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Title Economy and architecture / edited by Juliet Odgers, Mhairi McVicar and Stephen Kite
Published London : Routledge, 2015
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Series Online access with DDA: Askews (Architecture)
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; List of illustrations; Contributors; Acknowledgements; Foreword; Editors' introduction; PART 1 Defining household; 1 Equalitarianism; 2 The earthly paradise of ├ęconomie sociale; 3 Parker Morris and the economies of the Fordist house; 4 Care of commons: exploring questions of care, gifts and reciprocity in making new commons; 5 John Evelyn's villa at Sayes Court: a microcosm of labour and love; PART 2 Negotiating value; 6 Architectural husbandry; 7 Home economics; 8 Four economies of architecture
17 A stimulus for education: global economic events and the design of Australian schools18 Restricted by scarcity, striving for greater bounty: the role of architecture in making Dubai; 19 Designing public space in Austerity Britain; 20 The bricks of Venice: material and craft in John Ruskin's political economy; List of illustration credits; Select bibliography; Index
9 The libidinal economy of architecture: skin, membranes and other surfaces of desire10 Architectural renewal and poetic persistence: investing in an economy of stories; PART 3 Managing production; 11 Scarcity constructs; 12 Economy of means; 13 An optional extra: valuing architecture at the Brompton Boilers; 14 The architect: a disappearing species in a financialized space?; 15 The Pan-American Highway: informal urbanism in Latin-American border cities; PART 4 Politics and economy; 16 The death and life of PFI urbanism: vagaries of style and politics in British Cities, 2009-present
Summary Economy and Architecture addresses a timely, critical, and much-debated topic in both its historical and contemporary dimensions. From the Apple Store in New York City, to the street markets of the Pan American Highway; from commercial Dubai to the public schools of Australia, this book takes a critical look at contemporary architecture from across the globe, whilst extending its range back in history as far as the Homeric epics of ancient Greece. The book addresses the challenges of practicing architecture within the strictures of contemporary economies, grounded on the fundamental definition of ├Ęconomy' as the well managed household - derived from the Greek oikonomia - oikos (house) and nemein (manage). The diverse enquiries of the study are structured around the following key questions: How do we define our economies? How are the values of architecture negotiated among the various actors involved? How do we manage the production of a good architecture within any particular system? How does political economy frame and influence architecture? The majority of examples are taken from current or recent architectural practice; historical examples, which include John Evelyn's villa, Blenheim Palace, John Ruskin's Venice, and early twentieth century Paris, place the debates within an extended critical perspective
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed July 20, 2015)
Subject Architecture and society.
Architecture -- Economic aspects
ARCHITECTURE -- Adaptive Reuse & Renovation.
ARCHITECTURE -- Buildings -- Landmarks & Monuments.
ARCHITECTURE -- Professional Practice.
ARCHITECTURE -- Reference.
Architecture and society.
Architecture -- Economic aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Kite, Stephen, editor.
McVicar, Mhairi, editor.
Odgers, Jo, editor.
ISBN 113802547X