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Blunting and Jading

Christian Parreno

Christian Parreno is Assistant Professor of History and Theory of Architecture at Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador. He holds a PhD from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norway. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Boredom, Architecture, and Spatial Experience

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021

Book chapter

...This chapter is a revision of “Boredom and Space: Blunting and Jading as the Causes of Change in Architecture.” The Journal of Architecture, 20:5, 831–8, October 2015, DOI: 10.1080/13602365.2015.1092461. With the permission of Taylor &...

The Autonomy of Theory: Tendenzen – Neuere Architektur im Tessin, ETH Zurich, 1975

Irina Davidovici

Irina Davidovici is a Romanian-British architect and historian based in Zurich, where she lectures and co-ordinates the doctoral programme at the gta Institute for History and Theory of Architecture, ETH Zurich. Davidovici is the author of Forms of Practice: German-Swiss Architecture 1980–2000 (2012 and 2nd expanded edition 2018) and editor of Colquhounery. Alan Colquhoun from Bricolage to Myth (AA Publications, 2015). Her articles have been published in AA Files, ARCH+, Casabella, OASE, Joelho, Project Journal, Werk, Bauen + Wohnen and Archithese. She has recently obtained her Habilitation with the thesis Collective Grounds: Housing Estates in the European City, 1865–1934. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Architecture Thinking across Boundaries : Knowledge Transfers since the 1960s

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021

Book chapter

...The exhibition Tendenzen: Neuere Architektur im Tessin (Zurich 1975) signalled the emergence of Ticinese architecture on the international scene, while unintentionally cementing its association with the Italian Tendenza. In particular...

Lying Figures

Chris L. Smith

Chris L. Smith is Associate Professor of Architectural Design and Technê, The University of Sydney, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bare Architecture : A Schizoanalysis

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...There is a painting by Francis Bacon that I’ve been spending far too much time with – though this statement is not entirely accurate. Rather, I’ve been spending too much time with a postcard reproduction of the painting. The postcard...

The Indiscernible

Chris L. Smith

Chris L. Smith is Associate Professor of Architectural Design and Technê, The University of Sydney, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bare Architecture : A Schizoanalysis

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...There are two versions of the story of Orpheus. I imagine this means there are two Orpheuses. One Orpheus unfolds in the poetry of Ovid’s Metamorphoses and follows the pattern of Virgil’s Georgics.Virgil, ‘Book IV: Bee-Keeping...

Towards a Tectonics of Devised Performance: Experiments in Interdisciplinary Learning/Teaching

Juliet Rufford

Juliet Rufford is Lecturer in Drama, Theatre and Performance at the Department of Drama, Queen Mary, University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Performing Architectures : Projects, Practices, Pedagogies

Methuen Drama, 2018

Book chapter

...Productions at the limit of literature, at the limit of music, at the limit of any discipline, often inform us about the state of that discipline, its paradoxes and its contradictions. Questioning limits is a means of determining the nature...

Revelatory earth

Ross Anderson

Dr Ross Anderson is Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Modern Architecture and the Sacred : Religious Legacies and Spiritual Renewal

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book chapter

...This chapter provides an account of the important yet undervalued role that the modern Swiss scenographer Adolphe Appia (1862–1928) played in the development of twentieth-century aesthetics, particularly in regard to what might be spoken...

Adam Sharr

Is there an Object Oriented Architecture? : Engaging Graham Harman

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Book chapter

...3.1 Adam Sharr, The Circus, the Canon and a House with One Wall Drawings of Christian Kerez’s House with One Wall. Drawn by Adam Sharr. Introduction Graham Harman’s book Circus Philosophicus – billed in the cover blurb...

Stability and Continuity: West Germany and the Alpine Countries

Miles Glendinning

Miles Glendinning is Professor of Architectural Conservation at the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of Edinburgh, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mass Housing : Modern Architecture and State Power – a Global History

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021

Book chapter

...Many Western European welfare states took a low-key, oblique approach to social housing – an approach exemplified in West Germany, Switzerland and Austria, whose postwar mass housing combined significant commitment of state resources...

Romantic Kunstreligion and the search for the sacred in modern architecture

Modern Architecture and the Sacred : Religious Legacies and Spiritual Renewal

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book chapter

...‘The temples remained sacred to the eye, when the gods had long become ridiculous’, Friedrich Schiller wrote in 1795. Friedrich Schiller, ‘Über die ästhetische Erziehung des Menschen in einer Reihe von Briefen’ (1795), in Schiller, Werke...