The Discipline of Architecture

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Overview

Architecture

A polemical look at how architectural knowledge is produced, disseminated, and received.

In the vast literature on architectural theory and practice, the ways in which architectural knowledge is actually taught, debated, and understood are too often ignored. The essays collected in this groundbreaking volume address the current state of architecture as an academic and professional discipline. The issues considered range from the form and content of architectural education to the architect's social and environmental obligations and the emergence of a new generation of architects. Often critical of the current paradigm, these essays offer a provocative challenge to accepted assumptions about the production, dissemination, and reception of architectural knowledge.

Contributors: Sherry Ahrentzen, U of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Stanford Anderson, MIT; Carol Burns, Harvard U; Russell Ellis, UC Berkeley; Thomas Fisher, U of Minnesota; Linda Groat, U of Michigan; Kay Bea Jones, Ohio State U; David Leatherbarrow, U of Pennsylvania; A. G. Krishna Menon, TVB School of Habitat Studies, India; Garth Rockcastle, U of Minnesota; Michael Stanton, American U, Beirut; Sharon E. Sutton, U of Washington; David J. T. Vanderburgh, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium; and Donald Watson, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Andrzej Piotrowski is associate professor of architecture and Julia Williams Robinson is professor of architecture, both at the University of Minnesota.

Translation Inquiries: University of Minnesota Press

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816636648
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 365
  • Product dimensions: 5.88 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 Revisiting the Discipline of Architecture 1
2 Disciplining Knowledge: Architecture between Cube and Frame 10
3 On the Practices of Representing and Knowing Architecture 40
4 The Form and Structure and Architectural Knowledge: From Practice to Discipline 61
5 Architecture is its Own Discipline 83
6 A Dialectics of Determination: Social Truth-Claims in Architectural Writing, 1970-1995 103
7 Unpacking the Suitcase: Travel as Process and Paradigm in Constructing Architectural Knowledge 127
8 Environment and Architecture 158
9 Reinventing Professional Privilege as Inclusivity: A Proposal for an Enriched Mission of Architecture 173
10 Thinking "Indian" Architecture 208
11 Interdisciplinary Visions of Architectural Education: The Perspectives of Faculty Women 235
12 A Framework for Aligning Professional Education and Practice in Architecture 260
13 Reduction and Transformation of Architecture in Las Vegas 272
14 The Professional and Discipline of Architecture: Practice and Education 292
Works Cited 307
Contributors 331
Index 337
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