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Architecture of Thought

Architecture of Thought

Andrzej Piotrowski

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673049
eISBN:
9781452945835
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673049.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

This book maps and conceptually explores material practices of the past, showing how physical artifacts and visual environments manifest culturally rooted modes of thought and participate in the most ... More

The City as CampusUrbanism and Higher Education in Chicago

The City as Campus: Urbanism and Higher Education in Chicago

Sharon Haar

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665648
eISBN:
9781452946528
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665648.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

We are witnessing an explosion of universities and campuses nationwide, and urban schools play an important role in shaping the cities outside their walls. This book uses Chicago as a case study to ... More

The City, RevisitedUrban Theory from Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York

The City, Revisited: Urban Theory from Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York

Dennis R. Judd and Dick Simpson (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665754
eISBN:
9781452946559
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665754.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

The chapters in this book trace an intellectual history that begins in 1925 with the publication of the influential classic The City, engaging in a spirited debate about whether the major theories of ... More

The Folklore of the FreewayRace and Revolt in the Modernist City

The Folklore of the Freeway: Race and Revolt in the Modernist City

Eric Avila

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680726
eISBN:
9781452947860
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680726.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

The Folklore of the Freeway provides an alternative history of highway construction in urban America, emphasizing the cultural politics of fighting freeways in the inner city. Using the methods of ... More

Henri Lefebvre on SpaceArchitecture, Urban Research, and the Production of Theory

Henri Lefebvre on Space: Architecture, Urban Research, and the Production of Theory

Lukasz Stanek

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816666164
eISBN:
9781452946658
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816666164.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

This book frames a contextual appreciation of Henri Lefebvre’s idea that space is a social product. The book explicitly confronts both the philosophical and the empirical foundations of Lefebvre’s ... More

The Rule of LogisticsWalmart and the Architecture of Fulfillment

The Rule of Logistics: Walmart and the Architecture of Fulfillment

Jesse LeCavalier

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816693313
eISBN:
9781452955360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693313.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

The Rule of Logistics examines how Walmart, the largest company on the planet, depends its success on its vast networks of buildings and the logistical systems that connect them. For Walmart, ... More

Suzanne LacySpaces Between

Suzanne Lacy: Spaces Between

Sharon Irish

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816660957
eISBN:
9781452946276
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816660957.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

Often controversial and sometimes even shocking to audiences, the work of California-based artist Suzanne Lacy has challenged viewers and participants with personal accounts of traumatic events, ... More

Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment

Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment

Henri Lefebvre

Lukasz Stanek (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677191
eISBN:
9781452948126
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677191.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

The French Marxist philosopher and sociologist Henri Lefebvre meditates on the relationship between jouissance, space, and architecture. Commissioned as a part of a study on tourist new towns in ... More

Unlearning the CityInfrastructure in a New Optical Field

Unlearning the City: Infrastructure in a New Optical Field

Swati Chattopadhyay

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679317
eISBN:
9781452947266
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679317.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

Cities are more than concrete and steel infrastructure. But modern urban theory does not have the language to describe and debate the vital component of urban life that is lived on the streets of ... More

The Urban ApparatusMediapolitics and the City

The Urban Apparatus: Mediapolitics and the City

Reinhold Martin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781517901189
eISBN:
9781452955391
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901189.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

The Urban Apparatus analyzes urbanization and the contemporary city in aesthetic, socioeconomic, and mediapolitical terms. Its main argument is that understanding the city as infrastructure (i.e. ... More

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