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Theorizing a New Agenda for Architecture: An Anthology of Architectural Theory 1965-1995

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Theorizing a New Agenda for Architecture: An Anthology of ArchitecturalTheory collects in a single volume the most significant essays on architectural theory of the last thirty years.

A dynamic period of reexamination of the discipline, the postmodern eraproduced widely divergent and radical viewpoints on issues of making, meaning, history, and the city. Among the paradigms presented arearchitectural postmodernism, phenomenology, semiotics, poststructuralism, deconstruction, and feminism.

By gathering these influential articles from a vast array of books and journals into a comprehensive anthology, Kate Nesbitt has created a resource of great value. Indispensable to professors and students of architecture and architectural theory, Theorizing a New Agenda also serves practitioners and the general public, as Nesbitt provides an overview, a thematic structure, and a critical introduction to each essay.

The list of authors in Theorizing a New Agenda reads like a "Who's Who" of contemporary architectural thought: Tadao Ando, Giulio Carlo Argan, Alan Colquhoun, Jacques Derrida, Peter Eisenman, Marco Frascari, Kenneth Frampton, Diane Ghirardo, Vittorio Gregotti, Karsten Harries, Rem Koolhaas, Christian Norberg-Schulz, Aldo Rossi, Colin Rowe, Thomas Schumacher, Ignasi de Sol-Morales Rubi, Bernard Tschumi, Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, and Anthony Vidler. A bibliography and notes on all the contributors are also included.

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A collection of 51 significant essays on architectural theory of the last 30 years, presenting perspectives including architectural postmodernism, phenomenology, semiotics, post-structuralism, deconstruction, and feminism. Offers an introductory overview, a thematic structure, and a critical introduction to each essay. For students and practitioners of architecture and architectural theory.
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Synopsis:

A collection of 51 significant essays on architectural theory of the last 30 years, presenting perspectives including architectural postmodernism, phenomenology, semiotics, post-structuralism, deconstruction, and feminism. Offers an introductory overview, a thematic structure, and a critical introdu

Synopsis:

Theorizing a New Agenda for Architecture collects the most significant essays on architectural theory of the last thirty years. Among the paradigms presented are architectural postmodernism, phenomenology, semiotics, poststructuralism, and deconstruction. Nesbitt provides an overview, a thematic structure, and a critical introduction to each essay.<P>"This is a thorough and comprehensive introduction to a small but challenging field of intellectual endeavor". — Colin Davies, Architects' Journal

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 585-590) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781568980546
Editor:
Nesbitt, Kate
Publisher:
Princeton Architectural Press
Editor:
Nesbitt, Kate
Author:
Nesbitt, Kate
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Planning
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
Arts, fine
Subject:
Architecture, modern
Subject:
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century.
Subject:
Architecture-Urban Planning
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
This Gift Editi
Series Volume:
103-383
Publication Date:
19960331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.28x6.20x1.52 in. 2.57 lbs.
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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"Synopsis" by , A collection of 51 significant essays on architectural theory of the last 30 years, presenting perspectives including architectural postmodernism, phenomenology, semiotics, post-structuralism, deconstruction, and feminism. Offers an introductory overview, a thematic structure, and a critical introdu
"Synopsis" by , Theorizing a New Agenda for Architecture collects the most significant essays on architectural theory of the last thirty years. Among the paradigms presented are architectural postmodernism, phenomenology, semiotics, poststructuralism, and deconstruction. Nesbitt provides an overview, a thematic structure, and a critical introduction to each essay.<P>"This is a thorough and comprehensive introduction to a small but challenging field of intellectual endeavor". — Colin Davies, Architects' Journal
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