Architecture Against The Post-political: Essays In Reclaiming The Critical Project by Nadir LahijiArchitecture Against The Post-political: Essays In Reclaiming The Critical Project by Nadir Lahiji

Architecture Against The Post-political: Essays In Reclaiming The Critical Project

EditorNadir Lahiji

Paperback | July 9, 2014

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Written by a team of renowned contributors and carefully edited to address the themes laid out by the editors in their introduction, the book includes theoretical issues concerning the questions of aesthetics and politics and addresses city and urban strategies within the general critique of the "post-political". By focusing on specific case studies from Warsaw, Barcelona, Dubai, Tokyo and many more the book consolidates the contributions of a diverse group of academics, architects and critics from Europe, the Middle East and America.

This collection fills the gap in the existing literature on the relation between politics and aesthetics, and its implications for the theoretical discourse of architecture today. In summary, this book provides a response to the predominant de-politicization in academic discourse and is an attempt to re-claim the abandoned critical project in architecture.

Nadir Lahijiis Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Canberra, Australia. He is the editor ofMissed Encounter of Radical Philosophy with Architecture(Bloomsbury, 2014). He previously edited ThePolitical Unconscious: Re-Opening Jameson's Narrative(Ashgate, 2011) and co-editedPlumbing: Sounding Modern Architecture(Prin...
Title:Architecture Against The Post-political: Essays In Reclaiming The Critical ProjectFormat:PaperbackDimensions:252 pages, 9.75 × 7 × 0.75 inPublished:July 9, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415725380

ISBN - 13:9780415725385

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Table of Contents

List of figures  Preface  Acknowledgements  List of Contributors  Introduction: The Critical Project and thePost-PoliticalSuspension of PoliticsNADIR LAHIJI Part 1: Aesthetics, Politics, and Architecture  1. Metropolitics, or, Architecture and the Contemporary LeftDAVID CUNNINGHAM 2. Modern Democracy and Aesthetic Revolution in the Work of Ranci': Reflections on Historical CausalityGABRIEL ROCKHILL 3. Unfaithful Reflections: Re-actualizing Benjamin's Aestheticism ThesisLIBERO ANDREOTTI 4. Political Subjectification and the Architectural DispositifNADIR LAHIJI Part 2: The Political and the Critique of Architecture 5. Capitalism and the Politics of AutonomyGEVORK HARTOONIAN 6. Architecture As Such: Notes on Generic(ness) and Labor Sans PhraseFRANCESCO MARULLO 7. Thoughts on Agency, Utopia and Property in Contemporary Architectural and Urban TheoryGEORGE BAIRD 8. Metalepsis of the Site of ExceptionDONALD KUNZE Part 3: The Post-Political and Contemporary Urbanism 9. The Architecture of Managerialism: OMA, CCTV, and the Post-PoliticalDOUGLAS SPENCER 10. Zero Points: Urban Space and the Political SubjectUTA GELBKE 11. To Fill the Earth: Architecture in a Spaceless UniverseROSS EXO ADAMS 12. From Post-Political to Agonistic: Warsaw Urban Space Since 1989LIDIA KLEIN Index.

Editorial Reviews

 Architecture Against the Post-Political represents a landmark moment in architectural theory. Fighting against a strong de-politicization of the theory and criticism surrounding the subject, this volume brings the full weight of recent critical philosophy to bear on the act of theorizing architecture. - Todd McGowan, Associate Professor at The University of Vermont Can a democratizing and emancipatory architectural theory and practice be reclaimed from the debilitating debris of post-political consensual technocracy and the obscene jouissance of post-modern nihilism? This book offers courageous answers and a timely foray into reopening a political space for architecture.- Erik Swyngedouw, Professor of Geography at The University of Manchester