Building Bad: How Architectural Utility is Constrained by Politics and Damaged by Expression (Hardback)Jonathan Ochshorn (author)
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Politics and economics, in other words, establish lower and upper bounds for all utilitarian functions, whose costs and benefits are continually assessed on the basis of the profitable accumulation of wealth within a competitive global economy. Simultaneously, an artistic sensibility, also driven by competition, often contorts buildings into increasingly untenable forms. With utility both constrained by politics and attacked by expression, buildings-especially those that aim to be fashionable and avant-garde-often experience various degrees of utilitarian failure.
The political constraints and expressive tendencies affecting architectural utility are separately examined in the two parts of this book, while an epilogue looks at the implications for architectural education.
Publisher: Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 232
Dimensions: 240 x 170 mm
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