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New Politics of the Spectacle: “Bilbao” and the Global Imagination

Architecture and Tourism : Perception, Performance and Place

Berg, 2004

Book chapter

...In 1997, virtually overnight, “Bilbao” appeared on the map (Figure 12.1). Frank Gehry's dazzling design for a far-flung branch of the Guggenheim Museum was not just an extraordinarily audacious architectural achievement, nor was it merely...

A Historian of Science and Technology Confronts Gender and Design

The Banham Lectures : Essays on Designing the Future

Berg, 2009

Book chapter

...An interesting thing happened at a conference on gender and design that was held at the City University of New York (CUNY) in November 1995. I am writing this essay in 2008, more than a decade after I gave the Banham Lecture...

Aesthetic Perception

Harry Francis Mallgrave

Harry Francis Mallgrave is an architect, scholar and editor and distinguished Professor Emeritus of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology, USA. He is the author of over 15 books, the recipient of the Alice Davis Hitchcock Award, and is an Honorable Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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From Object to Experience : The New Culture of Architectural Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

Book chapter

...Neutra, Survival through Design, p. 118.It is in this more complex world, as we see it in the light of current organic research, that the coming designer must operate, not in the pure aesthetics of a bygone brand of speculation.For someone...

Tourist Geographies: Remapping Old Havana

Architecture and Tourism : Perception, Performance and Place

Berg, 2004

Book chapter

...A Souvenir On a recent trip to Havana I sat with a friend on the steps of the capitol. The building's dome, designed in 1929 to emulate that of Washington, DC, loomed behind us. We sat motionless for a few moments as an itinerant...

An Unknown Object of Four Dimensions

The Banham Lectures : Essays on Designing the Future

Berg, 2009

Book chapter

...Editor’s note: What follows is a typotranslation by Richard Hamilton and Ecke Bonk of Marcel Duchamp’s notes in the infinitive translated from the French by Jackie Matisse, Richard Hamilton and Ecke Bonk. The talk was not written...

The Interior: Television, Gaming, and New Media

The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...The author would like to thank Andrew Milligan of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, University of Dundee, for his assistance in the Big Brother section of this paper. Introduction This chapter is set in six scenes...

Buildering, urban interventions and public sculpture

Cities Interrupted : Visual Culture and Urban Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...‘Buildering,’ the act of unauthorized urban climbing without ropes, harnesses, or other ‘modern’ support, is a contemporary interruptive urban cultural practice, closely related to parkour, but with a distinct history and offering distinct...

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

Book chapter

...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

The Missed Encounter of Radical Philosophy with Architecture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...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...

Sound, memory and interruption: ghosts of London’s M11 link road

Cities Interrupted : Visual Culture and Urban Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...This chapter considers how art can interrupt the times and spaces of urban development so they might be imagined, experienced, and understood differently. It focuses on the construction of the M11 Link Road through north-east London during...