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Further Reading: The Seminal Books of the Seventies

Sim Van der Ryn

Sim Van der Ryn is the president of EcoDesign Collaborative, a Northern California firm known for its pioneering work in integral design. For over 30 years he taught architecture and design at the University of California, Berkeley, inspiring a new generation to create buildings and communities that are sensitive to place, climate, and the flow of human interactions. As California State Architect in the seventies he was responsible for designing and building the first series of groundbreaking energy efficient, people-friendly, climate responsive government buildings. He is the author of six groundbreaking books about planning and design, which have helped inspire architects to see the myriad ways they can apply physical and social ecology to architecture and environmental design. Van der Ryn lives in the San Francisco Bay area. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Culture, Architecture and Nature : An Ecological Design Retrospective

Routledge, 2014

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... further Reading: The Seminal books of the Seventies Soft Energy Paths: Towards a Durable Peace by Amory B. Lovins, 1979 A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction by Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa, Murray Silverstein, 1977...

Symmetry, patterns and fractals

Michael Hann

Professor Michael Hann (BA, M.Phil, PhD, FRSA, FTI) holds the Chair of Design Theory at the University of Leeds. He is also Director of the University of Leeds International Textiles Archive (ULITA). He has published across a number of subject areas, has made numerous key-note addresses at international conferences, and is an acknowledged international expert on the geometry of design. Previous publications with Berg are: Structure and Form in Design (2012) and Symbol, Pattern and Symmetry (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Structure and Form in Design : Critical Ideas for Creative Practice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2012

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...Introduction Both natural and man-made environments are dominated by order. Order is apparent in the thought processes of most humans and in the behaviour of most living creatures. The perception of order is central to our...

Introduction: The Mobile Landscape of Post-war Architectural Thought

Rajesh Heynickx

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Rajesh Heynickx is a Full Professor in Architectural Theory and Intellectual History at the Faculty of Architecture, KU Leuven, Belgium. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Ricardo Costa Agarez

Ricardo Costa Agarez is Assistant Professor of Architecture at Évora University, Portugal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Elke Couchez

Elke Couchez is Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Queensland School of Architecture, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Architecture Thinking across Boundaries : Knowledge Transfers since the 1960s

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021

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...Around 1908, the German sociologist Georg Simmel reflected on the significance of mobility infrastructures, such as paths and bridges. These divisions of space, he wrote, were more than physical facts. They resulted from a subjective...

Matta Clark, Gordon

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Graeme Brooker

Graeme Brooker is Professor and Head of Interior Design at the Royal College of Art, London. He has taught Interior Architecture and Design at the University of Brighton, University of Wales Institute Cardiff and Manchester Metropolitan University. Between 2013 and 2015 He was the Head of the Department of Fashion and Interiors at Middlesex University, London. He has been a visiting professor at institutions across Europe, the Far East and America. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sally Stone

Sally Stone is an academic, writer and designer. She is the leader of the college of Continuity in Architecture, an Atelier for post-graduate teaching and research based in Manchester School of Architecture, UK, where she also leads the MA Architecture and Heritage course. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Interior Architecture and Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2009

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... M Matta Clark, Gordon 162 The American artist best known for his site-specific art in the 1970s, Matta Clark’s (1943–1978) most famous work is the Building Cuts series (pictured below). With these projects he cut entire sections from...

Alternative Facts: Towards a Theorization of Oral History in Architecture

Janina Gosseye

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Janina Gosseye is a Senior Assistant at ETH Zürich (Switzerland). Her research focuses on the notion of collectivity in postwar architecture and is situated at the nexus of architectural theory and social and political history. Gosseye’s work has been published in several leading academic journals, including the Journal of Architecture, Journal of Urban History, and Planning Perspectives. She has edited and authored several books, including Shopping Towns Europe (with Tom Avermaete, 2017) and Speaking of Buildings: Oral History Methods in Architecture (with Naomi Stead and Deborah van der Plaat, 2019). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Naomi Stead

Naomi Stead is Professor of Architecture and Head of the Department of Architecture at Monash University (Australia). Her research interests lie in architecture’s cultures of re/production, mediation, and reception. She was the leader of the ARC Linkage project ‘Equity and Diversity in the Australian Architecture Profession: Women, Work and Leadership,’ which led to the co-founding (with Justine Clark and others) of Parlour, an Australian activist group advocating for greater gender equity in architecture. Stead is a widely published architecture critic, having written more than fifty commissioned feature and review articles in professional magazines over the past decade. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Deborah van der Plaat

Deborah van der Plaat is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Architecture Theory Criticism History Research Centre (ATCH) at the University of Queensland (Australia). Her research examines the architecture of nineteenth and twentieth century Australia and its intersection with theories of artistic agency, climate, place, migration and race. Writing histories of Queensland architecture is also a focus within her work. Recent publications include: Speaking of Buildings: Oral History Methods in Architecture (edited with Janina Gosseye and Naomi Stead: Princeton Architectural Press, 2019) and Hot Modernism Queensland Architecture 1945-1975 (edited with Macarthur, Gosseye and Wilson: Artifice, 2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Architecture Thinking across Boundaries : Knowledge Transfers since the 1960s

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021

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...Architecture remains a strongly authorised practice, in the sense that the author-figure remains very much alive, and also that the legitimisation and authority to speak about buildings is still attached to architect-author figures...

“Ecotopia Now: Utopia Brought Down to Earth,” New Age, 1979

Sim Van der Ryn

Sim Van der Ryn is the president of EcoDesign Collaborative, a Northern California firm known for its pioneering work in integral design. For over 30 years he taught architecture and design at the University of California, Berkeley, inspiring a new generation to create buildings and communities that are sensitive to place, climate, and the flow of human interactions. As California State Architect in the seventies he was responsible for designing and building the first series of groundbreaking energy efficient, people-friendly, climate responsive government buildings. He is the author of six groundbreaking books about planning and design, which have helped inspire architects to see the myriad ways they can apply physical and social ecology to architecture and environmental design. Van der Ryn lives in the San Francisco Bay area. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Culture, Architecture and Nature : An Ecological Design Retrospective

Routledge, 2014

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... “Ecotopia Now: Utopia brought Down to Earth,” New Age, 1979 About the same time a few years ago, two different while radically decreasing its dependence on fossil visionary statements first appeared in print: Gerard fuel-derived forms...

Architectural Theory: From May 68 to the ‘Real’ of the Market

Douglas Spencer

Douglas Spencer lectures in architecture, urbanism and landscape at the Architectural Association, London, UK. He is a PhD supervisor at the Royal College of Art, and also teaches at the University of East London. Spencer is co-editor of Critical Territories (2014) and of Urban Prototypes: Mentalities and Perspectives (2014). He is also a published essayist (The Journal of Architecture, AA Files, Domus, Topos, Radical Philosophy and Harvard GSD's New Geographies) and has contributed articles to many edited collections. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Architecture of Neoliberalism : How Contemporary Architecture Became an Instrument of Control and Compliance

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Rem Koolhaas, pitching OMA’s project for a new office tower in Manhattan in 2012,‘425 Park Ave, competition: OMA’, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIyEDuzxYBU [accessed 15 August 2013]. directs the attention of the competition panel to his...

Gentri-Fiction and Our (E)States of Reality: On the Fatigued Images of Architecture and the Exhaustion of the Image of Thought

Hélène Frichot

Hélène Frichot is Professor in Critical Studies in Architecture, KTH School of Architecture, Stockholm Sweden. Her research examines the transdisciplinary field between architecture and philosophy, while her first discipline is architecture, she holds a PhD in philosophy from the University of Sydney (2004). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Missed Encounter of Radical Philosophy with Architecture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...How do we make ourselves worthy of what happens to us? (Deleuze, 1990, p. 149). Gilles Deleuze asks what it means to will the event, a question that can be addressed directly to architectural events. This question is also a question...

Reima Pietilä’s (Postmodern) Morphologies

Mediated Messages : Periodicals, Exhibitions and the Shaping of Postmodern Architecture

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

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...The original version of this essay was delivered as a paper at the bi-annual European Architecture History Network Third International Meeting in Turin in June 2014. A longer version was presented as a keynote speech at the Jaap Bakema...