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Architectural AgentsThe Delusional, Abusive, Addictive Lives of Buildings

Architectural Agents: The Delusional, Abusive, Addictive Lives of Buildings

Annabel Jane Wharton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693382
eISBN:
9781452950853
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693382.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Buildings are not benign; rather, they commonly manipulate and abuse their human users. Architectural Agents makes the case that buildings act in the world independently of their makers, patrons, ... More

Architecture of Thought

Architecture of Thought

Andrzej Piotrowski

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673049
eISBN:
9781452945835
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673049.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

This book maps and conceptually explores material practices of the past, showing how physical artifacts and visual environments manifest culturally rooted modes of thought and participate in the most ... More

Architecture since 1400

Architecture since 1400

Kathleen James-Chakraborty

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673964
eISBN:
9781452946047
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673964.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This book aims to give equal attention to Western and non-Western structures and built landscapes. From Tenochtitlan’s Great Pyramid in Mexico City and the Duomo in Florence to Levittown’s suburban ... More

Architecture's Historical TurnPhenomenology and the Rise of the Postmodern

Architecture's Historical Turn: Phenomenology and the Rise of the Postmodern

Jorge Otero-Pailos

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816666034
eISBN:
9781452948386
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816666034.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Architecture’s Historical Turn traces the hidden history of architectural phenomenology, a movement that reflected a key turning point in the early phases of postmodernism and a legitimating source ... More

The City as CampusUrbanism and Higher Education in Chicago

The City as Campus: Urbanism and Higher Education in Chicago

Sharon Haar

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665648
eISBN:
9781452946528
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665648.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

We are witnessing an explosion of universities and campuses nationwide, and urban schools play an important role in shaping the cities outside their walls. This book uses Chicago as a case study to ... More

City ChoreographerLawrence Halprin in Urban Renewal America

City Choreographer: Lawrence Halprin in Urban Renewal America

Alison Bick Hirsch

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679782
eISBN:
9781452948201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679782.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Lawrence Halprin (1916-2009) was one of the most influential landscape architects of the 20th-century. Though he is most widely known for the FDR Memorial in Washington DC and the Sea Ranch in ... More

The City, RevisitedUrban Theory from Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York

The City, Revisited: Urban Theory from Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York

Dennis R. Judd and Dick Simpson (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665754
eISBN:
9781452946559
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665754.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

The chapters in this book trace an intellectual history that begins in 1925 with the publication of the influential classic The City, engaging in a spirited debate about whether the major theories of ... More

Commemorating and ForgettingChallenges for the New South Africa

Commemorating and Forgetting: Challenges for the New South Africa

Martin J. Murray

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816682997
eISBN:
9781452948607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816682997.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

The end of apartheid and the transition to parliamentary democracy brought to the surface a host of tensions that were long suppressed under white minority rule. Yet as the ‘new nation’ struggled to ... More

Constitutional ModernismArchitecture and Civil Society in Cuba, 1933-1959

Constitutional Modernism: Architecture and Civil Society in Cuba, 1933-1959

Timothy Hyde

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678105
eISBN:
9781452947938
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678105.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

How does architecture make its appearance in civil society? This book pursues this challenging question by exploring architecture, planning, and law as cultural forces. Analyzing the complex ... More

The Folklore of the FreewayRace and Revolt in the Modernist City

The Folklore of the Freeway: Race and Revolt in the Modernist City

Eric Avila

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680726
eISBN:
9781452947860
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680726.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

The Folklore of the Freeway provides an alternative history of highway construction in urban America, emphasizing the cultural politics of fighting freeways in the inner city. Using the methods of ... More

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