Framing Places : Mediating Power in Built Form, Paperback Book

Framing Places : Mediating Power in Built Form Paperback

Part of the Architext series

Description

Framing Places is an account of the nexus between place and power, investigating how the built forms of architecture and urban design act as mediators of social practices of power.

Explored through a range of theories and case studies, this examination shows how lives are 'framed' within the clusters of rooms, buildings, streets and cities.

These silent framings of everyday life also mediate practices of coercion, seduction and authorization as architects and urban designers engage with the articulation of dreams; imagining and constructing a 'better' future in someone's interest. This second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to include a look at the recent Grollo Tower development in Melbourne and a critique on Euralille, a new quarter development in Northern France.

The book draws from a broad range of methodology including:analysis of spatial structurediscourse analysisphenomenology.

These approaches are woven together through a series of narratives on specific cities - Berlin, Beijing and Bangkok - and global building types including the corporate tower, shopping mall, domestic house and enclave.

Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 242 pages, 15 Line drawings, black and white; 52 Halftones, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Theory of architecture
  • ISBN: 9780415416351

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