An anthology of the pivotal theoretical texts that have defined architecture culture in the late twentieth century.In the discussion of architecture, there is a prevailing sentiment that, since 1968, cultural production in its traditional sense can no longer be understood to rise spontaneously, as a matter of social course, but must now be constructed through ever self conscious theoretical procedures The development of interpretive modes of various stripes post structuralist, Marxian, phenomenological, psychoanalytic, as well as others dissenting or eccentric has given scholars a range of tools for rethinking architecture in relation to other fields and for reasserting architectures general importance in intellectual discourse.This anthology presents forty seven of the primary texts of architecture theory, introducing each with an explication of the concepts and categories necessary for its understanding and evaluation It also presents twelve documents of projects or events that had major theoretical repercussions for the period Several of the essays appear here in English for the first time.ContributorsDiana Agrest, Stanford Anderson, Archizoom, George Baird, Jennifer Bloomer, Massimo Cacciari, Jean Louis Cohen, Beatriz Colomina, Alan Colquhoun, Maurice Culot, Jacques Derrida, Ignasi de Sol Morales, Peter Eisenman, Robin Evans, Michel Foucault, Kenneth Frampton, Mario Gandelsonas, Frank Gehry, J rgen Habermas, John Hejduk, Denis Hollier, Bernard Huet, Catherine Ingraham, Fredric Jameson, Charles A Jencks, Jeffrey Kipnis, Fred Koetter, Rem Koolhaas, Leon Krier, Sanford Kwinter, Henri Lefebvre, Daniel Libeskind, Mary McLeod, Alberto P rez G mez, Jos Quetglas, Aldo Rossi, Colin Rowe, Massimo Scolari, Denise Scott Brown, Robert Segrest, Jorge Silvetti, Robert Somol, Martin Steinmann, Robert A M Stern, James Stirling, Manfredo Tafuri, Georges Teyssot, Bernard Tschumi, Anthony Vidler, Paul Virilio, Mark Wigley...
|Title||:||Architecture Theory since 1968|
|Publisher||:||The MIT Press February 28, 2000|
|Number of Pages||:||824 pages|
|File Size||:||599 KB|
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Architecture Theory since 1968 Reviews
I'm a graduate student in architecture, and for a theory course we read selections from this book, and two other similar theory anthologies, Kate Nesbitt's "Theorizing a New Agenda for Architecture," and Niel Leach's "Rethinking Architecture." All books attempt to do roughly the same thing, and I have to say the Hays (this one) was the one I got the least out of.
I praise Michael Hayes for his succinct and accurate notation and massive inter-article references. This text is the bible of a discipline that ostensibly began in the twentieth century, as self-conscious writing began to absorb architecture as a theme or subject.
I expect this book to be in the line of Programs and Manifestoes on 20th Century Architecture by Ulrich Conrad but I found that this book is much heavier both literally and theoretically. While Conrad's book is easy to read and full of practical design ideologies, this book, on the other hand, ventures into deep philosophical territory, granted not all of the essays are such. The books also features architectural drawings or photos or "projects" sometimes accompanied by the architect's comments or thoughts of which I found very refreshing.
A very good compilation of texts that one must go through if Theory of Architecture is your thing. Must be in your book shelf.
A bit of a tough read though.
The book was delivered faster than I thought, the book was as it was described.
Save your money.
This is a great book for students and professionals alike. As a collogue once said, "A Hayes book is like buying a greatest hits CD, all the good things are there". Hayes compilation saves time by retrieving the most influential articles since 1968 and places them in one place, most with a preface to the article. Must have for any student. Pages are also east to underline and annotate in the margins.