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Abell, John (John H.)

Works: 5 works in 14 publications in 1 language and 104 library holdings
Genres: Academic theses  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: BF109.F74, 150.195402472
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Most widely held works by John Abell
Freud for architects by John Abell( )

8 editions published between 2020 and 2021 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Freud for Architects explains what Freud offers to the understanding of architectural creativity and architectural experience, with case examples from early modern architecture to the present. Freud's observations on the human psyche and its influence on culture and social behaviour have generated a great deal of discussion since the 19th century. Yet, what Freud's key ideas offer to the understanding of architectural creativity and experience has received little direct attention. That is partly because Freud opened the door to a place where conventional research in architecture has little traction, the unconscious. Adding to the difficulties, Freud's collection of work is vast and daunting. Freud for Architects navigates Freud's key ideas and bridges a chasm between architecture and psychoanalytic theory. The book highlights Freud's ideas on the foundational developments of childhood, developments on which the adult psyche is based. It explains why and how the developmental stages could influence adult architectural preferences and preoccupations, spatial intuition, and beliefs about what is proper and right for architectural design. As such Freud for Architects will be of great interest to students, practitioners and scholars in a range of disciplines including architecture, psychoanalysis and philosophy"--
The marginalized maverick : a critical theoretical analysis of Bruce Goff's Continuous present by Francesca Hankins( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bruce Goff's prolific career lasted for 70 years leaving a total oævre of over 500 designs, held the Chairman position of the School of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma, and posthumously received the American Institute of Architects' Twenty-Five Year Award for the Bavinger House. Yet, architectural history routinely marginalizes his work. The aim of this thesis is explain the discourse that marginalized his work, and propose why his theoreticalphilosophical concept of "the Continuous Present" is significant to architectural critical theory scholarship which seeks to critique the "ideological apparatus that structures the terms and methods of specific disciplinary practices" (Rendell 2007, 2). Critical theory can explain how the canonical architectural discourse marginalized Goff. Foucault's conception of "discourse formations" is particularly useful for explaining the marginalization of the Continuous Present. Discourse formations are structured knowledge of the "object" and "subject" canons and disciplinary discourse. By understanding the marginalization of Goff's we can better understand his contributions to architecture, particularly his contribution to the Organic tradition in architecture today
Desiring spatialities - architectural effects : on the architectural exposé of psychosexual empathy, form and space by John Abell( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public markets, civic streets : a guide to real and imagined public markets( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

E.D.S. report : an urban design study of east downtown Spokane, Washington( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Alternative Names
Abell, J. H. (John H.)

Abell, John

Abell, John H.

John H. Abell

English (14)