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Introduction

Albena Yaneva

Albena Yaneva is Professor in Architectural Theory at the University of Manchester, UK, Director of the Manchester Architecture Research Centre, UK and Visiting Professor at the Princeton School of Architecture, USA. She is the author of Mapping Controversies in Architecture (2012), The Making of a Building: A Pragmatist Approach to Architecture (2009), and Made by the Office for Metropolitan Design: An Ethnography of Design (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Five Ways to Make Architecture Political : An Introduction to the Politics of Design Practice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...What is left from the classic parables of architecture and social control? What is the best story we tell to illustrate the political effects of architecture and building technologies? How can we better demonstrate how buildings get...

The Path of Reconstruction of the City of L’Aquila after the Earthquake of 2009

Authentic Reconstruction : Authenticity, Architecture and the Built Heritage

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...From emergency to reconstruction On the path from emergency to reconstruction following natural disaster there is a well-established sequence of activities to be carried out on the way to normality and socio-economic recovery. The phases...

Dutch Reconstructed Monuments in Review

Authentic Reconstruction : Authenticity, Architecture and the Built Heritage

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Built heritage has had a peculiar position in the Netherlands in comparison to other European countries. Until 1961 a legal framework for statutory protection was lacking but, from 1918, a State Committee and a State Office has been...

Interrupting New York: slowness and the High Line

Christoph Lindner

Christoph Lindner is Professor of Media and Culture at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where he writes about cities, globalization, and visual culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cities Interrupted : Visual Culture and Urban Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...This chapter examines the history and design of the High Line, a new and highly popular linear park on Manhattan’s West Side involving the creative greening of abandoned elevated railway tracks. It argues that the park’s revivification...

Traditional Rebuilding in Germany after the Second World War

Authentic Reconstruction : Authenticity, Architecture and the Built Heritage

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The German-initiated Second World War left the centres of the majority of German cities largely or all but entirely destroyed. What was to be done with them? Take the destruction as an opportunity or even as manifest destiny and build new...

The Future of Post-Civil War Reconstruction: Lessons from Spain

Authentic Reconstruction : Authenticity, Architecture and the Built Heritage

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Introduction The main lesson one may draw from the case of contemporary Spain with regard to post-war reconstruction is the long-term, deep challenges posed by a civil war followed by an exclusionary regime, which not only exerted physical...

Conclusion

Albena Yaneva

Albena Yaneva is Professor in Architectural Theory at the University of Manchester, UK, Director of the Manchester Architecture Research Centre, UK and Visiting Professor at the Princeton School of Architecture, USA. She is the author of Mapping Controversies in Architecture (2012), The Making of a Building: A Pragmatist Approach to Architecture (2009), and Made by the Office for Metropolitan Design: An Ethnography of Design (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Five Ways to Make Architecture Political : An Introduction to the Politics of Design Practice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Dragons and gold Medieval alchemistry has always enchanted me; at least as long as architecture. One particular book, The Alchemistry as a Phenomenon of the Culture of Middle Ages (1979), by Vadim Rabinovitch, has changed profoundly...

Reconstruction of Historic Monuments in Poland after the Second World War – the Case of Warsaw

Authentic Reconstruction : Authenticity, Architecture and the Built Heritage

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Introduction There is a long list of towns and cities in Europe that were damaged or virtually destroyed during the Second World War. While many were destroyed more or less by accident and chance, the situation for Polish towns, especially...

Post-conflict Urban Reconstruction of Bazaars in Gjakova and Peja, Kosovo

Authentic Reconstruction : Authenticity, Architecture and the Built Heritage

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Introduction Kosovo is the youngest European country, originating from former Yugoslavia following armed conflict in 1999 and a declaration of independence on 17 February 2008. Located in South-East Europe, this land-locked zone of 10,908...

Local Level Preservation and Exclusion: Traditional Elites

Denise Lawrence-Zúñiga

Denise Lawrence-Zuniga is Professor of Architecture and a sociocultural anthropologist at the College of Environmental Design, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Protecting Suburban America : Gentrification, Advocacy, and the Historic Imaginary

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The likelihood of a city adopting historic preservation legislation, or even having an interest in its architectural past, is more often than not the result of local residents’ advocacy efforts. During the late nineteenth and early...