Architecture Theory Since 1968

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K. Michael Hays
MIT Press, 2000 - Architecture - 807 pages
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In the discussion of architecture, there is a prevailing sentiment that, since 1968, cultural production in its traditional sense can no longer be understood to rise spontaneously, as a matter of social course, but must now be constructed through ever more self-conscious theoretical procedures. The development of interpretive modes of various stripes -- post-structuralist, Marxian, phenomenological, psychoanalytic, as well as others dissenting or eccentric -- has given scholars a range of tools for rethinking architecture in relation to other fields and for reasserting architectures general importance in intellectual discourse.

This anthology presents forty-seven of the primary texts of architecture theory, introducing each with an explication of the concepts and categories necessary for its understanding and evaluation. It also presents twelve documents of projects or events that had major theoretical repercussions for the period. Several of the essays appear here in English for the first time.

ContributorsDiana Agrest, Stanford Anderson, Archizoom, George Baird, Jennifer Bloomer, Massimo Cacciari, Jean-Louis Cohen, Beatriz Colomina, Alan Colquhoun, Maurice Culot, Jacques Derrida, Ignasi de Sol -Morales, Peter Eisenman, Robin Evans, Michel Foucault, Kenneth Frampton, Mario Gandelsonas, Frank Gehry, J rgen Habermas, John Hejduk, Denis Hollier, Bernard Huet, Catherine Ingraham, Fredric Jameson, Charles A. Jencks, Jeffrey Kipnis, Fred Koetter, Rem Koolhaas, Leon Krier, Sanford Kwinter, Henri Lefebvre, Daniel Libeskind, Mary McLeod, Alberto P rez-G mez, Jos Quetglas, Aldo Rossi, Colin Rowe, Massimo Scolari, Denise Scott Brown, Robert Segrest, Jorge Silvetti, Robert Somol, Martin Steinmann, Robert A. M. Stern, James Stirling, Manfredo Tafuri, Georges Teyssot, Bernard Tschumi, Anthony Vidler, Paul Virilio, Mark Wigley.

 

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Contents

Manfredo Tafuri I Toward a Critique of Architectural Ideology Contropiono 1 January
2
George Baird I La Dimension Amoureuse in Architecture from Charles Jencks
36
1971
59
Aldo Rossi I Cemetery of San Cataldo Modena
68
196874
86
1979
88
Henri Lefebvre I From The Production of Space English translation 1991
174
Denis Hollier I Architectural Metaphors from La prise de la Concorde translated as Against
190
A Reading
358
1981
408
Michel Foucault I Space Knowledge and Power interview with Paul Rabinow
428
Fredric Jameson I Architecture and the Critique of Ideology paper presented
440
1983
462
Stanford Anderson I Architectural Design as a System of Research Programs
490
JeanLouis Cohen I The Italophiles at Work from La coupure entre architectes
506
The End of the Beginning the End
522

Diana Agrest I Design versus NonDesign paper presented 1974 published
198
Bernard Tschumi I The Architectural Paradox Studio International SeptemberOctober
214
Peter Eisenman I PostFunctionalism Oppositions 6 Fall 1976
234
Robert A M Stern I Gray Architecture as PostModernism or Up and Down
240
Notes for a Discussion of Realism
246
977 Jorge Silvetti I The Beauty of Shadows Oppositions 9 Summer 1977
262
Anthony Vidler I The Third Typology Oppositions 7 Winter 1977 expanded
284
Georges Teyssot I Heterotopias and the History of Spaces from Teyssot et al
296
Charles A Jencks I PostModern Architecture from The Language of PostModern
306
197782
318
Alan Colquhoun I From Bricolage to Myth or How to Put HumptyDumpty
332
Notes for Design Art Papers 8 no 4
552
Jacques Derrida I Point de folieMaintenant larchitecture from Bernard
566
An Architecture
582
Ignasi de SolaMorales I Weak Architecture QuadernsdArquitectura i Urbanisme
614
Donkey Urbanism paper
642
Mark Wigley I The Translation of Architecture the Production of Babel paper
658
From
678
1991
708
Tabbles of Bower Assemblage
758
Index
802
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About the author (2000)

K. Michael Hays is Eliot Noyes Professor of Architectural Theory at Harvard's Graduate School of Design. In 2000 he was appointed the first Adjunct Curator at the Whitney Museum for American Art. He is the author, among other books, of Modern Architecture and the Posthumanist Subject (1995) and the editor of Architecture Theory since 1968 (2000), both published by the MIT Press.

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