Architecture s Pretexts

The aim of this book is to expose readers to architecture’s pretexts that include literary narratives, film, theatre, painting, music, and ritual, as a bridge between diverse intellectual territories and architecture.

Author: Aarati Kanekar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317610016

Category: Architecture

Page: 172

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The aim of this book is to expose readers to architecture’s pretexts that include literary narratives, film, theatre, painting, music, and ritual, as a bridge between diverse intellectual territories and architecture. It introduces a selection of seminal modern and contemporary architectural projects, their situation within the built environment, and their intellectual and formal situation/context as pretexts and design paradigms. Connections between diverse bodies of information will be cultivated along with the ability to posit consequential relationships for the production of architecture. Architecture’s Pretexts seeks to cultivate a vision for architecture that sponsors operative links between the discipline of architecture and those outside of architecture. Exploring the works of various architects including Guiseppe Terragni, Peter Eisenman, Peter Zumthor, Perry Kulper and Smout Allen, and Rem Koolhaas, this book provides the framework to understanding architecture through the lens of art. Key concepts discussed are: allegories, diagrams, form, material, montage, movement, musical ratios, narrative sequence and representation. A valuable tool, with over 75 black and white illustrations, for students and professionals interested in interdisciplinary methods of design thinking.

Architecture s Pretexts

WarpedSpace: Art, Architecture, and Anxiety in Modern Culture.Cambridge, MA: MITPress, 2002. Virgil. Aeneid. Translatedby JohnDryden.

Author: Aarati Kanekar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317610008

Category: Architecture

Page: 172

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The aim of this book is to expose readers to architecture’s pretexts that include literary narratives, film, theatre, painting, music, and ritual, as a bridge between diverse intellectual territories and architecture. It introduces a selection of seminal modern and contemporary architectural projects, their situation within the built environment, and their intellectual and formal situation/context as pretexts and design paradigms. Connections between diverse bodies of information will be cultivated along with the ability to posit consequential relationships for the production of architecture. Architecture’s Pretexts seeks to cultivate a vision for architecture that sponsors operative links between the discipline of architecture and those outside of architecture. Exploring the works of various architects including Guiseppe Terragni, Peter Eisenman, Peter Zumthor, Perry Kulper and Smout Allen, and Rem Koolhaas, this book provides the framework to understanding architecture through the lens of art. Key concepts discussed are: allegories, diagrams, form, material, montage, movement, musical ratios, narrative sequence and representation. A valuable tool, with over 75 black and white illustrations, for students and professionals interested in interdisciplinary methods of design thinking.

Computer Vision ECCV 2020

We train each architecture from scratch on the pretext task and get its pretext task accuracy (e.g., the 4-way classification accuracy in the rotation task) ...

Author: Andrea Vedaldi

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030585484

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Considering Research

Reflecting Upon Current Themes in Architectural Research Architectural ... 2 CONSONANCE AND MIMESISAS LINGUISTIC PRETEXTS These architectures on water put ...

Author: Architectural Research Centers Consortium. Spring Conference

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1257321897

Category: Architecture

Page: 688

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"The premise of the conference was to assess the impact and relevance of contemporary paradigms in architectural research including substantial developments in technology, public consciousness and economic pressures."--Page 4 of printed paper wrapper.

Architecture is Just a Pretext

"Carnets is a research project initiated in 2017 by eight architecture students from the Università Iuav di Venezia, who at the time were dealing with the final stages of their studies.

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ISBN: 9788832050479

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

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Architecture and Science Fiction Film

SF here relies on the “alreadytextualized theory” of science as the fiction's pretext which then doubles as its pretext. As Philmus explains, The doubling ...

Author: David T. Fortin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351957465

Category: Architecture

Page: 250

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The home is one of our most enduring human paradoxes and is brought to light tellingly in science-fiction (SF) writing and film. However, while similarities and crossovers between architecture and SF have proliferated throughout the past century, the home is often overshadowed by the spectacle of 'otherness'. The study of the familiar (home) within the alien (SF) creates a unique cultural lens through which to reflect on our current architectural condition. SF has always been linked with alienation; however, the conditions of such alienation, and hence notions of home, have evidently changed. There is often a perceived comprehension of the familiar that atrophies the inquisitive and interpretive processes commonly activated when confronting the unfamiliar. Thus, by utilizing the estranging qualities of SF to look at a concept inherently linked to its perceived opposite - the home - a unique critical analysis with particular relevance for contemporary architecture is made possible.

Boredom Architecture and Spatial Experience

“The Architecture of Servitude and Boredom,” 114, 115, 118, 119. 38. ... and other pretexts for students' rebellion are pretexts only.

Author: Christian Parreno

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350148156

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

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Boredom is a ubiquitous feature of modern life. Endured by everyone, it is both cause and effect of modernity, and of situations, spaces and surroundings. As such, this book argues, boredom shares an intimate relationship with architecture-one that has been seldom explored in architectural history and theory. Boredom, Architecture, and Spatial Experience investigates that relationship, showing how an understanding of boredom affords us a new way of looking at and understanding the modern experience. It reconstructs a series of episodes in architectural history, from the 19th century to the present, to survey how boredom became a normalized component of the everyday, how it infiltrated into the production and reception of architecture, and how it serves to diagnose moments of crisis in the continuous transformations of the built environment. Erudite and innovative, the work moves deftly from architectural theory and philosophy to literature and psychology to make its case. Combining archival material, scholarly sources, and illuminating excerpts from conversations with practitioners and thinkers-including Charles Jencks, Rem Koolhaas, Sylvia Lavin, and Jorge Silvetti-it reveals the complexity and importance of boredom in architecture.

A Victorian Architectural Controversy

Mr. Glennie, who was staying in the house; and begged, on various pretexts, to be excused having his name in any way connected with that of my father.

Author: Ariyuki Kondo

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527543129

Category: Architecture

Page: 299

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Who was the bona fide architect of the New Houses of Parliament? Charles Barry (1795-1860), the winner of the Parliamentary competition, or Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812-52), the ‘ghost’ designer, a young Catholic architect and Gothic specialist? After both men died, the controversy over the actual architect of the Houses of Parliament was to become a matter of public dispute, largely stimulated by the directly-opposed claims published by the two men’s sons—the architect Edward Welby Pugin (1834-75) and Rev. Alfred Barry (1826-1910), an Anglican clergyman who later became the Bishop of Sydney. The writings of both sons, compiled here in a single volume, reveal to us the whole picture of the controversy over the real authorship of the grandest architectural monument of Victorian Britain and the feverish reactions to it of the nineteenth-century British public, which evince the Victorian democratization of artistic appreciation.



The Architectures of Childhood

Children, Modern Architecture and Reconstruction in Postwar England Roy Kozlovsky ... each age group being given intelligent pretexts for coming together.

Author: Roy Kozlovsky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317044657

Category: Architecture

Page: 292

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Between 1935 and 1959, the architecture of childhood was at the centre of architectural discourse in a way that is unique in architectural history. Some of the seminal projects of the period, such as the Secondary Modern School at Hunstanton by Peter and Alison Smithson, Le Corbusier’s Unité d’Habitation at Marseilles, or Aldo van Eyck’s playgrounds and orphanage, were designed for children; At CIAM, architects utilized photographs of children to present their visions for reconstruction. The unprecedented visibility of the child to architectural discourse during the period of reconstruction is the starting point for this interdisciplinary study of modern architecture under welfare state patronage. Focusing mainly on England, this book examines a series of innovative buildings and environments developed for children, such as the adventure playground, the Hertfordshire school, the reformed children hospital, Brutalist housing estates, and New Towns. It studies the methods employed by architects, child experts and policy makers to survey, assess and administer the physiological, emotional and developmental needs of the ’user’, the child. It identifies the new aesthetic and spatial order permeating the environments of childhood, based on endowing children with the agency and autonomy to create a self-regulating social order out of their own free will, while rendering their interiority and sociability observable and governable. By inserting the architectural object within a broader social and political context, The Architectures of Childhood situates post-war architecture within the welfare state’s project of governing the self, which most intensively targeted the citizen in the making, the children. Yet the emphasis on the utilization of architecture as an instrument of power does not reduce it into a mere document of social policy, as the author uncovers the surplus of meaning and richness of experience invested in these environments at the historical mom

Visioning Technologies

The Architectures of Sight Graham Cairns ... That said, for many artist-photographers, architecture and the urban landscape are pretexts for their personal ...

Author: Graham Cairns

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317001397

Category: Architecture

Page: 234

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Visioning Technologies brings together a collection of texts from leading theorists to examine how architecture has been, and is, reframed and restructured by the visual and theoretical frameworks introduced by different ‘technologies of sight’ – understood to include orthographic projection, perspective drawing, telescopic devices, photography, film and computer visualization, amongst others. Each chapter deals with its own area and historical period of expertise, organized sequentially to mark out and analyse the historical evolution of how architecture has been transformed by technologically induced shifts in human perception from the 15th century until today. This book underlines the way in which architectural forms and design processes have developed historically in conjunction with the systems of sight we manufacture technologically and suggests this continues today. Paradoxically, it is premised on the argument that these technological systems tend, in their initial formulations, to obtain ever greater realism in our visualizations of the physical world.

History of Architectural Theory

One senses that the Orders are being given new layers of meaning , which , however , only serve in their turn as pretexts for imaginative flights of ...

Author: Hanno-Walter Kruft

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568980102

Category: Architecture

Page: 706

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As the first comprehensive encyclopedic survey of Western architectural theory from Vitruvius to the present, this book is an essential resource for architects, students, teachers, historians, and theorists. Using only original sources, Kruft has undertaken the monumental task of researching, organizing, and analyzing the significant statements put forth by architectural theorists over the last two thousand years. The result is a text that is authoritative and complete, easy to read without being reductive.

Project of Crisis

Manfredo Tafuri and Contemporary Architecture Marco Biraghi ... 4 By making utopia a simple pretext , Stirling avoids making architecture itself a pretext .

Author: Marco Biraghi

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262519569

Category: Architecture

Page: 192

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An examination of the influential Italian architectural historian Manfredo Tafuri's historical construction of contemporary architecture.

What is Architecture

Even in the early 1970s, the work of the architectural school circles, ... of course, the grammar and syntax of the architecture's sign become pretexts for ...

Author: Andrew Ballantyne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136408770

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

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Architecture can influence the way we feel, and can help us along as we go about our lives, or sabotage our habitual ways of doing things. The essays collected here challenge, and help to define a view of architecture which ranges from the minimal domesticity of Diogenes' barrel, to the exuberant experiments of the contemporary avant-garde. There are essays by philosophers, architects and art historians, including Roger Scruton, Bernard Tschumi, Demetri Pophyrios, Kenneth Frampton, Diane Ghirardo and David Goldblatt.

Soviet Architectural Avant Gardes

One of the pretexts for closing the VHUTEIN included its supposed lack of technical instruction provided to the students, as they allegedly worked on ...

Author: Danilo Udovicki-Selb

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474299849

Category: Architecture

Page: 264

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Conventional readings of the history of Soviet art and architecture show modernist utopian aspirations as all but prohibited by 1932 under Stalin's totalitarianism. Soviet Architectural Avant-Gardes challenges that view. Radically redefining the historiography of the period, it reveals how the relationship between the Party and practicing architects was much more complex and contradictory than previously believed, and shows, in contrast to the conventional scholarly narrative, how the architectural avant-garde was able to persist at a time when it is widely considered to have been driven underground. In doing so, this book provides an essential perspective on how to analyse, evaluate, and “re-imagine” the history of modernist expression in its cultural context. It offers a new understanding of ways in which 20th century social revolutions and their totalitarian sequels inflected the discourse of both modernity and modernism. The book relies on close analyses of archival documents and architectural works. Many of the documents have been rarely – if ever – discussed in English before, while the architectural projects include iconic works such as the Palace of Soviets and the Soviet Pavilion at the Paris 1937 World Exposition, as well as remarkable works that until now have been neglected by architectural historians inside and outside Russia. In a fascinating final chapter, it also reveals for the first time the details of Frank Lloyd Wright's triumphant welcome at the First Congress of Soviet Architects in Moscow in 1937, at the height of Stalin's Terror.

Progressive Studio Pedagogy

Architecture's Pretexts: Spaces of Translation. New York: Routledge, 2015. Kepes, Gyorgy. Module, Proportion, Symmetry, Rhythm. Chicago: George Braziller ...

Author: Charlie Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000327655

Category: Architecture

Page: 134

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Progressive Studio Pedagogy provides guidance to educators in all design fields by questioning processes and assumptions about teaching and learning, utilising examples from architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design. Through a series of case studies, this book presents innovative approaches to learning and teaching in design studio. Traditionally, design education is perceived to be a process for acquiring skills and a site for developing creative potential. However, contemporary higher education is embracing issues that include widening participation, managing transition, and fostering independent learning and graduate employability. This book situates design learning within this varied context and offers insights into how to confront the challenge of facilitating learning through divergent contexts by presenting projects and courses that use a range of approaches that require students to think and act critically and evaluatively. Progressive Studio Pedagogy presents new practices that readers can adapt into their own creative education, making it an ideal read for those interested in teaching design.

The Production Sites of Architecture

Aarati Kanekar, Architecture's Pretexts: Spaces of Translation (New York, NY, and London: Routledge, 2015). Klaske Havik, Urban Literacy: Reading and ...

Author: Sophia Psarra

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351363328

Category: Architecture

Page: 236

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The Production Sites of Architecture examines the intimate link between material sites and meaning. It explores questions such as: how do spatial configurations produce meaning? What are alternative modes of knowledge production? How do these change our understanding of architectural knowledge? Featuring essays from an international range of scholars, the book accepts that everything about the production of architecture has social significance. It focuses on two areas: firstly, relationships of spatial configuration, form, order and classification; secondly, the interaction of architecture and these notions with other areas of knowledge, such as literature, inscriptions, interpretations, and theories of classification, ordering and invention. Moving beyond perspectives which divide architecture into either an aesthetic or practical art, the authors show how buildings are informed by intersections between site and content, space and idea, thought and materiality, architecture and imagination. Presenting illustrated case studies of works by architects and artists including Amale Andraos, Dan Wood, OMA, Koen Deprez and John Soane, The Production Sites of Architecture makes a major contribution to our understanding of architectural theory.

Text as Pretext

1-6; M. Chiat, 'First-Century Synagogue Architecture: Methodological Problems', in Gutmann (ed.), Ancient Synagogues, pp. 49-60; idem, Handbook of Synagogue ...

Author: Robert P. Carroll

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1850752958

Category: Religion

Page: 307

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This collection of essays in honour of Professor Robert Davidson celebrates a number of notable achievements of this outstanding Scottish churchman and scholar. It is published for the occasion of his sixty-fifth birthday, but it also marks his retirement from full-time university teaching and nods in the direction of his having been the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland (1990-91). The guiding principle governing this collection of essays is the notion of the Bible as the generator of other texts and cultural productions. The contributors are drawn from Davidson's wide range of colleagues and former students and focus on many different aspects of this generative force within the Bible itself and in materials related to it. Contributors include A.G. Auld, J.M.G. Barclay, E. Best, J.C.L. Gibson, W. Johnstone, H.A. McKay, J.K. Riches, and the editor, among others.

Bare Architecture

This discourse focuses on the autonomous object of architecture. ... world of objects.50 A pencil can be used to write or be used as a pretext for a walk.

Author: Chris L. Smith

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350015792

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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Bare Architecture: a schizoanalysis, is a poststructural exploration of the interface between architecture and the body. Chris L. Smith skilfully introduces and explains numerous concepts drawn from poststructural philosophy to explore the manner by which the architecture/body relation may be rethought in the 21st century. Multiple well-known figures in the discourses of poststructuralism are invoked: Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, Roland Barthes, Georges Bataille, Maurice Blanchot, Jorges Luis Borges and Michel Serres. These figures bring into view the philosophical frame in which the body is formulated. Alongside the philosophy, the architecture that Smith comes to refer to as 'bare architecture' is explored. Smith considers architecture as a complex construction and the book draws upon literature, art and music, to provide a critique of the limits, extents and opportunities for architecture itself. The book considers key works from the architects Douglas Darden, Georges Pingusson, Lacatan and Vassal, Carlo Scarpa, Peter Zumthor, Marco Casagrande and Sami Rintala and Raumlabor. Such works are engaged for their capacities to foster a rethinking of the relation between architecture and the body.