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A&C Black

English - 324 pages - ISBN-10: 0826464092 - ISBN-13: 9780826464095

1/5 by 52 votes


Architecture Theory is a comprehensive and groundbreaking one volume overview of, and introduction to, contemporary critical discourse in architecture. In bringing critical theory and Continental philosophy to bear upon architecture, it provides a solid framework for a fully up-to-date theory of architecture, one that reflects the latest developments and concerns. The book is divided into four sections—groundwork; constructing the "individual"; pluralities; instrumentality—each covering a core theme in contemporary architecture theory. In each section an introductory essay by Andrew Ballantyne provides valuable context, exposition, and analysis. This is followed by a selection of writings on architecture and other related cultural concerns from major contemporary thinkers, including Zvizvek, Irigaray, Lefebvre, Lyotard, Kristeva, Nancy, Virilio, Deleuze, and Negri.

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Sarah Ivan

Could not let the book down Sure not a literary master piece, but as one of the reviewers stated, it will keep you turning the pages.

Zoey Cunningham

Exciting to read and hard to put down

Michelle Tremblay

Good book

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