Global Perspectives on Critical Architecture

Global Perspectives on Critical Architecture

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 ...

Author: Gevork Hartoonian

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317127444

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

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

Global Perspectives on Critical Architecture

Global Perspectives on Critical Architecture

While certain modes of critical thinking can be discerned in these examples, few references to “critical architecture” or “criticality” are presented. in ...

Author: Gevork Hartoonian

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317127451

Category: Architecture

Page: 246

View: 931

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

Constructing a Place of Critical Architecture in China

Constructing a Place of Critical Architecture in China

The critical practice of architectural publication attempted to resist the domination of the capitalist mode of production in the field of architecture; ...

Author: Guanghui Ding

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317161592

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

View: 432

For the past 30 years, The Chinese journal Time + Architecture (Shidai Jianzhu) has focused on publishing innovative and exploratory work by emerging architects based in private design firms who were committed to new material, theoretical and pedagogical practices. In doing so, this book argues that the journal has engaged in the presentation and production of a particular form of critical architecture - described as an ’intermediate criticality’ - as a response to the particular constraints of the Chinese cultural and political context. The journal’s publications displayed a ’dual critique’ - a resistant attitude to the dominant modes of commercial building practice, characterised by rapid and large-scale urban expansion, and an alternative publishing practice focusing on emerging, independent architectural practitioners through the active integration of theoretical debates, architectural projects, and criticisms. This dual critique is illustrated through a careful review and analysis of the history and programme of the journal. By showing how the work of emerging architects, including Yung Ho Chang, Wang Shu, Liu Jiakun and Urbanus, are situated within the context of the journal’s special thematic editions on experimental architecture, exhibition, group design, new urban space and professional system, the book assesses the contribution the journal has made to the emergence of a critical architecture in China, in the context of how it was articulated, debated, presented and perhaps even ’produced’ within the pages of the publication itself. The protagonists of critical architecture have endeavoured to construct an alternative mode of form and space with strong aesthetic and socio-political implications to the predominant production of architecture under the current Chinese socialist market economy. To rebel against certain forms of domination and suppression by capital and power is by no means to completely reject them; rather, it is to use thos
Categories: Architecture

Critical Architecture and Contemporary Culture

Critical Architecture and Contemporary Culture

... Marilyn F. Moriarty, David J. Neuman, University Architect David J Neuman ... here has implications for today's architectural and critical practice.

Author: William J. Lillyman

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195078190

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 213

View: 579

This volume, evolving from a recent symposium, brings together a group of prominent literary theorists and architects to discuss the entente between postmodernism and architecture.
Categories: Business & Economics

Constructing a Place of Critical Architecture in China

Constructing a Place of Critical Architecture in China

In doing so, this book argues that the journal has engaged in the presentation and production of a particular form of critical architecture - described as an ’intermediate criticality’ - as a response to the particular constraints of ...

Author: Guanghui Ding

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317161585

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

View: 769

For the past 30 years, The Chinese journal Time + Architecture (Shidai Jianzhu) has focused on publishing innovative and exploratory work by emerging architects based in private design firms who were committed to new material, theoretical and pedagogical practices. In doing so, this book argues that the journal has engaged in the presentation and production of a particular form of critical architecture - described as an ’intermediate criticality’ - as a response to the particular constraints of the Chinese cultural and political context. The journal’s publications displayed a ’dual critique’ - a resistant attitude to the dominant modes of commercial building practice, characterised by rapid and large-scale urban expansion, and an alternative publishing practice focusing on emerging, independent architectural practitioners through the active integration of theoretical debates, architectural projects, and criticisms. This dual critique is illustrated through a careful review and analysis of the history and programme of the journal. By showing how the work of emerging architects, including Yung Ho Chang, Wang Shu, Liu Jiakun and Urbanus, are situated within the context of the journal’s special thematic editions on experimental architecture, exhibition, group design, new urban space and professional system, the book assesses the contribution the journal has made to the emergence of a critical architecture in China, in the context of how it was articulated, debated, presented and perhaps even ’produced’ within the pages of the publication itself. The protagonists of critical architecture have endeavoured to construct an alternative mode of form and space with strong aesthetic and socio-political implications to the predominant production of architecture under the current Chinese socialist market economy. To rebel against certain forms of domination and suppression by capital and power is by no means to completely reject them; rather, it is to use thos
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: 303

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

Global Perspectives on Critical Architecture

Global Perspectives on Critical Architecture

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 ...

Author: Dr Gevork Hartoonian

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472438133

Category: Architecture

Page: 238

View: 931

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. 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.
Categories: Architecture

Critical Architecture and Contemporary Culture

Critical Architecture and Contemporary Culture

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 ...

Author: William J. Lillyman

Publisher: University of California Humanities Research Institute

ISBN: 0195360168

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 759

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

Building Globalization

Building Globalization

Connecting the dots between real estate speculation, megaproject construction, residential displacement, historical preservation, housing rights, and urban activism, Building Globalization reveals the contradictions and consequences of this ...

Author: Xuefei Ren

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226709819

Category: Architecture

Page: 218

View: 848

From the years 2004 to 2008, Beijing and Shanghai witnessed the construction of an extraordinary number of new buildings, many of which were designed by architectural firms overseas. Combining ethnographic fieldwork, historical research, and network analysis, Building Globalization closely scrutinizes the growing phenomenon of transnational architecture and its profound effect on the development of urban space. Roaming from construction sites in Shanghai to architects’ offices in Paris, Xuefei Ren interviews hundreds of architects, developers, politicians, residents, and activists to explore this issue. She finds that in the rapidly transforming cities of modern China, iconic designs from prestigious international architects help private developers to distinguish their projects, government officials to advance their careers, and the Chinese state to announce the arrival of modern China on the world stage. China leads the way in the globalization of architecture, a process whose ramifications can be felt from Beijing to Dubai to Basel. Connecting the dots between real estate speculation, megaproject construction, residential displacement, historical preservation, housing rights, and urban activism, Building Globalization reveals the contradictions and consequences of this new, global urban frontier.
Categories: Architecture

Time History and Architecture

Time  History and Architecture

An engaging thematic dialogue for academics and upper-level graduate students interested in architectural history and theory, this book aims to deconstruct the certainties of historicism and to raise new questions and interpretations from ...

Author: Gevork Hartoonian

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351981392

Category: Architecture

Page: 198

View: 524

Time, History and Architecture presents a series of essays on critical historiography, each addressing a different topic, to elucidate the importance of two influential figures Walter Benjamin and Gottfried Semper for architectural history. In a work exploring themes such as time, autonomy and periodization, author Gevork Hartoonian unpacks the formation of architectural history; the problem of autonomy in criticism and the historiographic narrative. Considering the scope of criticism informing the contemporaneity of architecture, the book explores the concept of nonsimultaneity, and introduces retrospective criticism the agent of critical historiography. An engaging thematic dialogue for academics and upper-level graduate students interested in architectural history and theory, this book aims to deconstruct the certainties of historicism and to raise new questions and interpretations from established critical canons.
Categories: Architecture

Intersections

Intersections

Intersections is the first book to survey comprehensively this impact on Architecture, providing sixteen essays that intersect a particular critical theory with specific architectural ideas, projects and events.

Author: Iain Borden

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415232929

Category: Architecture

Page: 331

View: 322

Over the last decade, critical theories of different kinds have had an enormous impact on many different disciplines and practices. Intersections is the first book to survey comprehensively this impact on Architecture, providing sixteen essays that intersect a particular critical theory with specific architectural ideas, projects and events. An extended essay by the editors gives an in-depth introduction to the subject. Essays range from psychoanalysis and interiors; colonialism and modern urbanism; gender and the renaissance; to heteroptopia and Las Vegas. Contributors come from Europe and the USA, and include Iain Borden, Zeynep Celik, Sarah Chaplin, Beatriz Colomina, Darell Fields, Murray Fraser, Diane Ghirado, Joe Kerr, Clive Knights, Neil Leach, Barbara Penner, Jane Rendell, Katherine Shonfield, Helen Thomas, Jeremy Till, Henry Urbach and Sarah Wigglesworth.
Categories: Architecture

Modern Architecture

Modern Architecture

The bibliography has been updated and expanded, making this volume more complete and indispensable than ever.

Author: Kenneth Frampton

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015047393049

Category: Architecture, Modern

Page: 324

View: 304

This acclaimed survey of modern architecture and its origins has become a classic since it first appeared in 1980. For the fourth edition Kenneth Frampton has added a major new section that explores the effects of globalization on architecture in recent years and examines the phenomenon of international celebrity architects who are increasingly active all over the world. The bibliography has been updated and expanded, making this volume more complete and indispensable than ever.
Categories: Architecture, Modern

Symposium Postmodernism and Beyond Architecture as the Critical Art of Contemporary Culture

Symposium Postmodernism and Beyond  Architecture as the Critical Art of Contemporary Culture

The extent to which architecture the Harvard Architectural Review , the Boston
Architec- challenges or fulfills cultural expectations can be tural Center , and
Institute of Contemporary Arts ) assessed by its critical appraisal both from inside
was ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106008917806

Category: Architecture, Postmodern

Page: 38

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Categories: Architecture, Postmodern

The Routledge Companion to Criticality in Art Architecture and Design

The Routledge Companion to Criticality in Art  Architecture  and Design

This edited volume investigates how practitioners, researchers, educators, and professionals engage with, think about, and value the practice of critique.

Author: Chris Brisbin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317225935

Category: Architecture

Page: 464

View: 126

The Routledge Companion to Criticality in Art, Architecture, and Design presents an in-depth exploration of criticism and criticality in theory and practice across the disciplines of art, architecture, and design. Professional criticism is a vital part of understanding the cultural significance of designed objects and environments that we engage with on a daily basis, yet there is evidence to show that this practice is changing. This edited volume investigates how practitioners, researchers, educators, and professionals engage with, think about, and value the practice of critique. With contributions from a multi-disciplinary authorship from nine countries - the UK, USA, Australia, India, Netherlands, Switzerland, South Africa, Belgium, and Denmark - this companion provides a wide range of leading perspectives evaluating the landscape of criticality and how it is being shaped by technological and social advances. Illustrated with over 60 black and white images and structured into five sections, The Routledge Companion to Criticality in Art, Architecture, and Design is a comprehensive volume for researchers, educators, and students exploring the changing role of criticism through interdisciplinary perspectives.
Categories: Architecture

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: 688

Categories: Architecture

Architecture and Sacrament

Architecture and Sacrament

This volume on how European ideas inform architectural theory complements Wang’s previous book, A Philosophy of Chinese Architecture: Past, Present, Future, and will appeal to architecture students and academics, as well as those ...

Author: David Wang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351248778

Category: Architecture

Page: 200

View: 693

David Wang’s Architecture and Sacrament considers architectural theory from a Christian theological perspective, specifically, the analogy of being (analogia entis). The book tracks social and cultural reasons why the theological literature tends to be separate from contemporary architecture theory. Wang argues that retrieval of the sacramental outlook embedded within the analogy of being, which informed centuries of art and architecture in the West, can shed light on current architectural issues such as "big box stores," the environmental crisis and the loss of sense of community. The book critiques the materialist basis of current architectural discourse, subsumed largely under the banner of critical theory. This volume on how European ideas inform architectural theory complements Wang’s previous book, A Philosophy of Chinese Architecture: Past, Present, Future, and will appeal to architecture students and academics, as well as those grappling with the philosophical moorings of all built environments.
Categories: Architecture

Constructing a Place of Critical Architecture in China Intermediate Criticaility InTime Architecture

Constructing a Place of Critical Architecture in China Intermediate Criticaility InTime Architecture

For the past 30 years, The Chinese journal Time + Architecture (Shidai Jianzhu) has focused on publishing innovative and exploratory work by emerging architects based in private design firms who were committed to new material, theoretical ...

Author: Guanghui Ding

Publisher: Lund Humphries Publishers

ISBN: 1472463706

Category: Architecture

Page: 250

View: 854

For the past 30 years, The Chinese journal Time + Architecture (Shidai Jianzhu) has focused on publishing innovative and exploratory work by emerging architects based in private design firms who were committed to new material, theoretical and pedagogical practices. this book assesses the contribution the journal has made to the emergence of a critical architecture in China, in the context of how it was articulated, debated, presented and perhaps even 'produced' within the pages of the publication itself.
Categories: Architecture

Modern Landscape Architecture

Modern Landscape Architecture

These 22 essays assess the tenets, accomplishments and limits of modernism in landscape architecture and formulate ideas about possible directions for the future of the discipline.

Author: Marc Treib

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262700514

Category: Architecture

Page: 294

View: 401

These 22 essays assess the tenets, accomplishments and limits of modernism in landscape architecture and formulate ideas about possible directions for the future of the discipline. The historical and cultural framework within which modern landscape designers have worked is also explored.
Categories: Architecture

Museums Memory Metaphor

Museums  Memory  Metaphor

That re - examining it so that the methaphors embedded in pre - existing
architecture can then be revealed . As Tafuri describes it , a critical architecture
takes apart and puts together ; it contradicts and builds . It requires the
decomposition and ...

Author: Thomas Spencer Cowen

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C2935809

Category:

Page: 126

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