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It is a major challenge to write the history of post-WWII architectural theory without boiling it down to a few defining paradigms. An impressive anthologising effort during the 1990s charted architectural theory mostly via the various theoretical frameworks employed, such as critical theory, critical regionalism, deconstructivism, and pragmatism. Yet the intellectual contours of what constitutes architectural theory have been constantly in flux. It is therefore paramount to ask what kind of knowledge has become important in the recent history of architectural theory and how the resulting figure of knowledge sets the conditions for the actual arguments made. The contributions in this volume focus on institutional, geographical, rhetorical, and other conditioning factors. They thus screen the unspoken rules of engagement that postwar architectural theory ascribed to.

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  1. Cover Page
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  1. Title Page
  2. p. iii
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 5-7
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  1. Introduction: The Shifting Contours of Postwar Architectural Theory
  2. Sebastiaan Loosen, Rajesh Heynickx, and Hilde Heynen
  3. pp. 9-28
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  1. SECTION 1. Modernism and its Discontents
  1. Meaning and Effect: Revisiting Semiotics in Architecture
  2. André Loeckx and Hilde Heynen
  3. pp. 31-62
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  1. A Voice from the Margins: Robin Boyd and 1960s Architecture Culture
  2. Philip Goad
  3. pp. 63-80
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  1. Contaminations: Art, Architecture, and the Critical Vision of Lara-Vinca Masini
  2. Peter Lang
  3. pp. 81-100
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  1. Architecture Becomes Programming: Invisible Technicians, Printouts, and Situated Theories in the 1960s
  2. Matthew Allen
  3. pp. 101-126
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  1. Troubled Dialogues: Intellectuality at a Crossroads at the Carrefour de l’Europe in Brussels
  2. Sebastiaan Loosen
  3. pp. 127-142
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  1. SECTION 2. Projects of Theory
  1. Institutionalized Critique? On the Re(birth) of Architectural Theory after Modernism: ETH and MIT Compared
  2. Ole W. Fischer
  3. pp. 145-160
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  1. Thinking Architecture, its Theory and History: A Case Study about Melvin Charney
  2. Louis Martin
  3. pp. 161-180
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  1. Dirtying the Real: Liane Lefaivre and the Architectural Stalemate with Emerging Realities
  2. Andrew Toland
  3. pp. 181-194
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  1. Between Making and Acting: The Inherent Ambivalence of Arendtian Architectural Theory
  2. Paul Holmquist
  3. pp. 195-210
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  1. Critical Regionalism: A not so Critical Theory
  2. Carmen Popescu
  3. pp. 211-224
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  1. SECTION 3. The Misuses of History
  1. The Historiographical Invention of the Soviet Avant-Garde: Cultural Politics and the Return of the Lost Project
  2. Ricardo Ruivo
  3. pp. 227-242
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  1. Effete, Effeminate, Feminist: Feminizing Architecture Theory
  2. Sandra Kaji-O’Grady
  3. pp. 243-254
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  1. Anthologizing Post-Structuralism: Architecture Écriture, Gender, and Subjectivity
  2. Karen Burns
  3. pp. 255-268
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  1. Consequences of Pragmatism: A Retrospect on “The Pragmatist Imagination”
  2. Joan Ockman
  3. pp. 269-298
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  1. Coda: A Discipline in the Making
  2. Hilde Heynen
  3. pp. 299-314
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  1. About the Authors
  2. pp. 315-320
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789461663221
Related ISBN
9789462702240
MARC Record
OCLC
1198213733
Launched on MUSE
2020-10-21
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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