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Theorizing a new agenda for architecture : an anthology of architectural theory, 1965-1995

Author: Kate Nesbitt
Publisher: New York : Princeton Architectural Press, [1996]
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Theorizing a new agenda for architecture.
New York : Princeton Architectural Press, ©1996
(OCoLC)605290349
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Nesbitt
ISBN: 1568980531 9781568980539 156898054X 9781568980546
OCLC Number: 33668084
Description: 606 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Preface --
Introduction --
Chapter 1. Postmodernism: architectural responses to the crisis within Modernism --
Chapter 2. Semiotics and structuralism: the question of signification --
Chapter 3. Poststructuralism and deconstruction: the issues of originality and authorship --
Chapter 4. Historicism: the problem of tradition --
Chapter 5. Typology and transformation --
Chapter 6. Urban theory after Modernism: contextualism, main street, and beyond --
Chapter 7. The school of Venice --
Chapter 8. Political and ethical agendas --
Chapter 9. Phenomenology: of meaning and place --
Chapter 10. Architecture, nature, and the constructed site --
Chapter 11. Critical regionalism: local culture vs. universal civilization --
Chapter 12. Tectonic expression --
Chapter 13. Feminism, gender, and the problem of the body --
Chapter 14. Contemporary definitions of the sublime --
Notes on contributors --
Illustration sources --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Kate Nesbitt, editor.
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This is a thorough and comprehensive introduction to a small but challenging field of intellectual endeavor. Colin Davies, Architects' Journal

 
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