The Discipline of Architecture

The Discipline of Architecture

by Andrzej Piotrowski
     
 

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

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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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ISBN-13:
9780816636655
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
365
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1Revisiting the Discipline of Architecture1
2Disciplining Knowledge: Architecture between Cube and Frame10
3On the Practices of Representing and Knowing Architecture40
4The Form and Structure and Architectural Knowledge: From Practice to Discipline61
5Architecture is its Own Discipline83
6A Dialectics of Determination: Social Truth-Claims in Architectural Writing, 1970-1995103
7Unpacking the Suitcase: Travel as Process and Paradigm in Constructing Architectural Knowledge127
8Environment and Architecture158
9Reinventing Professional Privilege as Inclusivity: A Proposal for an Enriched Mission of Architecture173
10Thinking "Indian" Architecture208
11Interdisciplinary Visions of Architectural Education: The Perspectives of Faculty Women235
12A Framework for Aligning Professional Education and Practice in Architecture260
13Reduction and Transformation of Architecture in Las Vegas272
14The Professional and Discipline of Architecture: Practice and Education292
Works Cited307
Contributors331
Index337

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