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On discomfort : moments in a modern history of architectural culture

Author: Andrew Leach; David Alex Ellison
Publisher: Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, [2016] ©2017
Series: Ashgate studies in architecture series.
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"Examining discomfort's physical, emotional, conceptual, psychological and aesthetic dimensions, the contributors to this volume offer an alternate, cultural approach to the study of architecture and the built environment. By attending to a series of disparate instances in which architecture and discomfort intersect, 'On Discomfort' offers a fresh reading of the negotiations that define architecture's position in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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On discomfort.
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2017
(DLC) 2016021685
(OCoLC)950081440
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Leach; David Alex Ellison
ISBN: 9781317085867 1317085868 9781472455345 1472455347 9781317085874 1317085876
OCLC Number: 960895161
Description: 1 online resource (x, 138 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 1. Thinking through discomfort / David Ellison and Andrew Leach --
2. 'Good God, Mrs. Nicholson!' : slaves and domestic disquiet in eighteenth-century Scotland / Dolly MacKinnon --
3. Thoreau's economy / Andrew Ballantyne --
4. Wandering sensations : supernatural discomforts and modern domesticity / David Ellison --
5. Climatic discomforts : [sub]tropical climates, racial character and the nineteenth-century Queensland house / Deborah van der Plaat --
6. Technological progress as an obstuction to domestic comfort : Hugo Van Kuyck and the introduction of the American in post-war Belgium / Fredie Floré --
7. Everything but the orgy truck : shopping for radical architecture at MoMA, 1972 / Alexandra Brown --
8. It's not me, it's you / Andrew Leach --
9. The Wolfers house by Henry van de Velde, as occupied by Herman Daled / Bart Verschaffel --
10. Blind windows : a particularly domestic discomfort / Chris L. Smith --
11. Reality without restraint : bathtime in the Villa dall'Ava / Christophe Van Gerrewey.
Series Title: Ashgate studies in architecture series.
Responsibility: edited by David Ellison and Andrew Leach.

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"Examining discomfort's physical, emotional, conceptual, psychological and aesthetic dimensions, the contributors to this volume offer an alternate, cultural approach to the study of architecture and the built environment. By attending to a series of disparate instances in which architecture and discomfort intersect, 'On Discomfort' offers a fresh reading of the negotiations that define architecture's position in modern culture. The essays do not chart comfort's triumph so much as discomfort's curious dispersal into practices that form 'modern life' - and what that dispersion reveals of both architecture and culture. The chapters presented in this volume illuminate the material culture of discomfort as it accrues to architecture and its history. This episodic analysis speaks to a range of disciplinary fields and interdisciplinary subjects as extends our understanding of the domestication of interiors (and objects, cities and ideas); and the conditions under which - by intention or accident - they discomfort."--

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