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What is Architecture?: An Essay on Landscapes, Buildings, and Machines #2020

What is Architecture An Essay on Landscapes Buildings and Machines British architect and critic Paul Shepheard is a fresh new voice in current postmodern debates about the history and meaning of architecture In this wonderfully unorthodox quasi novelistic essay comp

  • Title: What is Architecture?: An Essay on Landscapes, Buildings, and Machines
  • Author: Paul Shepheard
  • ISBN: 9780262691666
  • Page: 442
  • Format: Paperback
  • What is Architecture?: An Essay on Landscapes, Buildings, and Machines By Paul Shepheard, British architect and critic Paul Shepheard is a fresh new voice in current postmodern debates about the history and meaning of architecture In this wonderfully unorthodox quasi novelistic essay, complete with characters and dialogue but no plot , Shepheard draws a boundary around the subject of architecture, describing its place in art and technology, its place in histoBritish architect and critic Paul Shepheard is a fresh new voice in current postmodern debates about the history and meaning of architecture In this wonderfully unorthodox quasi novelistic essay, complete with characters and dialogue but no plot , Shepheard draws a boundary around the subject of architecture, describing its place in art and technology, its place in history, and its place in our lives now At a time when it is fashionable to say that architecture is everything from philosophy to science to art to theory Shepheard boldly and irreverently sets limits to the subject, so that we may talk about architecture for what it is He takes strong positions, names the causes of the problems, and tells us how bad things are and how they can get better.Along the way he marshals some unlikely but plausible witnesses who testify about the current state of architecture Instead of the usual claims or complaints by the usual suspects, these observations are of an altogether different order Constructed as a series of fables, many of them politically incorrect, What is Architecture is a refreshing meditation on the options, hopes, possibilities, and failures of shelter in society.

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    1. I picked up this book because of the provocative title and I generally trust the MIT Press imprint I give it one star for being short Had it been longer, I would have docked that star.The prose is lyrical, as some other reviewers have noted But it also sounds like your professor got drunk at a party or worse, before lecture and then rambled for 90 minutes If you were stuck at a party next to someone spouting like this, would you be looking around for your exit strategy Excerpt from page 115 Land [...]

    2. A brilliant engrossing introduction to architecture It made Architecture accessible and understandable to me at the early stages of university I remember being touched by a line about the how the skyline of a city is telling of it s inhabitants ideals and aspirations.

    3. it is fun to be wordy and write your brains out onto paper There is some cohesion and egomania issues with this book, but it is dreamy and theoretical and I tend to like that.

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