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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...

“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...

Ugly America and Architecture on the Highway: A Time-Life View of the 1950s and 1960s

Archi.Pop : Mediating Architecture in Popular Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...For more than four decades in the middle of the twentieth century, Life served as a “show-book of the world,” in the words of publisher Henry Luce, who launched the magazine in 1936 as a pictorial compliment to Time, the successful...

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...

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....

Cincinnati case study

Tony Fry

Tony Fry is Director of the sustainment consultancy Team D/E/S and Professor of Design, Griffith University, Queensland College of Art. He is also author of Design Futuring: Sustainability, Ethics and New Practice (Berg, 2008) and Design as Politics (Berg, 2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Remaking Cities : An Introduction to Urban Metrofitting

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...How is it possible to find a starting point to commence metrofitting? The answer is that there are many and that they are all circumstantially determined. For many cities in economically advanced nations with repairable problems of ‘the...

Sustenance and Sustainability in Higher Education

Food and Architecture : At the Table

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Introduction In the campus dining experience immortalized by Harry Potter movies, a strict spatial and temporal order connected the students and faculty with the design and furnishings of the great hall. Food and drink consumed...