Architecture

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All That Is Solid Melts Into Air: The Experience of Modernity
Berman, Marshall
Book
1982
Berman examines the clash of classes, histories, and clutures in the modern world, and ponders our prospects for coming to terms with the relationship between a liberating social and philosophical ide...
Architecture for People
Mikellides, Byron (ed.)
Book
1980
A book of possible solutions for the problems of modern architecture.
The Canadian City
Gerecke, Kent
Book
1991
Based on the belief that a healthy city life is possible, this volume collects articles, stories and histories about the city and its people, covering aspects such as human and social relations, art a...
Manufactured Landscapes
Baichwal, Jennifer
Film
2006
Photographer Edward Burtynsky travels the world observing changes in landscapes due to industrial work and manufacturing.
Museums, Art and the Rackets: Against The Current vol. 121
Rabinowitz, Paula
Article
2006
In the late 1990s when it appeared that the laws of capitalism had been suspended temporarily and wealth could be accrued purely on speculation, the New York Times began an annual full-section report ...
Stolen Continents: The "New World" Through Indian Eyes
Wright, Ronald
Book
1992
A history of the Americas through Native eyes.
The Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream
Duany, Andres; Plater-Zyberk; Elizabeth, Speck, Jeff
Book
2000
The choice is ours: either a society of homogeneous pieces, isolated from one another in often fortified enclaves, or a society of diverse and memorable neighbourhoods, organized into mutually support...

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Bureau of Public Secrets
Articles from a Situationist perspective.
Preservation Institute
Today, most people recognize that modernization and growth can harm the natural environment. The Preservation Institute believes that modernization also damages the social environment - that many of o...

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The City in History
Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects
Mumford, Lewis
1961
Beginning with an interpretation of the origin and nature of the city, Mumford follows the city's development from Egypt and Mesopotamia through Greece, Rome, and the Middle Ages to the modern world.
Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Curl, James Stevens
1999
Over 6,000 entries and over 250 illustrations covering every period of Western architectural history.
The Edifice Complex
Sudjic, Deyan
2005
How Buildings Work
The Natural Order of Architecture
Allen, Edward
1980
The basic principles of a residential and office "building" are explained: how and why buildings stand up, how they age, why they die, internal designs. All with hundreds of illustrations.
The politics of display
The redesign of the Ashmolean in Oxford provides a chance to reflect on how we understand the meaning of collections
Hall, James
2009
The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford is the oldest museum in Britain, founded in 1693. The institution has grown, thanks to a new postmodern building by architect Rick Mather. The open concept design of the...