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Material matters : architecture and material practice

Author: Katie Lloyd Thomas
Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focusing on the cultural, political, economic, technological and intellectual forces which shape material practices in architecture, this work includes contributions that draw on disciplines ranging  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Katie Lloyd Thomas
ISBN: 041536325X 0415363268 020301362X 9780415363259 9780415363266 9780203013625
OCLC Number: 224792972
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 262 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Introduction : architecture and material practice / Kalie Lloyd Thomas --
Ch. 2. Plans to matter : towards a history of material possibility / Andrew Benjamin --
Ch. 3. A royal gittern at the British museum / Niall McLaughlin --
Ch. 4. Gordon Matta-Clark : matter, materiality, entropy, alchemy / Stephen Walker --
Ch. 5. Plenums : re-thinking matter, geometry and subjectivity / Peg Rawes --
Ch. 6. Marx matters, or : aesthetics, technology, and the spirit of matter / Jon Goodbun --
Ch. 7. The thinking hand / Raoul Bunschoten --
Ch. 8. Material imprecision / Elizabeth Shotton --
Ch. 9. Pumping up : digital steroids and the design studio / Scott Poole --
Ch. 10. A philosophy of engagement : developing a strategic ability through direct engagement with material, process and collective action / Alan Chandler --
Ch. 11. Workshops --
Ch. 12. Surface structures in the digital age : studies in ferrocement / Martin Bechthold --
Ch. 13. Out of control : the media of architecture, cybernetics and design / Pablo Miranda Carranza --
Ch. 14. The methodology of construction : the gentleman's tailor and the home sewer / Rachel Cruise --
Ch. 15. Re-fabrications / Richard Wilson --
Ch. 16. Between birds' nests and manor houses : Edwardian Cape Town and the political nature of building materials / Nicholas Coetzer --
Ch. 17. Concrete as the conduit of experience at the Brunswick, London / Clare Melhuish --
Ch. 18. Unpleasant matters / Helen Stratford --
Ch. 19. Life matters making place / Doina Petrescu --
Ch. 20. Material responsibility and the work of rural studio / Andrew Freear --
Ch. 21. The new and the renewed / Susannah Hagan.
Responsibility: edited by Katie Lloyd Thomas.
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