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Architectural Agents : the Delusional, Abusive, Addictive Lives of Buildings

Author: Annabel Jane Wharton
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Buildings are not benign; rather, they commonly manipulate and abuse their human users. Architectural Agents makes the case that buildings act in the world independently of their makers, patrons, owners, or occupants. And often they act badly. Treating buildings as bodies, Annabel Jane Wharton writes biographies of symptomatic structures in order to diagnose their pathologies. The violence of some sites is rooted in  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Annabel Jane Wharton
ISBN: 9780816693382 0816693382 9780816693399 0816693390
OCLC Number: 921659679
Description: xxvi, 288 s. : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Death. Murder --
Spoils --
Disease. Amnesia --
Urban Toxicity --
Addiction. Gambling --
Digital Play --
Conclusion: Buildings/Things, Bodies/Texts, History/Theory

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