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The SAGE Handbook of Architectural Theory

The SAGE Handbook of Architectural Theory

By: Stephen Cairns (editor), Greig Crysler (editor), Hilde Heynen (editor)Hardback

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"Offers an intense scholarly experience in its comprehensiveness, its variety of voices and its formal organization... the editors took a risk, experimented and have delivered a much-needed resource that upends the status-quo." - Architectural Histories, journal of the European Architectural History Network "Architectural theory interweaves interdisciplinary understandings with different practices, intentions and ways of knowing. This handbook provides a lucid and comprehensive introduction to this challenging and shifting terrain, and will be of great interest to students, academics and practitioners alike." - Professor Iain Borden, UCL Bartlett School of Architecture "In this collection, architectural theory expands outward to interact with adjacent discourses such as sustainability, conservation, spatial practices, virtual technologies, and more. We have in The Handbook of Architectural Theory an example of the extreme generosity of architectural theory. It is a volume that designers and scholars of many stripes will welcome." - K. Michael Hays, Eliot Noyes Professor of Architectural Theory, Harvard University The SAGE Handbook of Architectural Theory documents and builds upon the most innovative developments in architectural theory over the last two decades. Bringing into dialogue a range of geographically, institutionally and historically competing positions, it examines and explores parallel debates in related fields. The book is divided into eight sections: Power/Difference/EmbodimentAesthetics/Pleasure/ExcessNation/World/SpectacleHistory/Memory/TraditionDesign/Production/PracticeScience/Technology/VirtualityNature/Ecology/SustainabilityCity/Metropolis/Territory. Creating openings for future lines of inquiry and establishing the basis for new directions for education, research and practice, the book is organized around specific case studies to provide a critical, interpretive and speculative enquiry into the relevant debates in architectural theory.

About Author

Professor C. Greig Crysler holds the Arcus Chair for Gender, Sexuality and the Built Environment and is Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of California. Professor Dr Stephen Cairns is Programme Leader of the Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore. Hilde Heynen is a Professor of Architecture at the University of Leuven in the Netherlands.

Contents

Introduction - 1: Architectural Theory in an Expanded Field - C. Greig Crysler, Stephen Cairns and Hilde HeynenIntroduction - 2: Reading the Handbook - C Greig Crysler, Stephen Cairns, Hilde HeynenPART ONE: POWER/DIFFERENCE/EMBODIMENTIntroduction: Shifting Paradigms and Concerns - Hilde Heynen and Gwendolyn WrightArchitecture, Capitalism and Criticality - Ole W FischerInterrogating Difference: Post-Colonial Perspectives in Architecture and Urbanism - Jyoti HosagraharTendencies and Trajectories: Feminist Approaches in Architecture - Jane RendellSection 1 BibliographyCitizenship - Ines WeizmanPART TWO: AESTHETICS/PLEASURE/EXCESSIntroduction: Architecture and Aesthetics - John Macarthur and Naomi SteadArchitectural Phenomenology and the Rise of the Postmodern - Jorge Otero-PailosFormalism and Forms of Practice - Sandra Kaji-O'GradyArt in (and of) Architecture: Autonomy and Medium - Bart VerschaffelSection 2 BibliographyConsumption - Ana Miljacki PART THREE: NATION/WORLD/SPECTACLEIntroduction: Enacting Modernity - AbdouMaliq SimoneRethinking the Nation - Abidin Kusno Entangled Modernities in Architecture - Duanfang LuNotes on the Society of the Brand - Shiloh Krupar and Stefan Al Section 3 BibliographyHeritage - Fernando DiezPART FOUR: HISTORY/MEMORY/TRADITION Introduction: Time's Arrows: Spaces of the Past - C Greig CryslerPreservation and Modernity: Competing Perspectives, Contested Histories and the Question of Authenticity - Mrinalini RajagopalanCollective Memory Under Siege: The Case of 'Heritage Terrorism' - M Christine BoyerConcepts of Vernacular Architecture - Robert Brown and Daniel MaudlinSection 4 BibliographyCulture - Paul WalkerPART FIVE: DESIGN/PRODUCTION/PRACTICEIntroduction: Architecture's Double-Bind - Dana CuffPrometheus Unchained: The Multiple Itineraries of Contemporary Professional Freedom - Paolo TombesiManners of Working: Fabricating Representation in Digital Based Design - Christopher HightPlural Profession, Discrepant Practices - David SalomonSection 5 BibliographyFlows - Stephen CairnsPART SIX: SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY/VIRTUALITY Introduction: Technology, Science and Virtuality - Arie Graafland and Heidi SohnVirtual Architecture, Actual Media - N. Katherine Hayles and Todd Gannon Technology, Virtuality, Materiality - Antoine PiconArchitecture, Technology and the Body: From the Pre-Human to the Post-Human - Jonathan HaleSection 6 BibliographyInfrastructure - Delia Duong Ba WendelPART SEVEN: NATURE/ECOLOGY/SUSTAINABILITYIntroduction: Whither 'Earthly' Architectures: Constructing Sustainability - Simon GuyThe Ecology Question and Architecture - Richard IngersollBeyond Sustainability: Architecture in the Renewable City - Peter DroegeTropical Variants of Sustainable Architecture: A Post-Colonial Perspective - Jiat-Hwee ChangSection 7 BibliographyLandscape - Kelly ShannonPART EIGHT: CITY/METROPOLIS/TERRITORYIntroduction: Metropolis, Megalopolis and Meta-City - Brian McGrath and Grahame ShaneThe Contemporary European Urban Project: Archipelago City, Diffuse City and Reverse City. - Paola ViganoSlum as Theory: Mega-Cities and Urban Models - Vyjayanthi RaoCommon Lines of Flight towards the Open City - Deborah NatsiosSection 8 Bibliography Housing - Iain Low

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781412946131
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 776
  • ID: 9781412946131
  • ISBN10: 1412946131

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