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Rethinking Architecture: Reader in Cultural Theory

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This volume brings together core writings on architecture by key philosophers and cultural theorists of the 20th century. Issues around the built environment are increasingly central to the study of the social sciences and humanities. The essays offer perspectives on the questions of architecture and rethinks many of the accepted tenets of architectural theory from a broad ...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published March 6th 1997 by Routledge (first published October 24th 1996)
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Jason bailey
Oct 05, 2007 rated it it was amazing
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A very well prepared text that eclipes the boundries of typical architectural thought. The collections of essays outside the field of architecture allow insight to those without direct architectural training. The text reveals the intertextual nature of the world of architecture while challenging the architect to question the meaning of the architect as creator.
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Dec 27, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Excellent review of five major trends in contemporary architectural discourse: Modernism, Post-Modernism, Structuralism, Post-Structuralism, and Feminism.

The fact that it's a survey and I can remember the categories it covers a year after finishing speaks well of it.
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