Resistant City Histories Maps And The Architecture Of Development

This vivid book is an inquiry into the stagnation between the development of architectural practice and the progress in urban modernization.

Resistant City  Histories  Maps And The Architecture Of Development

Author: Eunice Mei Feng Seng

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9811211701

Page: 364

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This vivid book is an inquiry into the stagnation between the development of architectural practice and the progress in urban modernization. It is about islands as territories of resistance. It is about dense places where multitudes dwell in perennial contestations with the city on every front. It is about the histories, tactics and spaces of everyday survival within the hegemonic sway of global capital and unstoppable development. It is preoccupied with making visible the culture of resistance and architecture's entanglement with it. It is about urban resilience. It is about Hong Kong, where uncertainty is status quo.This interdisciplinary volume explores real and invented places and identities that are created in tandem with Hong Kong's urban development. Mapping contested spaces in the territory, it visualizes the energies and tenacity of the people as manifest in their daily life, social and professional networks and the urban spaces in which they inhabit. Embodying the multifaceted nature of the Asian metropolis, the book utilizes a combination of archival materials, public data sources, field observations and documentation, analytical drawings, models, and maps.Related Link(s)

The Architecture of Phantasmagoria

The concept of phantasmagoria has pride of place in their study; using it as an all-embracing explanatory framework, they explore its meanings as a critical category to understand the culture, and the architecture, of the contemporary city.

The Architecture of Phantasmagoria

Author: LIBERO. LAHIJI ANDREOTTI (NADIR.)

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781138601512

Page: 222

View: 377

In a time of mass-mediated modernity, the city becomes, almost by definition, a constitutively �mediated� city. Today, more than ever before, the omnipresence of media in every sphere of culture is creating a new urban ontology, saturating, fracturing, and exacerbating the manifold experience of city life. The authors describe this condition as one of 'hyper-mediation' � a qualitatively new phase in the city�s historical evolution. The concept of phantasmagoria has pride of place in their study; using it as an all-embracing explanatory framework, they explore its meanings as a critical category to understand the culture, and the architecture, of the contemporary city. Andreotti and Lahiji argue that any account of architecture that does not include understanding the role and function of media and its impact on the city in the present �tele-technological-capitalist� society is fundamentally flawed and incomplete. Their approach moves from Walter Benjamin, through the concepts of phantasmagoria and of media � as theorized also by Theodor Adorno, Siegfried Kracauer, and a new generation of contemporary critics � towards a new socio-critical and aesthetic analysis of the mediated space of the contemporary city.

The Architecture of Art History

Clark has nothing to say about these images, as for him they reinforce the messages of the architecture (the city as safe and ordered, the city as spectacle ...

The Architecture of Art History

Author: Mark Crinson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350020923

Page: 184

View: 227

What is the place of architecture in the history of art? Why has it been at times central to the discipline, and at other times seemingly so marginal? What is its place now? Many disciplines have a stake in the history of architecture – sociology, anthropology, human geography, to name a few. This book deals with perhaps the most influential tradition of all – art history – examining how the relation between the disciplines of art history and architectural history has waxed and waned over the last one hundred and fifty years. In this highly original study, Mark Crinson and Richard J. Williams point to a decline in the importance attributed to the role of architecture in art history over the last century – which has happened without crisis or self-reflection. The book explores the problem in relation to key art historical approaches, from formalism, to feminism, to the social history of art, and in key institutions from the Museum of Modern Art, to the journal October. Among the key thinkers explored are Banham, Baxandall, Giedion, Panofsky, Pevsner, Pollock, Riegl, Rowe, Steinberg, Wittkower and Wölfflin. The book will provoke debate on the historiography and present state of the discipline of art history, and it makes a powerful case for the reconsideration of architecture.

The Architecture of Jefferson Country

The city's first directory, published in 1888, listed five private schools, ... A city directory listing "G. W. Spooner & Son, Architect and Builder" ...

The Architecture of Jefferson Country

Author: K. Edward Lay

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813918855

Page: 362

View: 242

The great architectural significance of Albemarle County and Charlottesville, Virginia, rests, not surprisingly, on the continuing influence of Thomas Jefferson. Not only did Jefferson design the State Capitol in Richmond, his home Monticello, his country retreat Poplar Forest, and the University of Virginia; after his death, master builders continued to construct important examples of Jeffersonian classicism in Albemarle County and beyond. But what is less well known are the many important examples of other architectural idioms built in this Piedmont Virginia county, many by nationally renowned architects. At the turn of the twentieth century, the renewed interest of wealthy clients in eclectic architectural styles attracted some of the finest Beaux Arts architects in the country to the Charlottesville area. Grand new buildings complemented and competed with the Jeffersonian models of a hundred years earlier. In addition, throughout its history Albemarle County has seen construction of a great variety of public architectural landmarks: mills and churches, movie theaters and hospitals, gas stations and taverns. For many years K. Edward Lay has been teaching, guiding tours of, and writing about this rich architectural legacy. Here at last is his definitive treatment of a topic that has been his life's work, presented in an elegantly illustrated volume. Following a general introduction by John S. Salmon, Lay divides his book into six chronological chapters: "The Georgian Period," "Thomas Jefferson and His Builders," "The Roman Revival (1800-1830)," "The Greek Revival (1830-1860)," "Beyond the Classical Revival," and "The Eclectic Era (1890-1939)." He discusses over 800 buildings, from a Sears house to grand estates, the Abell-Gleason house and the Albemarle County Jail to Wavertree Hall and Zion Baptist Church, with 26 color photographs and 369 black-and-white illustrations complementing his text. A final chapter discusses the University of Virginia. Maps of the area allow readers and visitors to trace the locations of individual buildings and to recognize trends of settlement and construction in the area. As an elegant giftbook or reference, The Architecture of Jefferson Country gives architects, historians, visitors, and residents an unprecedented view of the wealth of buildings in Charlottesville and Albemarle County.

The City and the Architecture of Change

Presenting a broad selection of projects covering a twenty-fi ve-year period, this book provides an overview of cedric Price s work for the fi rst time."

The City and the Architecture of Change

Author: Tanja Herdt

Publisher: Park Publishing (WI)

ISBN: 9783038600459

Page: 208

View: 264

Presenting a broad selection of projects covering a twenty-fi ve-year period, this book provides an overview of cedric Price s work for the fi rst time."

The Architecture of Paris

Foreword How to use this guide The Architecture of Paris does not set out to be a comprehensive survey of the city's buildings , but is rather a careful ...

The Architecture of Paris

Author: Andrew Ayers

Publisher: Edition Axel Menges

ISBN: 9783930698967

Page: 415

View: 325

Over 300 buildings of the last 2000 years are presented.

The Architecture of Community

The book contains descriptions and images of the author’s built and unbuilt projects, including the Krier House and Tower in Seaside, Florida, as well as the town of Poundbury in England.

The Architecture of Community

Author: Leon Krier

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610911245

Page: 496

View: 820

Leon Krier is one of the best-known—and most provocative—architects and urban theoreticians in the world. Until now, however, his ideas have circulated mostly among a professional audience of architects, city planners, and academics. In The Architecture of Community, Krier has reconsidered and expanded writing from his 1998 book Architecture: Choice or Fate. Here he refines and updates his thinking on the making of sustainable, humane, and attractive villages, towns, and cities. The book includes drawings, diagrams, and photographs of his built works, which have not been widely seen until now. With three new chapters, The Architecture of Community provides a contemporary road map for designing or completing today’s fragmented communities. Illustrated throughout with Krier’s original drawings, The Architecture of Community explains his theories on classical and vernacular urbanism and architecture, while providing practical design guidelines for creating livable towns. The book contains descriptions and images of the author’s built and unbuilt projects, including the Krier House and Tower in Seaside, Florida, as well as the town of Poundbury in England. Commissioned by the Prince of Wales in 1988, Krier’s design for Poundbury in Dorset has become a reference model for ecological planning and building that can meet contemporary needs.

The Architecture of Edwin Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew

Twentieth Century Architecture, Pioneer Modernism and the Tropics Iain Jackson, ... through the building sites located throughout the rest of the city.

The Architecture of Edwin Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew

Author: Iain Jackson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131704486X

Page: 406

View: 135

Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew were pioneers of Modern Architecture in Britain and its former colonies from the late 1920s through to the early 1970s. As a barometer of twentieth century architecture, their work traces the major cultural developments of that century from the development of modernism, its spread into the late-colonial arena and finally, to its re-evaluation that resulted in a more expressive, formalist approach in the post-war era. This book thoroughly examines Fry and Drew's highly influential 'Tropical Architecture' in West Africa and India, whilst also discussing their British work, such as their post World War II projects for the Festival of Britain, Harlow New Town, Pilkington Brothers’ Headquarters and Coychurch Crematorium. It highlights the collaborative nature of Fry and Drew's work, including schemes undertaken with Elizabeth Denby, Walter Gropius, Denys Lasdun, Pierre Jeanneret and Le Corbusier. Positioning their architecture, writing and educational endeavours within a wider context, this book illustrates the significant artistic and cultural contributions made by Fry and Drew throughout their lengthy careers.

Urban Transformations and the Architecture of Additions

Rossi setoutin hisbook TheArchitecture and theCity,a completely new wayof thinking aboutthecity.In direct opposition to the modernist rejection ofthepast,he ...

Urban Transformations and the Architecture of Additions

Author: Rodrigo Perez de Arce

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317621212

Page: 116

View: 690

Rodrigo Perez de Arce's essay Urban Transformations and Architectural Additions was published during the formative stages of Post Modernism, at the point where theory was becoming seriously established. Jencks' first essays formalising the term Post Modernism in architecture and the revised Learning from Las Vegas were published the previous year. In planning terms, modernism had become associated with comprehensive redevelopment and forms of urban organisation that ignored context, history and any sense of tradition. De Arce considered the essential nature of buildings and the richness of historic urban form and explored how robust that essence was over time. He looked at the value of essential remnants and rich complexities in maintaining a sense of continuity and relevance. Having explored the adaptation process in history, de Arce went on to see how such a process might be simulated in contemporary cities with modern buildings, using additions and layers to change them from objects in infinite windswept space to being part of a rich urban fabric which described urban place. To do this he used concrete examples; housing schemes by James Stirling, new government centres in Chandigrah and Dacca and more prosaic 60's housing blocks. The paper had a fundamental influence on the way that architects and planners thought about the nature of cities: as dynamic organisms that were tangible to human beings, completely opposite to the systems thinking of the time. It contributed to ideas about the importance of street, place and city block which influenced so much recent regeneration practice. As we enter a phase of development where the reuse and adaptation of existing buildings is becoming paramount from both an economic and sustainable point of view, Perez de Arce's paper gives important insights into how to think about the process positively.

The Architecture of Oppression

administration for the city. While Jewish members of the architectural administration as well as high-profile Weimar era specialists like Wagner were ...

The Architecture of Oppression

Author: Paul B. Jaskot

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134594615

Page: 216

View: 182

This book re-evaluates the architectural history of Nazi Germany and looks at the development of the forced-labour concentration camp system. Through an analysis of such major Nazi building projects as the Nuremberg Party Rally Grounds and the rebuilding of Berlin, Jaskot ties together the development of the German building economy, state architectural goals and the rise of the SS as a political and economic force. As a result, The Architecture of Oppression contributes to our understanding of the conjunction of culture and politics in the Nazi period as well as the agency of architects and SS administrators in enabling this process.

Breathing Cities

This book examines the impact of movement in the city, describing urban environments not in terms of static structures such as buildings and roads, but in terms of the movement of people, cars, ideas and money.

Breathing Cities

Author: Princeton Architectural Press

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN:

Page: 127

View: 655

Every morning the world's major cities see the influx of millions of people, and every evening the same cities see an exodus. This book examines the impact of movement in the city, describing urban environments not in terms of static structures such as buildings and roads, but in terms of the movement of people, cars, ideas and money. It takes a visual approach to the topic: in a series of specially commissioned projects, photographers Martyn Rose and Takashi Homma and artists Langlands & Bell and Nathan Coley explore the extraordinary breathing phenomenon. Architectural scholars such as Mark Cousins and the architecture practice Foreign Office and philosopher, Simon Glendinning, debate the possibilities which emerge. In collaboration with August, London.

The Architecture of Address

But the poem also seeks , as it talks back to the evangelist , to expand the sense of the city beyond whatever it is in the evangelist's mind to this ...

The Architecture of Address

Author: Jake Adam York

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415970587

Page: 220

View: 959

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Architecture of Rome

An Architectural History in 400 Individual Presentations Professor of Transnational ... Medieval Rome lay mainly to the south of the old city centre , and ...

The Architecture of Rome

Author: Professor of Transnational Private and European Business Law European University Institute Florence and Professor of Private Law Business Law and Legal Theory Stefan Grundmann

Publisher: Edition Axel Menges

ISBN: 9783930698608

Page: 381

View: 949

Architects and artists have always acknowledged over the centuries that Rome is rightly called the 'eternal city'. Rome is eternal above all because it was always young, always 'in its prime'. Here the buildings that defined the West appeared over more than 2000 years, here the history of European architecture was written. The foundations were laid even in ancient Roman times, when the first attempts were made to design interiors and thus make space open to experience as something physical. And at that time the Roman architects also started to develop building types that are still valid today, thus creating the cornerstone of later Western architecture. In it Rome's primacy remained unbroken -- whether it was with old St Peter's as the first medieval basilica or new St. Peter's as the building in which Bramante and Michelangelo developed the High Renaissance, or with works by Bernini and Borromini whose rich and lucid spatial forms were to shape Baroque as far as Vienna, Bohemia and Lower Franconia, and also with Modern buildings, of which there are many unexpected pearls to be found in Rome. All this is comprehensible only if it is presented historically, i. e. in chronological sequence, and so the guide has not been arranged topographically as usual but chronologically.This means that one is not led in random sequence from a Baroque building to an ancient or a modern one, but the historical development is followed successively. Every epoch is preceded by an introduction that identifies its key features. This produces a continuous, lavishly illustrated history of the architecture of Rome -- and thus at the same time of the whole of the West. Practical handling is guaranteed by an alphabetical index and detailed maps, whose information does not just immediately illustrate the historical picture, but also makes it possible to choose a personal route through history.