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Architecture's appeal : how theory informs architectural praxis

Author: Marc J Neveu; Negin Djavaherian
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2015. ©2015
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This collection of previously unpublished essays from a diverse range of well-known scholars and architects builds on the architectural tradition of phenomenological hermeneutics as developed by Dalibor Veseley and Joseph Rykwert and carried on by David Leatherbarrow, Peter Carl and Alberto Pérez-Gómez. Taking an interdisciplinary approach and drawing on ideas from beyond the architectural canon, contributors  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marc J Neveu; Negin Djavaherian
ISBN: 9781138024212 113802421X 9781138024229 1138024228
OCLC Number: 884539936
Description: xvi, 311 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Opening / Marc J. Neveu and Negin Djavaherian --
Part I. Invoking the gods : The reading chamber / Robert Kirkbride --
The Tower of Babel and Jacob's Pillar: Hegel, Heidegger, and the death of architecture / Karsten Harries --
Reading what is written between the lines: the esoteric dimension of Ebenezer Howard's Garden cities of to-morrow / Paul Emmons --
On virtue and Thomas Jefferson / Indra Kagis McEwen --
Interlude A : The architect's fall / Santiago de Orduña --
Part II. Worldmaking : Made in usage: architecture in Furetière's Dictionnaire universel / Caroline Dionne --
Beyond expression / Lily Chi --
On water and other fluids: a bloody account of urban circulation / Louise Pelletier --
Earth or world? Aerial image and the prosthetic imagination / Lawrence Bird --
Interlude B : The door of theory / Marco Frascari --
Part III. Flesh/Eros : Tough love: a study of the architecture of Pezo von Ellrichshausen / David Leatherbarrow --
Flesh of stone: buildings, statues, entangled bodies / Tracey Eve Winton --
Genius as Eros / Lian Chikako Chang --
The tactile legacy of Alvar Aalto and its relevance to contemporary practice / Kenneth Frampton --
Interlude C : Sigmund Freud or the dark forest [crossed out] room revisited / Natalija Subotincic --
Part IV. Fusion of horizons : Voices of tranquility: silence in art and architecture / Juhani Pallasmaa --
An architectural creation myth borrowed from the phenomenology of music / Stephen Parcell --
Modus operandi of an architectus doli: architectural cunning in the comic plays of Plautus / Lisa Landrum --
Towards an ecology of the Palladian villa / Graham Livesey --
Interlude D : Transformative power of architecture / Steven Holl --
Part V. After the crisis : Juan O'Gorman and the genesis and overcoming of functionalism in Mexican modern architecture / Juan Manuel Heredia --
Architecture or acceleration: position as opposition / Anne Bordeleau --
Building upon love in an age of innovation / Peter Olshavsky --
Content and craft: what do we do when we do the history of architecture? / David Theodore --
Interlude E : Two poems 2000-2011 / Ricardo L. Castro.
Responsibility: edited by Marc J. Neveu and Negin Djavaherian.

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This collection of previously unpublished essays from a diverse range of well-known scholars and architects builds on the architectural tradition of phenomenological hermeneutics as developed by Dalibor Veseley and Joseph Rykwert and carried on by David Leatherbarrow, Peter Carl and Alberto Pérez-Gómez. Taking an interdisciplinary approach and drawing on ideas from beyond the architectural canon, contributors including Kenneth Frampton, David Leatherbarrow, Juhani Pallasmaa, Karsten Harries, Steven Holl, Indra Kagis McEwen, Paul Emmons, and Louise Pelletier offer new insights and perspectives on questions such as the following: Given the recent fascination with all things digital and novel, what is the role of history and theory in contemporary architectural praxis? Is authentic meaning possible in a technological environment that is so global and interconnected? What is the nature and role of the architect in our shared modern world? How can these questions inform a new model of architectural praxis? Architecture's Appeal is a thought-provoking book which will inspire further scholarly inquiry and act as a basis for discussion in the wider field as well as graduate seminars in architectural theory and history.
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