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Space Reader

Heterogeneous Space in Architecture


Εκδότης: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
ISBN: 9780470519431
Σειρά βιβλίου: AD Reader
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 224
Διαστάσεις: 24x1x17
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2009

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Space Reader"

The Space Reader provides a highly pertinent and contemporary understanding of space for a new generation of students and architects. It espouses a definition of space that is heterogeneous (an object or system consisting of a diverse range of different items). An example of heterogeneous space, for instance, is Manhattan where complex and multiple social and technological conditions are overlaid. (This is to be contrasted with highly centralised and ordered Modernist cities.) With the onset of globalisation and the Web, heterogeneneous space, with its emphasis on differentiation, is more relevant to the contemporary condition, which encourages the mixing of space, than a much more static conception of Modernist space. This book foregrounds spatial issues and the potential of heterogeneous space through a threefold strategy: 1) Its compilation of seminal essays on the discourse of heterogeneous space. These are to include previously published key texts by Reyner Banham, Andrew Benjamin, Robin Evans, Jeff Kipnis and Henri Lefebvre, as well as new texts by important contemporary commentators, such as Mark Cousins, Werner Durth and Anthony Vidler. 2) By commenting on these seminal texts and drawing links between them. 3) By distilling from the first two efforts a contemporary outlook on a discourse of heterogeneous space that is of future significance.


Σειρά βιβλίου: AD Reader
ISBN: 9780470519431
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 31/03/2009
Εκδότης: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback
Σελίδες: 224
Συντελεστές: Edited by: Michael U. Hensel, Edited by: Achim Menges, Edited by: Christopher Hight
Τόπος έκδοσης: Chichester
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Βάρος βιβλίου: 548 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 24x1x17 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: black & white illustrations

Περιεχόμενα

Foreword (Michael Hensel, Christopher Hight and Achim Menges). En Route: Towards a Discourse on Heterogeneous Space beyond Modernist Space-Time and Post-Modernist Social Geography (Christopher Hight, Michael Hensel and Achim Menges). Questions of Space (Bernard Tschumi). The Smooth and the Striated - The Mathematical Model (Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari). Mass Absence (Albert Pope). Figures, Doors and Passages (Robin Evans). Towards A New Architecture (Jeffrey Kipinis). From Object to Field: Field Conditions in Architecture and Urbanism (Stan Allen). An Introduction to Unwelt (Jakob von Uexkull). Environmental Management (Reyner Banham). Putting Out the Fire with Gasoline: Parables of Entropy and Homeostasis from the Second Machine Age to the Information Age (Christopher Hight). Atmospheric Politics (Peter Sloterdijk). The Inside of Space: Some Issues Concerning Heterogeneity, the Interior and the Weather (Charles Rice). The Heterogeneous Space of Morpho-Ecologies (Michael Hensel and Achim Menges). Biographies. Select Biography. Index.

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