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By Christopher Hight

ISBN-10: 0415384818

ISBN-13: 9780415384810

ISBN-10: 0415384826

ISBN-13: 9780415384827

A theoretical historical past of anthropomorphism and percentage in glossy structure, this quantity brings into concentration the discourse round share with present difficulties of post-humanism in structure along the hot chances made on hand via electronic applied sciences.

The publication examines how the physique and its ordering has served as a critical web site of architectural discourse in fresh a long time, particularly in makes an attempt to reformulate architecture’s dating to humanism, modernism and expertise. demanding a few techniques and different types of architectural heritage and situates present debates inside of a broader cultural and technological context, Hight makes complicated rules simply accessible.

Extensively illustrated and written with out educational jargon for an educated yet non-specialized architectural viewers, this booklet elucidates the usually imprecise debates of avant-garde architectural discourse and layout, whereas demonstrating how those debates have affected daily locations and ideas of structure. therefore, it is going to attract expert architects, teachers and scholars, combining because it does an insightful advent to the elemental problems with architectural heritage and idea during the last fifty years with totally new formulations of what that historical past is and capability.

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