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Prelude: The Ways in Which We Write

Jane Rendell

Jane Rendell is Reader in Architecture and Art and Director of Architectural Research at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University Collage London. She is the author of 'The Pursuit of Pleasure: Gender, Space and Architecture in Regency London' (Athlone Press, 2002) and co-editor of 'Strangely Familiar: Narratives of Architecture and the City' (Routledge, 1995), 'Gender Space Architecture: An Interdisciplinary Introduction' (Routledge, 1999), 'Intersections: Architectural Histories and Critical Theories' (Routledge, 2000) and 'The Unknown City: Contesting Architecture and Social Space' (MIT Press, 2000). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Writing Architectures : Ficto-Critical Approaches

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Architecture WritingWriting Architecture‘Writing’ is both a noun and a verb, but ‘architecture’ is only a noun; it doesn’t exist as a verb.As both a noun and a verb, ‘writing’ can team up with adjectives and adverbs.Architectural...

Construction (and Connection)

Writing Architectures : Ficto-Critical Approaches

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...This chapter is a kind of critique of what a building site is, and thus of what architecture does. But it’s also a careful description of events and an argument about the way we imagine construction as concrete, real and ‘factual’, when...

Postmodernism

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Graeme Brooker

Graeme Brooker is Professor and Head of Interior Design at the Royal College of Art, London. He has taught Interior Architecture and Design at the University of Brighton, University of Wales Institute Cardiff and Manchester Metropolitan University. Between 2013 and 2015 He was the Head of the Department of Fashion and Interiors at Middlesex University, London. He has been a visiting professor at institutions across Europe, the Far East and America. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sally Stone

Sally Stone is an academic, writer and designer. She is the leader of the college of Continuity in Architecture, an Atelier for post-graduate teaching and research based in Manchester School of Architecture, UK, where she also leads the MA Architecture and Heritage course. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Interior Architecture and Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2009

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... P Postmodernism 193 The antithesis of and reaction to modernism, postmodernism rejects high-modernist culture in architecture, art and society in general and it attempts to reimpose a sense of historicism on design. It uses a process...

In Which Robert Smithson Visits Christchurch: Ficto-criticism and the Field Trip

Writing Architectures : Ficto-Critical Approaches

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Prologue What if Robert Smithson were to visit Christchurch? Nearly fifty years after his iconic field trip to his childhood home of Passaic, New Jersey, in 1967,Robert Smithson, ‘The Monuments of Passaic’, ArtForum, (December 1967...

Ornament and Decoration

The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...In the lobby of the Brooklyn Museum hangs a giant equestrian portrait in an elaborate gilt frame. Kehinde Wiley’s Napoleon Leading the Army over the Alps (2005; Fig. 86) riffs on a celebrated painting by Jacques-Louis David that two...

Incompossible Constructions of an Island Paradise

Hélène Frichot

Hélène Frichot is Professor in Critical Studies in Architecture, KTH School of Architecture, Stockholm Sweden. Her research examines the transdisciplinary field between architecture and philosophy, while her first discipline is architecture, she holds a PhD in philosophy from the University of Sydney (2004). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Writing Architectures : Ficto-Critical Approaches

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Concurrent with a fleeting journey up the eastern seaboard of Queensland, Australia, toward the holiday destination of Fraser Island – known by the indigenous Butchulla peoples as K’Gari or Paradise or ‘a beautiful place’ – I venture...

Hiroshima: Notes on the Expanded Field

Writing Architectures : Ficto-Critical Approaches

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Kenzaburo Oe, Hiroshima Notes, trans. David L. Swain and Toshi Yonezawa (New York: Grove Books, 1996).Travellers are, almost without exception, unnatural and irresponsible.Gertrude Stein, Tender Buttons: The Corrected Centennial Edition. ed...

Waking Ideas from Their Sleep: An Introduction to Ficto-critical Writing in and of Architecture

Hélène Frichot

Hélène Frichot is Professor in Critical Studies in Architecture, KTH School of Architecture, Stockholm Sweden. Her research examines the transdisciplinary field between architecture and philosophy, while her first discipline is architecture, she holds a PhD in philosophy from the University of Sydney (2004). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Naomi Stead

Naomi Stead is Professor of Architecture and Head of the Department of Architecture at Monash University (Australia). Her research interests lie in architecture’s cultures of re/production, mediation, and reception. She was the leader of the ARC Linkage project ‘Equity and Diversity in the Australian Architecture Profession: Women, Work and Leadership,’ which led to the co-founding (with Justine Clark and others) of Parlour, an Australian activist group advocating for greater gender equity in architecture. Stead is a widely published architecture critic, having written more than fifty commissioned feature and review articles in professional magazines over the past decade. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Writing Architectures : Ficto-Critical Approaches

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Architects and fiction writers share much the same ambition: to imagine new worlds into being. Whether situated in the past, present or future, or layered as complex spatio-temporal strata, architects and writers of fiction describe...

Boredom in Domus

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

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...In April 1980, Domus, number 605, delved into boredom. Under the direction of Alessandro Mendini, the “Forum” section of the Italian magazine presented short entries by artists and intellectuals. The voices of Hermann Grosser, Fulvio Irace,...

Modern History and Interior Design

The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...From the Victorian era on, the modern dominates the history of interior design. The modern began as a dismissive label for contemporary interiors, then became the style of mainstream interior design, which in turn came under critical...