The Architect: Reconstructing Her Practice

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At a moment when the architectural profession is beginning to shift from its traditionally male domination, The Architect: Reconstructing Her Practice examines how the introduction of women to the main body of architecture might bring about a reconstruction of the orders that pervade architectural production and consumption.In a collection of autobiographical essays in which practice is both the site and the vehicle for change, twelve American and European architects reflect on the nature of critical practice and...

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Overview

At a moment when the architectural profession is beginning to shift from its traditionally male domination, The Architect: Reconstructing Her Practice examines how the introduction of women to the main body of architecture might bring about a reconstruction of the orders that pervade architectural production and consumption.In a collection of autobiographical essays in which practice is both the site and the vehicle for change, twelve American and European architects reflect on the nature of critical practice and its relation to architecture. The contributors were chosen not only for the distinguished quality of their work, but also for the range of architectural practices they collectively encompass--from the intersection of theory and philosophy to the intersection of building process and industry. Together, they present a compelling and provocative critique of architectural culture. All show a willingness to transgress the various mediums and territories of architecture, to recover and reopen certain discussions lost in the architectural discourse they have inherited.

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"The collection raises critical issues for the discipline ofarchitecture in a generous and provocative manner. It should be readby all of us." Steven Spier ,
Building Design

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780262581653
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publication date: 2/6/1998
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 275
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Francesca Hughes lives and works in London, where she taught at the Bartlett School of
Architecture and the Architectural Association for many years. She is the editor of The
Architect: Reconstructing Her Practice
(MIT Press) and Drawings That
Count.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
An Introduction
Ch. 1 Battle Lines: E.1027 2
Ch. 2 Rear Window 26
Ch. 3 Aside 52
Ch. 4 Bad Press 74
Ch. 5 A Practice of One's Own 96
Ch. 6 Diversion 128
Ch. 7 Losing It in Architecture 148
Ch. 8 Invisible Lines 164
Ch. 9 Projects/Recollections 182
Ch. 10 The Return of (The Repressed) Nature 200
Ch. 11 A Cold View 220
Ch. 12 Nature Morte 236
About the Authors 252
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