The Global Architect: Firms, Fame and Urban Form / Edition 1

The Global Architect: Firms, Fame and Urban Form / Edition 1

by Donald McNeill
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415956404

ISBN-13: 9780415956406

Pub. Date: 08/05/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The Global Architect explores the increasing significance of globalization processes on urban change, architectural practice and the built environment. In what is primarily a critical sociological overview of the current global architectural industry, Donald McNeill covers the "star system" of international architects who combine celebrity and hypermobility,

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Overview

The Global Architect explores the increasing significance of globalization processes on urban change, architectural practice and the built environment. In what is primarily a critical sociological overview of the current global architectural industry, Donald McNeill covers the "star system" of international architects who combine celebrity and hypermobility, the top firms, whose offices are currently undergoing a major global expansion, and the role of advanced information technology in expanding the geographical scope of the industry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415956406
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/05/2008
Series:
Cultural Spaces Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1. The globalization of architectural practice 2. Designing at distance 3. Architectural celebrity and the cult of the individual 4. The ‘Bilbao effect’ 5. Rem Koolhaas and the heteronomy of global capitalism 6. The geography of the skyscraper 7. The ethics of architectural practice

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