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Henri Lefebvre on Space – Architecture, Urban Research, and the Production of Theory - Minnesota Scholarship Online
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Henri Lefebvre on Space: Architecture, Urban Research, and the Production of Theory

Lukasz Stanek


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 oeuvre, especially his direct involvement in the fields of urban development, planning, and architecture. Countering the prevailing view, which reduces Lefebvre’s theory of space to a projection of his philosophical positions, the book argues that Lefebvre’s work grew out of his concrete, empirical engagement with everyday practices of dwelling in postwar France and his exchanges with architects and ... More

Keywords: Henri Lefebvre, space, urban development, urbanism, postwar France, architecture, urban planning

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780816666164
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816666164.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lukasz Stanek, author
Lecturer, Manchester Architecture Research Center, University of Manchester

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