The Building, Hardback Book


For nearly fifty years "the building" has primarily been viewed as a means rather than an end within architectural history and theory.

This volume presents an alternative to that trend by reconceiving it as a central discursive category in its own right.

Contributors-including architects and academics from world-renowned institutions-offer insightful discussions of key architectural structures conceived in Europe, Asia, and the U.S.A. over the last three decades. In doing so they propel architectural thinking's importance as a domain of knowledge.

Further, in exploring those structures through a number of questions both intra- and meta-disciplinary, this book suggests ways in which buildings can trigger conceptual frameworks whose influence extends well beyond architecture.

A balanced text-to-image ratio caters to readers in both practice and academia.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 416 pages, 244 Illustrations, unspecified
  • Publisher: Lars Muller Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Architectural structure & design
  • ISBN: 9783037784983



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