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White night before a manifesto

The Architect as Worker : Immaterial Labor, the Creative Class, and the Politics of Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...This text, written in 2008 and reprinted here, is a prescient meditation on the immaterial nature of modern capital and its social consequences, specifically with regard to the role of the enlightened creative profession vis-à-vis...


Roberto Bottazzi

Roberto Bottazzi is an architect, researcher, and educator based in London. He is Research Co-ordinator, Master Tutor, and Master Lecturer at the Royal College of Art, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Digital Architecture Beyond Computers : Fragments of a Cultural History of Computational Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

Book chapter

...Introduction A discussion on morphing and contouring techniques will bring us to the very core of CAD tools. Not only because most software packages have such or similar commands, but also because contouring and morphing tools have at some...

Dutch Reconstructed Monuments in Review

Authentic Reconstruction : Authenticity, Architecture and the Built Heritage

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Built heritage has had a peculiar position in the Netherlands in comparison to other European countries. Until 1961 a legal framework for statutory protection was lacking but, from 1918, a State Committee and a State Office has been...

A Question of Proportion

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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Stripes, Grids and Checks

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Introduction There has been much scholarly debate on the use of systems of proportion in ancient times and their value to practitioners. Systems of proportion are aimed at creating ‘a sense of order’ (...

The Low Countries, 1000–1430

Elizabeth den Hartog

Elizabeth den Hartog lectures in medieval art and architecture at the University of Leiden (LUCAS: Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society), The Netherlands. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

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...The Low Countries is a coastal region constituted primarily by today’s Netherlands, Belgium and parts of northern France. During the Middle Ages, it formed no political unity. Much of the Netherlands was part of the Holy Roman Empire...

How to Study Ecology of Practice

Albena Yaneva

Albena Yaneva is Professor in Architectural Theory at the University of Manchester, UK, Director of the Manchester Architecture Research Centre, UK and Visiting Professor at the Princeton School of Architecture, USA. She is the author of Mapping Controversies in Architecture (2012), The Making of a Building: A Pragmatist Approach to Architecture (2009), and Made by the Office for Metropolitan Design: An Ethnography of Design (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Five Ways to Make Architecture Political : An Introduction to the Politics of Design Practice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The past decade has seen a renewal of attention towards the practice of architecture and we have witnessed its evolution from the Architects and Firms of Judith Blau (1984) and The Story of Practice of Dana Cuff (1992) to recent studies...

The creation of civic identity in post-war corporate architecture: Marcel Breuer’s Bijenkorf in Rotterdam, 1953–1957

Shopping Towns Europe : Commercial Collectivity and the Architecture of the Shopping Centre, 1945–1975

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...When the ‘Magazijn De Bijenkorf’ in Rotterdam The Bijenkorf in Rotterdam was the third branch of the Dutch department store to open after the company’s flagship store in Amsterdam in 1909 and a store in The Hague, which opened...