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Dynamic of the general intellect

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The Intellectual, the Merchant, and the Warrior have been the main characters of the fable that we call Modernity. The Merchant and the Warrior have repeatedly tried to subsume the Intellectual, and have generally succeeded, partly because...

Materials and Dematerialization

The Banham Lectures : Essays on Designing the Future

Berg, 2009

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...I have always held Banham and his work in great esteem. This is the transcript of the lecture given at the V&A Museum, London, on 28 February 1992. During the 1950s and 1960s, he...

Transformation of Compositional Frameworks

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

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...Introduction The intention of this penultimate chapter is to illustrate the results of a procedure to transform grid structures into forms of potential value to practitioners. Various types of grid, based on well-known classes...


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

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...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...

Shadows of the Unconscious

Stephen Kite

Stephen Kite is Professor of Architecture at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, UK. His previous publications include Building Ruskin’s Italy: Watching Architecture (2012), Adrian Stokes: An Architectonic Eye (2009), and An Architecture of Invitation: Colin St John Wilson (2005, co-authored with Sarah Menin). He is an Editor of the journal Architectural Research Quarterly. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shadow-Makers : A Cultural History of Shadows in Architecture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...This chapter returns to Venice, sometimes looking at buildings of the early Renaissance, sometimes at those of the twentieth century, but consistently through a lens that only became possible in the latter period – that of Freudian...

Imitating Critique, or the Problematic Legacy of the Venice School

The Missed Encounter of Radical Philosophy with Architecture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Among those instances in which architectural culture attended to the invitations (and demands) of radical philosophy, few exceed in impact the translation enacted by Manfredo Tafuri of a Trontian critica dell’ideologia...