapter seeks to find places of convergence for the multiple strands that form around themes of practice, equality, methods, theory, ethics, pedagogy, and representation. Rendell’s foreword and postscript provide context for these themes and suggest a way forward in today’s challenging, changing times.
Categories: Architecture

A Critical History of Contemporary Architecture

A Critical History of Contemporary Architecture

See Geoffrey Broadbent, “The Architecture of Deconstruction,” in Deconstruction:
A Student Guide (London: Academy ... 41 Frank Gehry, “Keynote Address” to the
Symposium on “Postmodernism and Beyond: Architecture as the Critical Art of ...

Author: Asst Prof David Rifkind

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472429391

Category: Architecture

Page: 530

View: 637

This book provides a comprehensive, critical overview of the developments in architecture from 1960 to 2010. The first section provides a presentation of major movements in architecture after 1960, and the second, a geographic survey that covers a wide range of territories around the world. This book not only reflects the different perspectives of its various authors, but also charts a middle course between the 'aesthetic' histories that examine architecture solely in terms of its formal aspects, and the more 'ideological' histories that subject it to a critique that often skirts the discussion of its formal aspects.
Categories: Architecture

Scogin Elam and Bray

Scogin  Elam  and Bray

' Based on the symposium 'Critical Architecture/Architectural Criticism: the Work of Scogin Elam and Bray,' held in May 1990 at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, this book is neither simply a presentation of a firm's oeuvre nor merely a ...

Author: Scogin, Elam and Bray Architects (Atlanta, Ga.)

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: UOM:39015048087236

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

View: 181

"The architecture of Scogin, Elam, and Bray offers an uncontestably intriguing object for critics and theorists. Their practice is markedly unconventional, but still participates in and reinterprets numerous architectural conventions, from 'modernism' and 'economy' to 'regionalism' and the proprieties of the profession. This ambitious work and the skillful subtlety of its forms provokes a reconsideration of what makes architecture critical, as well as a reformulation of prevalent approaches to architectural criticism. Thus Mark Linder, in his preface, introduces a book in which 'the architecture and the writing are equal partners.' Based on the symposium 'Critical Architecture/Architectural Criticism: the Work of Scogin Elam and Bray,' held in May 1990 at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, this book is neither simply a presentation of a firm's oeuvre nor merely a collection of illustrated essays. It presents the visual and verbal material in a way that emphasizes the interchanges and debate of the symposium. The authors, all of whom participated in the symposium, explore nine built projects and other unrealized designs by this adventurous young firm, including the downtown branch of the High Museum, Turner Village at Emory University's Candler School of Theology, and the Buckhead Library in Atlanta"-- Page 4 of cover.
Categories: Architecture

The Edinburgh Review Or Critical Journal

The Edinburgh Review  Or Critical Journal

Its historical interest thus outweighs its architectural value , as it is of very
diminutive proportions . Nevertheless it is a good sample of the skill with which
Moorish architects contrived to increase the impression of the magnitude of
buildings of ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB10540641

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The Edinburgh Review Or Critical Journal To Be Continued Quarterly

The Edinburgh Review  Or Critical Journal      To Be Continued Quarterly

The Italian architects have ever wrought in the presence of a tremendous power
of control , a mighty master - builder , wont to , come ... massiveness is thus
impressed on Italian architecture , for which the motive is absent in this country .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: ONB:+Z256555301

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Page:

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THE EDINBURGH REVIEW OR CRITICAL JOURNAL FOR JULY 1851 OCTOBER 1851

THE EDINBURGH REVIEW  OR CRITICAL JOURNAL  FOR JULY  1851   OCTOBER  1851

Ruskin , ( John ) , review of his “ Seven Lamps of Architecture , and • The Stones
of Venice . ' See Sources of Expression in Architecture , S Sources of Expression
in Architecture , review of works relating to , 365 - requisites for an architect ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:555068883

Category:

Page:

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A General View of the Fine Arts Critical and Historical

A General View of the Fine Arts  Critical and Historical

ΥΛΟΣ GREEK AND ROMAN ARCHITECTURE . - Cyclopean walls . Five orders .
- Doric order . - Ionic order . - Supposed origin of the Ionic capital . - Corinthian
order . - Its origin . - - The entasis . - - Etruscan and Roman architecture . The arch
.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89054197728

Category: Art

Page: 477

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Categories: Art

A Classified Catalogue with Critical Notes of the Works on Art in the Green Alcove of the New York Society Library

A Classified Catalogue with Critical Notes of the Works on Art in the Green Alcove of the New York Society Library

ARCHITECTURE . Bois de BOULOGNE , ARCHITECTURAL . 50 plates , mostly
coloured . Fol . , cloth gilt . 1875 . BLOXAM , M. H. Principles of Gothic
Ecclesiastical Architecture . 2 vols . in 1 , 8vo . London , 1845 . BRANDON ,
RAPHAEL and ...

Author: New York Society Library

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044034275446

Category: Art

Page: 48

View: 654

Categories: Art

A Critical Analysis of Israeli Architecture 1948 1967

A Critical Analysis of Israeli Architecture  1948 1967

Mozes , Samuel R . " Contemporary Design in Israel , " Architectural Record , CXII
( November 1952 ) , 151 - 158 + . Newman , Oscar . " New Frontiers in
Architecture , " Documents of Modern Architecture , ed . Jürgen Joedicke . New
York ...

Author: Cindy Marriott

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89097323133

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

View: 445

Categories: Architecture

Varronianus a Critical and Historical Introduction to the Ethnography of Ancient Italy and to the Philological Study of the Latin Language

Varronianus  a Critical and Historical Introduction to the Ethnography of Ancient Italy and to the Philological Study of the Latin Language

Dorian façade existed in Asia Minor long before the Dorian and Ionian colonies
were established there , it is a fair conclusion that the Dorian and Ionian
architecture , like the distinctions of dialect , was due to the reaction of the Dorian
and ...

Author: John William Donaldson

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB10585832

Category: Italic languages and dialects

Page: 476

View: 214

Categories: Italic languages and dialects

The Mechanics of Architecture

The Mechanics of Architecture

A Treatise on Applied Mechanics Especially Adapted to the Use of Architects
Edward Wyndham Tarn ... With Notes , Critical and Explanatory , drawn from the
best and latest Authorities , with Preliminary Observations and Appendices , by T
. H ...

Author: Edward Wyndham Tarn

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B5045974

Category: Mechanics, Applied

Page: 374

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Categories: Mechanics, Applied

Urban Planning and Architecture and the Use of the Critical Path Method

Urban Planning and Architecture and the Use of the Critical Path Method

BIBLIOGRAPHY Antill , James M . and Ronald W . Woodhead Critical Path
Methods in Construction Practice John Wiley and Sons , Inc . , New York , N . Y .
1965 . Architectural Forum Time , Inc . , Chicago , Illinois , June 1963
Architectural ...

Author: Sol A. Ward

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015006808318

Category: City planning

Page: 67

View: 309

Categories: City planning

Modern Architecture

Modern Architecture

And in regard to architecture, the true use of the forms of the past was really
suggested by Mr. Lethaby himself, when he said that " out of the critical use of
past tradition, we must build up a tradition of our own." There I have the pleasure
of ...

Author: Henry Heathcote Statham

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall

ISBN: NYPL:33433071106730

Category: Architecture

Page: 281

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Categories: Architecture

Data Base Architecture for Instrument Characteristics Critical to Spacecraft Conceptual Design

Data Base Architecture for Instrument Characteristics Critical to Spacecraft Conceptual Design

325tm 113 ENGINEERING NASA Technical Memorandum 4213 CONFERENCE
ROOM Data Base Architecture for Instrument Characteristics Critical to
Spacecraft Conceptual Design The Library of the Lawrence F. Rowell and Cheryl
L. Allen ...

Author: Lawrence F. Rowell

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112106567354

Category: Astronautical instruments

Page: 26

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Categories: Astronautical instruments

Varronianus a critical and historical introduction to the philological study of the Latin language

Varronianus  a critical and historical introduction to the philological study of the Latin language

There seems to be good reason for believing that the Pelasgians acquired their
distinctive character , that of agriculturists and architects , in the fertile plains of
Asia Minor , and under that climate which was afterwards so prolific in works of
art ...

Author: John William Donaldson

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000006983802

Category: Italic languages and dialects

Page: 564

View: 549

Categories: Italic languages and dialects