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Radical Infrastructure? A New Realism and Materialism in Philosophy and Architecture

The Missed Encounter of Radical Philosophy with Architecture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...One of the most notable developments in architectural thought over the past decade has been the ascendance of infrastructural concerns within the theory and practice of the discipline. Contemporary architecture has increasingly shifted its...

Craftsmanship and Quality in Artisanal Cheesemaking

Food and Architecture : At the Table

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...A few years ago, a wine shop opened in Cambridge, Massachusetts, featuring a cheese counter specializing in domestic artisanal wares. Walking into the shop one afternoon, I found the cheesemonger surrounded by co-workers seeking to learn...

Authenticating Dungeons, Whitewashing Castles: The Former Sites of the Slave Trade on the Ghanaian Coast

Architecture and Tourism : Perception, Performance and Place

Berg, 2004

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...For centuries, the castles and forts of coastal Ghana have been important sites of African-European contact and centers of cultural exchange. Built between 1482 and 1784 by rival European nations, these rare examples of late medieval...

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Richard Martin

Richard Martin writes about film, art and architecture. He lives in London, and currently teaches at King's College London and Tate Modern. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Architecture of David Lynch

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Simone de Beauvoir, America Day by Day , trans. Carol Cosman (London: Phoenix, 1999), p. 168. By travelling in America, I’m not distanced from it. No dream of rootedness challenges the giddy...

Terroir and Architecture

Food and Architecture : At the Table

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Building, food and time Since primordial times, food and shelter have been of the utmost priorities for humans. Our ancestors selected the locations of their settlements based on the availability of food, and in at least one...

Enclosed by Images

The Banham Lectures : Essays on Designing the Future

Berg, 2009

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...I I am very honoured by your invitation to give the Reyner Banham memorial lecture. Honoured and moved, since Banham occupies a very important place in my formation as an architectural...

“Uglying Out”: Shag Carpet and the Twists of Popular Taste

Archi.Pop : Mediating Architecture in Popular Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...If you grew up in the United States during the 1960s or 1970s there is a distinct chance you learned to crawl on shag carpet (see Figure 2.1). Baby photos may show you adrift on a surface of avocado or sea foam shag that blurs out of focus...

Hetero-Architecture: The Style of ‘Whatever’ in Art, Architecture and Fashion

The Missed Encounter of Radical Philosophy with Architecture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Introduction Charles Jencks was already well-known as an architectural theorist when he came to write Heteropolis: Los Angeles, The Riots and the Strange Beauty of Hetero-Architecture in 1993. As early as 1977 he had written...

A Paper Atlantis

The Banham Lectures : Essays on Designing the Future

Berg, 2009

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...Few travellers to America in the twentieth century were as enthusiastic or observant as Reyner Banham. And few recognized as fully as he did how much perceptions could be mediated by images seen before one had entered the United States...

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Archi.Pop : Mediating Architecture in Popular Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Special thanks are owed to Mike Babcock, Aaron Gensler, Jen Grosso, Pete Levins, Anna Mascorella, Whitten Overby, and Donny Silberman. This volume addresses the mediation of architecture by popular culture. We all know that buildings...