Architecture Theory since 1968

Architecture Theory since 1968

by K. Michael Hays
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262581884

ISBN-13: 9780262581882

Pub. Date: 02/28/2000

Publisher: MIT Press

In the discussion of architecture, there is a prevailing sentiment that,
since 1968, cultural production in its traditional sense can no longer be understood to rise spontaneously, as a matter of social course, but must now be constructed through ever more self-conscious theoretical procedures. The development of interpretive modes of various stripes --

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In the discussion of architecture, there is a prevailing sentiment that,
since 1968, cultural production in its traditional sense can no longer be understood to rise spontaneously, as a matter of social course, but must now be constructed through ever more self-conscious theoretical procedures. The development of interpretive modes of various stripes -- post-structuralist, Marxian,
phenomenological, psychoanalytic, as well as others dissenting or eccentric -- has given scholars a range of tools for rethinking architecture in relation to other fields and for reasserting architectures general importance in intellectual discourse.

This anthology presents forty-seven of the primary texts of architecture theory, introducing each with an explication of the concepts and categories necessary for its understanding and evaluation. It also presents twelve documents of projects or events that had major theoretical repercussions for the period. Several of the essays appear here in English for the first time.

ContributorsDiana Agrest, Stanford
Anderson, Archizoom, George Baird, Jennifer Bloomer, Massimo Cacciari, Jean-Louis
Cohen, Beatriz Colomina, Alan Colquhoun, Maurice Culot, Jacques Derrida, Ignasi de
Solá-Morales, Peter Eisenman, Robin Evans, Michel Foucault, Kenneth Frampton, Mario
Gandelsonas, Frank Gehry, Jürgen Habermas, John Hejduk, Denis Hollier, Bernard Huet,
Catherine Ingraham, Fredric Jameson, Charles A. Jencks, Jeffrey Kipnis, Fred
Koetter, Rem Koolhaas, Leon Krier, Sanford Kwinter, Henri Lefebvre, Daniel
Libeskind, Mary McLeod, Alberto Pérez-Gómez, José Quetglas, Aldo Rossi, Colin Rowe,
Massimo Scolari, Denise Scott Brown, Robert Segrest, Jorge Silvetti, Robert Somol,
Martin Steinmann, Robert A. M. Stern, James Stirling, Manfredo Tafuri, Georges
Teyssot, Bernard Tschumi, Anthony Vidler, Paul Virilio, Mark Wigley.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262581882
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
02/28/2000
Series:
Columbia Books of Architecture Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
824
Sales rank:
937,810
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 10.50(h) x 1.75(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction
Toward a Critique of Architectural Ideology2
'La Dimension Amoureuse' in Architecture36
No-Stop City56
Learning from Pop60
Cemetery of San Cataldo, Modena68
Introduction to Five Architects72
Wall House86
From Collage City, manuscript in circulation from 1973; published 197888
Linguistics in Architecture112
The New Architecture and the Avant-Garde124
L'Architecture dans le Boudoir: The Language of Criticism and the Criticism of Language146
From The Production of Space (English translation 1991)174
Architectural Metaphors190
Design versus Non-Design198
The Architectural Paradox214
The Architecture of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts230
Post-Functionalism234
Gray Architecture as Post-Modernism, or, Up and Down from Orthodoxy240
Reality as History: Notes for a Discussion of Realism in Architecture246
Formalism - Realism254
The Beauty of Shadows262
The Third Typology284
Heterotopias and the History of Spaces296
Post-Modern Architecture306
Neue Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart318
Life in the Metropolis320
From Bricolage to Myth, or How to Put Humpty-Dumpty Together Again332
The Only Path for Architecture348
School at Quentin-en-Yvellnes356
The Status of Man and the Status of His Objects: A Reading of The Human Condition358
Gehry House, Santa Monica, California378
Loss of Synthesis: Mies's Pavilion382
Eupalinos or Architecture392
The Manhattan Transcripts408
Modern and Postmodern Architecture412
Space, Knowledge, and Power428
Architecture and the Critique of Ideology440
Introduction to Architecture and the Crisis of Modern Science462
Chamber Works476
In Front of Lines That Leave Nothing Behind480
Architectural Design as a System of Research Programs490
The Italophiles at Work506
The End of the Classical: The End of the Beginning, the End of the End522
The Overexposed City540
The Perimeter Projects: Notes for Design552
Point de folie - Maintenant l'architecture566
Moving Arrows, Eros and Other Errors: An Architecture of Absence582
La Citta Nuova: Modernity and Continuity586
Weak Architecture614
L'Esprit Nouveau: Architecture and Publicite624
The Burdens of Linearity: Donkey Urbanism642
The Translation of Architecture, the Production of Babel658
Deconstructivist Architecture676
Architecture and Politics in the Reagan Era: From Postmodernism to Deconstructivism678
Bibliotheque de France, Paris704
Twisting the Separatrix708
From The Architectural Uncanny: Essays in the Modern Unhomely744
Abodes of Theory and Flesh: Tabbles of Bower758
One or Several Masters?780
Index802

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