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For nearly fifty years, the building has primarily been understood as a means rather than an end within architectural history and theory. This volume presents an alternative to that trend by reconceiving the building as a central discursive category in its own right. Contributors, including academics and architects from world-renowned institutions, aim to recast architectural design thinking as a domain of knowledge by turning the object into a primary concern. As a result, The Building offers insightful discussions of key architectural structures conceived in Europe, Asia, and the U.S.A. over the last three decades. In exploring these structures through a number of meta-disciplinary questions, this book suggests ways in which buildings can trigger conceptual frameworks whose influence extends well beyond architecture. A balanced text-to-image ratio caters to a variety of readers in both practice and academia.
Number of Pages: 414
Publisher: Prestel Pub
Street Date: December 14, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-40-1483
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