This Is Not Architecture: Media Constructions

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This book assembles architectural writers of different kinds - historians, journalists, theorists, computer-game designers, film-makers, architects and academics - to discuss how this process works and to comment on the culture and bias which each medium inevitably brings. Together, they build up a critical picture of the construct of partial representations on which our understanding of architecture is based.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415231800
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/28/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Kester Rattenbury is an architectural writer and teacher. She trained as an architect before doing a PhD on the coverage of architecture in the UK national press, and then going on to work as an architectural journalist. She now works as a freelance architectural writer and reviewer, and teaches a design to architectural students. She lives and works in London.

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Notes on contributors
Illustration credits
Pt. 1 A partial history of virtual reality 1
1 The revelation of order: perspective and architectural representation 3
2 On the origins of architectural photography 26
3 Architectural cinematography 37
4 The revenge of place 45
Pt. 2 The shape of representation 55
5 Iconic pictures 57
6 Think of it as a farm! Exhibitions, books, buildings 91
7 Diagrams: interactive instruments in operation 99
8 The height of the kick: designing gameplay 110
9 Foto-graph, Foto-shop 121
Pt. 3 The reporting of architecture 125
10 Framing icons: Two Girls, two audiences. The photographing of Case Study House #22 127
11 Naturally biased: architecture in the UK national press 136
12 The architectural book: image and accident 157
13 Post-Modernism and the revenge of the book 174
14 Architectural publishing: an alphabetical guide 198
Pt. 4 The construction of theory 205
15 Architectureproduction 207
16 From dematerialisation to depoliticisation in architecture 222
17 Wallpaper person: notes on the behaviour of a new species 231
18 Everything counts in large amounts (the sound of geography collapsing) 244
Index 253
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