Travel, Space, Architecture

Travel, Space, Architecture

by Jilly Traganou
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0754648273

ISBN-13: 9780754648277

Pub. Date: 04/01/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Travel, Space, Architecture defines a new theoretical territory in architectural and urban scholarship that frames the processes of spatial production through the notion of travel. By aligning architectural thinking with current critical theory debates, this book explores whether dissociating culture from place and identity, and detaching the idea of architecture

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Travel, Space, Architecture defines a new theoretical territory in architectural and urban scholarship that frames the processes of spatial production through the notion of travel. By aligning architectural thinking with current critical theory debates, this book explores whether dissociating culture from place and identity, and detaching the idea of architecture from both, can reframe our understanding of spatial and architectural practices. The book presents seventeen key case studies from a diverse range of perspectives including historical, theoretical, and praxis-based, and range from interrogations of architectural travel and notions of belonging and nationhood to challenging established geopolitical hierarchies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754648277
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/01/2009
Series:
Design and the Built Environment Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
352

Table of Contents

Contents: Foreword, Jilly Traganou; For a theory of travel in architecture studies, Jilly Traganou; Introduction to Travel, Space, Architecture, Jilly Traganou. Part 1 New Vision and a New World Order: Great travel machines of sight, Andreas Luescher; O coração verde (a green heart): travel, urban gardens and design of late colonial cities in the Southern Hemisphere, Diane Brand; Nomads and migrants: a comparative reading of Le Corbusier's and Sedad Eldem's travel diaries, Esra Akcan; Travel-writing the modern Japanese design industry, 1910-1925, Sarah Teasley; Learning from Rome, Smilja Milanovic-Bertram. Part 2 Questioning Origins, Searching for Alternatives: The Mediterranean hill town; a travel paradigm, Hermann Schlimme; Roots or routes? Exploring a new paradigm for architectural historiography through the work of Geoffrey Bawa, Katharine Bartsch; The American travels of European architects; 1958-1973, Caroline Maniaque; Mobile architects, static ideas: Santiago Calatrava in Athens, Jilly Traganou; Evolving tourist topographies: the case of Hue, Vietnam, Kelly Shannon. Part 3.1 Transnational Architectural Practices: Spatialities of suitcase architects, Ken Tadashi Oshima; Mobility and immobility in the new architecture practice; a conversation with Hiromi Hosoya and Markus Schaefer, Jilly Traganou; Itinerant perspectives: a conversation with David Adjaye, Jilly Traganou. Part 3.2 Mobile Groups, Urban Re-Mappings: Asian-Indian diasporic networks and sacred sites in the Bay area of California, Reena Mehta; Athens, city of the displaced: notes from the field, Eleni Tzirtzilaki; Emerging immigrant clusters in downtown Athens: 2002-2004, Sofia Vyzoviti; Index

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