My basket contains:

0 items £0.00

View Basket

£55.00

Add to basket
Price in Euros €77.47
Price in USD $86.17
Select your currency
Calculated price

FREE UK Postage for online orders over £60

Terms and conditions apply

The Dissolution of Place: Architecture, Identity, and the Body

Shelton Waldrep

  • Format: Book

  • Pages: 200

  • Publisher: Ashgate

  • Date Published: Jan 2013

  • Stock Code: 79982

  • ISBN: 9781409417682

  • Binding: Hardback

Average Rating: Be the first to rate this product!
Your Rating:
Total rating: 0 out of 5
Total votes: 0

Description

Postmodern architecture - with its return to ornamentality, historical quotation, and low-culture kitsch - has long been seen as a critical and popular anodyne to the worst aspects of modernist architecture: glass boxes built in urban locales as so many interchangeable, generic anti-architectural cubes and slabs. This book extends this debate beyond the modernist/postmodernist rivalry to situate postmodernism as an already superseded concept that has been upended by deconstructionist and virtual architecture as well as the continued turn toward the use of theming in much new public and corporate space. It investigates architecture on the margins of postmodernism - those places where both architecture and postmodernism begin to break down and to reveal new forms and new relationships. The book examines in detail not only a wide range of architectural phenomena such as theme parks, casinos, specific modernist and postmodernist buildings, but also interrogates architecture in relation to identity, specifically Native American and gay male identities, as they are reflected in new notions of the built environment. In dealing specifically with the intersection between postmodern architecture and virtual and filmic definitions of space, as well as with theming, and gender and racial identities, this book provides provides ground-breaking insights not only into postmodern architecture, but into spatial thinking in general.

Post a Review

You need to be logged in to post a review

Customers Who Bought This Also Bought



CDM 2015: A Practical Guide for Architects and DesignersExtract is available for this book

CDM 2015: A Practical Guide for Architects and Designers

This is the designer’s essential guide to implementing the new CDM 2015 regulations. It provides both a straightforward overview of the key... (more)

£25.00

Add to basket
The Dissolution of Place: Architecture, Identity, and the Body CDM 2015: A Practical Guide for Architects and Designers

CDM 2015: A Practical Guide for Architects and DesignersExtract is available for this book

CDM 2015: A Practical Guide for Architects and Designers

This is the designer’s essential guide to implementing the new CDM 2015 regulations. It provides both a straightforward overview of the key... (more)

£25.00

Add to basket
The Dissolution of Place: Architecture, Identity, and the Body CDM 2015: A Practical Guide for Architects and Designers

Health, Safety and Environment Test for Managers and Professionals: GT 200/15

Health, Safety and Environment Test for Managers and Professionals: GT 200/15

This product contains everything you need to know to book, prepare for and sit the Health, safety and environment test for managers and... (more)

£10.95

Add to basket
The Dissolution of Place: Architecture, Identity, and the Body Health, Safety and Environment Test for Managers and Professionals: GT 200/15

Health, Safety and Environment Test for Operatives and Specialists: GT 100/15

Health, Safety and Environment Test for Operatives and Specialists: GT 100/15

This product contains everything you need to know to book, prepare for and sit the Health, safety and environment test for operatives or... (more)

£10.95

Add to basket
The Dissolution of Place: Architecture, Identity, and the Body Health, Safety and Environment Test for Operatives and Specialists: GT 100/15

Recently Viewed