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Category: Styles: Modernist & Bauhaus|
The author of the book: Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative
Edition: University of Pittsburgh Press
Date of issue: 28 Apr 2012
Format files: Epub, PDF
The size of the: 2.80 MB
City - Country: Pittsburgh PA, United States
Full description of the book Governing by Design : Architecture, Economy and Politics in the Twentieth Century:"Governing by Design" offers a unique perspective on twentieth-century architectural history. It disputes the primacy placed on individuals in the design and planning process and instead looks to the larger influences of politics, culture, economics, and globalization to uncover the roots of how our built environment evolves.In these chapters, historians offer their analysis on design as a vehicle for power and as a mediator of social currents. Power is defined through a variety of forms: modernization, obsolescence, technology, capital, ergonomics, biopolitics, and others. The chapters explore the diffusion of power through the establishment of norms and networks PDF that frame human conduct, action, identity, and design. They follow design as it functions through the body, in the home, and at the state and international level.Overall, Aggregate views the intersection of architecture with the human need for what Foucault termed governmentality societal rules, structures, repetition, and protocols as a way to provide security and tame risk. Here, the conjunction of power and the power of design reinforces governmentality and infuses a sense of social permanence despite the exceedingly fluid nature of societies and the disintegration of cultural memory in the modern era."
About the author Aggregate Architectural History CollaborativeAggregate (Architectural History Collaborative) is a group of ten scholars who five years ago commenced a collaborative discussion on the topics and the methods of architectural history. In workshops and in a formal colloquium, the members of Aggregate presented research and debated their disciplinary aims and concerns. While its membership remains housed within institutions of architecture and art history, the group commitment is to enriching architectural history by engaging with other fields and disciplines.
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