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In the scheme of things : alternative thinking on the practice of architecture

Author: Thomas Fisher
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the Scheme of Things looks at architecture's need to respond creatively and meaningfully to the extraordinary changes affecting the profession now, changes that include the global economy, the advent of computer-aided design, and the growing disconnection between design schools, architectural practice, and the public."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Fisher
ISBN: 0816636532 9780816636532 0816636540 9780816636549
OCLC Number: 43076916
Notes: "The chapters in this book all began as lectures or unpublished journal articles"--Page xi.
Includes index.
Description: xi, 155 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Design in a world of flows --
Monocultures and multiculturalism --
The value and values of architecture --
The architect as a social hieroglyphic --
The fictions of architecture --
Critiquing the design culture --
Architectural fables --
The redesign of practice --
Babel revisited --
Bridging education and practice --
Architecture and pragmatism --
Needed : a conversation about ethics.
Responsibility: Thomas R. Fisher.
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