Architecture Post Mortem: The Diastolic Architecture of Decline, Dystopia, and Death (Hardback)Donald Kunze (editor), David Bertolini (editor), Simone Brott (editor)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 266
Weight: 650 g
Dimensions: 246 x 174 x 23 mm
Classified as 'Research Essential' by Baker & Taylor YBP Library Services A Yankee Book Peddler US Core Title for 2013 'In the wake of global financial cataclysm and impending ecological catastrophe, architecture's role within the reproduction of contemporary capitalist relations has assumed a new urgency today. Collecting together a sparkling and adventurous series of essays, Architecture Post Mortem explores architecture's current confrontations with ruin, apocalypse and survival, in ways that provoke new political and theoretical questions at every turn.' David Cunningham, University of Westminster, UK 'This collection of essays tracks the interaction of architecture's literal and metaphorical deaths, says Jon Astbury ... there are some standout pieces, Simone Brott's Dead or Alive in Joburg unpicks the 2009 film District 9 to reveal its parallels with South Africa's urban realities and, consequently, the concept of violent urbanism'. Building Design Online
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