Buildings and Power: Freedom and Control in the Origin of Modern Building Types

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Buildings and Power: Freedom and Control in the Origin of Modern Building Types

by Thomas A. Markus

Routledge | November 5, 1993 | Trade Paperback

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The material and cultural world in which we now live perhaps represents the end of a process created out of the Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution. The battles fought over class, ideology and language are represented most clearly in the explosion of new building types during the Century of Revolutions.
Lavishly illustrated with photographs, drawings, maps and plans,Buildings and Poweranalyses architectural form, function and space to explore the reproduction and the subversion of power in the modern city.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 368 pages, 10.87 × 8.62 × 0.8 in

Published: November 5, 1993

Publisher: Routledge

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 041507665X

ISBN - 13: 9780415076654

Found in: Civilization

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Buildings and Power: Freedom and Control in the Origin of Modern Building Types

by Thomas A. Markus

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 368 pages, 10.87 × 8.62 × 0.8 in

Published: November 5, 1993

Publisher: Routledge

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 041507665X

ISBN - 13: 9780415076654

About the Book

The material and cultural world in which we now live perhaps represents the end of a process created out of the Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution. The battles fought over class, ideology and language are represented most clearly in the explosion of new building types during the Century of Revolutions.
Lavishly illustrated with photographs, drawings, maps and plans, Buildings and Power analyses architectural form, function and space to explore the reproduction and the subversion of power in the modern city.

Table of Contents

Introduction Part I: Some Underlying Ideas  1. The Shape of the Argument  2. Why Can We Use Buildings? Part II: Buildings and People  3. Formation  4. Re-Formation  5. Cleanliness is next to Godliness  6. Re-Creation Part III: Buildings and Knowledge  7. Visible Knowledge  8. Emphmeral Knowledge  9. Invisible Knowledge Part IV: Buildings and Things  10. Production  11. Exchange Part V: Concluding Remarks  Notes  Biography  Knowledge

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The material and cultural world in which we now live perhaps represents the end of a process created out of the Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution. The battles fought over class, ideology and language are represented most clearly in the explosion of new building types during the Century of Revolutions.
Lavishly illustrated with photographs, drawings, maps and plans,Buildings and Poweranalyses architectural form, function and space to explore the reproduction and the subversion of power in the modern city.

Editorial Reviews

.."."the illustrations and commentaries are brilliant.."" -RSA Journal "In this fascinating, beautifully researched study, Thomas Markus examines an array of new and emblematic building types in order to evoke the fresh pathologies of order and meaning which continue to map our relationship with the environment to this day." -Michael Sorkin, Columbia University "Tom Markus has produced a unique, accessible, original, and very important book based on his long and wide experience of reading, thinking, teaching about and designing buildings. It puts together in one place most of the texts and articles in a field which has immensely expanded in the last decade--on the social meaning and production of building forms, as well as their histories. His discussion on the relation of buildings to knowledge, or the spatial representation of social forms, will be of interest to a very wide range of readers, whether in anthropology and architecture, or geography, sociologyand urban studies. The book is sure to become a key source of reference for many years." -Anthony King, State University of New York, Binghamton "An original and richly illustrated study of 19th-century building typology, this new book concentrates not on aesthetics or technology but on the social implications of built form...One leaves this book with a fresh awareness of the power of building (and particularly of the power of interior spatial configuration) over human thought and action." -"Interior Design "What building
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