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As a specific form of architecture, the school is an amalgam of its function and its history. Though recognizable across cultures, the schoolhouse nevertheless retains the distinctive markings of different nations and eras. School is the first book to examine this institutional buildings modern growth on a global scale. 

Ian Grosvenor and Catherine Burke demonstrate how school buildings help organize and manipulate time and space for teachers and students, using methods ranging from bells to lines to lesson plans. They reveal the ways in which schools, by their actual physical situation—surrounded by swathes of green or butting up against other urban structures, in neighborhoods stratified by class or segregated by race—make clear their place in society as fragmented sites of cultural memory and creation.

The authors further consider how new technologies and continuing globalization will inevitably force us to rethink our notions of school—and school buildings. In the twenty-first century, these shifts represent a radically new context for education. School will provide stimulating reading for anyone interested in this extraordinary evolution of architecture and education.

About the Author

Ian Grosvenor is professor of urban educational history at the University of Birmingham and Catherine Burke is a senior lecturer in education at the University of Cambridge.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781861893024
Author:
Burke, Catherine
Publisher:
Reaktion Books
Author:
Grosvenor, Ian
Subject:
Public, Commercial, or Industrial Buildings
Subject:
History - Specific Styles
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Buildings - Public, Commercial & Industrial
Subject:
Architecture-Types
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Reaktion Books - Objekt
Publication Date:
20080631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
19 color plates, 78 halftones
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.4 x 6 in

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