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The SAGE handbook of architectural theory

Author: C Greig Crysler; Stephen Cairns; Hilde Heynen
Publisher: Los Angeles ; London ; New Delhi ; Singapore ; Washington DC : SAGE Publications, 2012.
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The SAGE Handbook of Architectural Theory documents and builds upon some of the most innovative developments in architectural theory over the last two decades. Bringing into dialogue a range of geographically, institutionally and historically competing positions, the book examines and explores parallel debates in related fields. The book is divided into eight sections: Power/Difference/Embodiment  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C Greig Crysler; Stephen Cairns; Hilde Heynen
ISBN: 9781412946131 1412946131 9781446282632 1446282635
OCLC Number: 794174887
Awards: Winner of Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2013
Description: xviii, 753 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction 1 : Architectural theory in an expanded field ; Introduction 2 : Reading the handbook / C. Greig Crysler, Stephen Cairns and Hilde Heynen --
Section 1. Power/difference/embodiment. Introduction : shifting paradigms and concerns / Hilde Heynen and Gwendolyn Wright --
Architecture, capitalism and criticality / Ole W. Fischer --
Interrogating difference : postcolonial perspectives in architecture and urbanism / Jyoti Hosagrahar --
Tendencies and trajectories : feminist approaches in architecture / Jane Rendell --
Citizenship / Ines Weizman --
Section 2. Aesthetics/pleasure/excess. Introduction : architecture and aesthetics / John Macarthur and Naomi Stead --
Architectural phenomenology and the rise of the postmodern / Jorge Otero-Pailos --
Formalism and forms of practice / Sandra Kaji-O'Grady --
Art in (and of) architecture : autonomy and medium / Bart Verschaffel --
Consumption / Ana Miljački --
Section 3. Nation/world/spectacle. Introduction : enacting modernity / AbdouMaliq Simone --
Rethinking the nation / Abidin Kusno --
Entangling modernities in architecture / Duanfang Lu --
Notes on the society of the brand / Shiloh Krupar and Stefan Al --
Heritage / Fernando Diez --
Section 4. History/memory/tradition. Introduction : time's arrows : spaces of the past / C. Greig Crysler --
Preservation and modernity : competing perspectives, contested histories and the question of authenticity / Mrinalini Rajagopalan --
Collective memory under siege : the case of 'heritage terrorism' / M. Christine Boyer --
Concepts of vernacular architecture / Robert Brown and Daniel Maudlin --
Culture / Paul Walker --
Section 5. Design/production/practice. Introduction : architecture's double-bind / Dana Cuff --
Prometheus unchained : the multiple itineraries of contemporary professional freedom / Paolo Tombesi --
Manners of working : fabricating representation in digital based design / Christopher Hight --
Plural profession, discrepant practices / David Salomon --
Flows / Stephen Cairns --
Section 6. Science/technology/virtuality. Introduction : technology, science and virtuality / Arie Graafland and Heidi Sohn --
Virtual architecture, actual media / N. Katherine Hayles and Todd Gannon --
Technology, virtuality, materiality / Antoine Picon --
Architecture, technology and the body : from the prehuman to the posthuman / Jonathan Hale --
Infrastructure / Delia Duong Be Wendel --
Section 7. Nature/ecology/sustainability. Introduction : whither 'earthly' architectures : constructing sustainability / Simon Guy --
The ecology question and architecture / Richard Ingersoll --
Beyond sustainability : architecture in the renewable city / Peter Droege --
Tropical variants of sustainable architecture : a postcolonial perspective / Jiat-Hwee Chang --
Landscapes / Kelly Shannon --
Section 8. City/metropolis/territory. Introduction : metropolis, megalopolis, and metacity / Brian McGrath and Grahame Shane --
The contemporary European urban project : Archipelago City, Diffuse City, and Reverse City / Paola Viganò --
Slum as theory : mega-cities and urban models / Vyjayanthi Rao --
Common lines of flight towards the open city / Deborah Natsios --
Housing / Iain Low.
Other Titles: Architectural theory
Responsibility: edited by C. Greig Crysler, Stephen Cairns and Hilde Heynen.

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