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The Unknown City takes its place in the emerging architectural literature that looks beyond design process and buildings to discover new ways of looking at the urban experience. A multistranded contemplation of the notion of "knowing a place," it is about both the existence and the possibilities of architecture and the city.An important inspiration for the book is the work of Henri Lefebvre, in particular his ideas on space as a historical production. Many of the essays also draw on the social critique and tactics of the Situationist movement. The international gathering of contributors includes art, architectural, and urban historians and theorists; urban geographers; architects, artists, and filmmakers; and literary and cultural theorists. The essays range from abstract considerations of spatial production and representation to such concrete examples of urban domination as video surveillance and Regency London as the site of male pleasure.Although many of the essays are driven by social, cultural, and urban theory, they also tell real stories about real places. Each piece is in some way a critique of capitalism and a thought experiment about how designers and city dwellers working together can shape the cities of tomorrow.

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A look beyond design process and buildings aimed at discovering new ways of looking at the urban experience.

Synopsis:

This work seeks to look beyond design process to discover new ways of looking at the urban experience. It ranges from abstract considerations of spatial production and representation to concrete examples of urban domination as video surveillance and Regency London as the site of male pleasure.

Synopsis:

Although many of the essays are driven by social, cultural, and urban theory, they also tell real stories about real places. Each piece is in some way a critique of capitalism and a thought experiment about how designers and city dwellers working together can shape the cities of tomorrow.

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new ways of looking at the urban experience.

About the Author

Iain Borden is Director of the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.Joe Kerr is Head of the Department of Critical and Historical Studies, Royal College of Art, London.Jane Rendell is Lecturer in Architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.Alicia Pivaro is former Director of the RIBA Architecture Gallery in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262523356
Editor:
Borden, Iain
Editor:
Rendell, Jane
Editor:
Kerr, Joe
Editor:
Borden, Iain
Editor:
Rendell, Jane
Author:
Kerr, Joe
Author:
Pivaro, Alicia
Author:
Rendell, Jane
Author:
Borden, Iain
Editor:
Kerr, Joe
Publisher:
Mit Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
Planning
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
Architecture and society
Subject:
General Architecture
Subject:
Architecture -- Human factors.
Subject:
Architecture-Urban Planning
Subject:
ARCHITECTURE / Reference
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
The Unknown City
Publication Date:
20020831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
562
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in

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