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Reconstructing architecture for the twenty-first century : an inquiry into the architect's world, Anthony Jackson

Label
Reconstructing architecture for the twenty-first century : an inquiry into the architect's world
Title
Reconstructing architecture for the twenty-first century
Title remainder
an inquiry into the architect's world
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Jackson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This volume is an eloquent and farsighted call for a new approach to thinking about, producing, and inhabiting architecture. Using a richly conceived architectural history as a means for analysing debates that reverberate throughout the arts and human sciences, Anthony Jackson examines the myths of the architectural profession and in so doing reveals how they have arisen out of particular relations of power in a world shifting from autocracy to democracy. Jackson exposes the inadequacies of old conceptions of architecture as embodying metaphysical properties, and of architects as the sole keepers of this esoteric knowledge. He challenges architects to acknowledge and celebrate building as an expression of the ideals and values of the broader-based classless communities to which they now belong. The less people are excluded from the design process, the more likely it is to be effective in bringing about a human-made environment which enriches the lives of its inhabitants. In examining intersecting ideas about myth, culture, class, and design, the author draws examples from a wide array of architectural styles, ranging from Classical to Post-Modern. The result is a work that is extraordinarily provocative and useful for architects, visual artists, cultural historians, and sociologists, as well as for supporters of all forms of participatory democracy
Cataloging source
CaOTU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1926-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jackson, Anthony
Dewey number
720
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA2500
LC item number
.J33 1995eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Architecture
  • ARCHITECTURE
  • ARCHITECTURE
  • ARCHITECTURE
  • ARCHITECTURE
  • ARCHITECTURE
  • Architecture
  • Bouwkunst
  • Architektur
  • Kultur
  • Architekt
  • Soziale Klasse
Label
Reconstructing architecture for the twenty-first century : an inquiry into the architect's world, Anthony Jackson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Problem -- 2. Myth and Architecture -- 3. Architecture and Culture -- 4. Culture and Class -- 5. Class and Architects -- 6. Architects and Design
Control code
244766373
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 224 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442679061
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt53mhz
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)244766373
Label
Reconstructing architecture for the twenty-first century : an inquiry into the architect's world, Anthony Jackson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Problem -- 2. Myth and Architecture -- 3. Architecture and Culture -- 4. Culture and Class -- 5. Class and Architects -- 6. Architects and Design
Control code
244766373
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 224 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442679061
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt53mhz
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)244766373

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