Architecture Theory: A Reader in Philosophy and Culture

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Andrew Ballantyne
A&C Black, Mar 1, 2005 - Architecture - 310 pages
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Architecture Theory is a comprehensive and groundbreaking one volume overview of, and introduction to, contemporary critical discourse in architecture. In bringing critical theory and Continental philosophy to bear upon architecture, it provides a solid framework for a fully up-to-date theory of architecture, one that reflects the latest developments and concerns.

The book is divided into four sections—groundwork; constructing the "individual"; pluralities; instrumentality—each covering a core theme in contemporary architecture theory. In each section an introductory essay by Andrew Ballantyne provides valuable context, exposition, and analysis. This is followed by a selection of writings on architecture and other related cultural concerns from major contemporary thinkers, including Zvizvek, Irigaray, Lefebvre, Lyotard, Kristeva, Nancy, Virilio, Deleuze, and Negri.
 

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User Review  - janepriceestrada - LibraryThing

This is a good collection of essays primarily from philosophers rather than architects. This made it an enjoyable study as you can see the development of architectural theory in the context of other things going on in the world rather than the vacuum in which it is usually discussed. Read full review

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User Review  - janemarieprice - LibraryThing

This is a good collection of essays primarily from philosophers rather than architects. This made it an enjoyable study as you can see the development of architectural theory in the context of other things going on in the world rather than the vacuum in which it is usually discussed. Read full review

Contents

Georges Bataille
15
Ralph Waldo Emerson
30
William James
48
John Dewey
61
Walter Benjamin Louis Aragon and Karl Marx
88
Individual
107
Samuel Butler
126
Donna Haraway
144
Michel Serres
182
Edgar Allen Poe
203
Relations
231
Gilles Deleuze
245
Patsy Healey
259
Ian Buchanan and Fredric Jameson
272
Heinrich von Kleist
301
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Pluralities
157

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Andrew Ballantyne is Professor of Architecture at the University of Newcastle.

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