Architecture: The Subject is Matter


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The aim of this book is to expand the subject and matter of architecture, and to explore their interdependence. There are now many architectures. This book acknowledges architecture far beyond the familiar boundaries of the discipline and reassesses the object at its centre: the building. Architectural matter is not always physical or building fabric. It is whatever architecture is made of, whether words, bricks, blood cells, sounds or pixels. The fifteen chapters are divided into three sections - on buildings, spaces and bodies - which each deal with a particular understanding of architecture and architectural matter.
The richness and diversity of subjects and materials discussed in this book locates architecture firmly in the world as a whole, not just the domain of architects. In stating that architecture is far more than the work of architects, this book aims not to deny the importance of architects in the production of architecture but to see their role in more balanced terms and to acknowledge other architectural producers. Architecture can, for example, be found in the incisions of a surgeon, the instructions of a choreographer or the movements of a user. Architecture can be made of anything and by anyone.

Title: Architecture: The Subject is Matter

Author: Hill, Jonathan, Jeremy Till, Sarah, Wigglesworth, Katherine Shonfield, Niall, McLaughlin, Martin Richman, David J. Gunkel, dunne& Raby, David Sibley, Ian Borden, Jane Rendell , Pamela Wells, Katerina,ruedi Ray, Lesley Naa Morle Lokko, Mark Dorrian, et al

Categories: Architecture,

Publisher: Routledge: 2001

ISBN Number: 0415235464

ISBN Number 13: 9780415235464

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Fine

Type: Architecture

Seller ID: 143951

Description: Book is in excellent condition. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. 254 pages.

Keywords: Hill, Jonathan, Jeremy Till, Sarah, Wigglesworth, Katherine Shonfield, Niall, McLaughlin, Martin Richman, David J. Gunkel, dunne& Raby, David Sibley, Ian Borden, Jane Rendell , Pamela Wells, Katerina, ruedi Ray, Lesley Naa Morle Lokko, Mark Dorrian, et al.,