The Architecture of Science

The Architecture of Science

by Peter Galison
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262071908

ISBN-13: 9780262071901

Pub. Date: 05/28/1999

Publisher: MIT Press

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.

Overview

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
1 Buildings and the Subject of Science
Peter Galison
I OF SECRECY AND OPENNESS: SCIENCE
AND ARCHITECTURE IN EARLY
MODERN EUROPE
2 Masculine Prerogatives: Gender, Space, and Knowledge in the Early
Modern Museum
Paula Findlen
3 Alchemical Symbolism and Concealment: The Chemical House
of Libavius
William R. Newman
4 Openness and Empiricism: Values and Meaning in Early
Architectural Writings and in SeventeenthCentury EXperimental
Philosophy
Pamela O. Long
II DISPLAYING AND CONCEALING TECHNICS
IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
5 Architecture for Steam
M. Norton Wise
6 Illuminating the Opacity of Achromatic Lens Production:
Joseph von Fraunhofer's Use of Monastic Architecture and Space as a
Laboratory
Myles W. Jackson
7 The Spaces of Cultural Representation, circa 1887 and
1969: Reflections on Museum Arrangement and Anthropological Theory in
the Boasian and Evolutionary Traditions
George W. Stocking Jr.
8 Bricks and Bones: Architecture and Science in Victorian
Britian
Sophie Forgan
III MODERN SPACE
9 "Spatial Mechanics": Scientific Metaphors in Architecture
Adrian Forty
10 Diagramming the New World, or Hannes Meyer's
"Scientization" of Architecture
K. Michael Hays
11 Listening to/for Modernity: Architectural Acoustics and
the Development of Modern Spaces in America
Emily Thompson
12 Of Beds and Benches: Building the Modern American
Hospital
Allan M. Brandt and David C. Sloane
IV IS ARCHITECTURE SCIENCE?
13 Architecture, Science, andTechnology
Antoine Picon
14 Architecture as Science: Analogy or Disjunction?
Alberto PérezGómez
15 The Mutual Limits of Architecture and Science
Kenneth Frampton
16 The Hounding of the Snark
Denise Scott Brown
V PRINCETON AFTER MODERNISM: THE LEWIS
THOMAS LABORATORY FOR MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
17 Thoughts on the Architecture of the Scientific
Workplace: Community, Change, and Continuity
Robert Venturi
18 The Design Process for the Human Workplace
James Collins Jr.
19 Life in the Lewis Thomas Laboratory
Arnold J. Levine
20 Two Faces on Science: Building Identities for Molecular
Biology and Biotechnology
Thomas F. Gieryn
VI CENTERS, CITIES, AND COLLIDERS
21 Architecture at Fermilab
Robert R. Wilson
22 The Architecture of Science: From D'Arcy Thompson to the
SSC
Moshe Safdie
23 Factory, Laboratory, Studio: Dispersing Sites of
Production
Peter Galison and Caroline A. Jones
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