The Architecture of Science

The Architecture of Science

by Peter Galison
     
 

The Architecture of Science offers a dazzling set of speculations by historians of science, architecture, and art; architectural theorists; and sociologists as well as practicing scientists and architects.See more details below

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The Architecture of Science offers a dazzling set of speculations by historians of science, architecture, and art; architectural theorists; and sociologists as well as practicing scientists and architects.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262071901
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
05/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Notes on Contributors
1Buildings and the Subject of Science1
2Masculine Prerogatives: Gender, Space, and Knowledge in the Early Modern Museum29
3Alchemical Symbolism and Concealment: The Chemical House of Libavius59
4Openness and Empiricism: Values and Meaning in Early Architectural Writings and in Seventeenth-Century Experimental Philosophy79
5Architectures for Steam107
6Illuminating the Opacity of Achromatic Lens Production: Joseph von Fraunhofer's Use of Monastic Architecture and Space as a Laboratory141
7The Spaces of Cultural Representation, circa 1887 and 1969: Reflections on Museum Arrangement and Anthropological Theory in the Boasian and Evolutionary Traditions165
8Bricks and Bones: Architecture and Science in Victorian Britain181
9"Spatial Mechanics": Scientific Metaphors in Architecture213
10Diagramming the New World, or Hannes Meyer's "Scientization" of Architecture233
11Listening to/for Modernity: Architectural Acoustics and the Development of Modern Spaces in America253
12Of Beds and Benches: Building the Modern American Hospital281
13Architecture, Science, and Technology309
14Architecture as Science: Analogy or Disjunction?337
15The Mutual Limits of Architecture and Science353
16The Hounding of the Snark375
17Thoughts on the Architecture of the Scientific Workplace: Community, Change, and Continuity385
18The Design Process for the Human Workplace399
19Life in the Lewis Thomas Laboratory413
20Two Faces on Science: Building Identities for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology423
21Architecture at Fermilab459
22The Architecture of Science: From D'Arcy Thompson to the SSC475
23Factory, Laboratory, Studio: Dispersing Sites of Production497
Index541

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