Irigaray for Architects by Peg RawesIrigaray for Architects by Peg Rawes

Irigaray for Architects

byPeg RawesEditorPeg Rawes

Paperback | December 7, 2007

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Specifically for architects, the third title in theThinkers for Architectsseries examines the relevance of Luce Irigaray¿s work for architecture. Eight thematic chapters explore the bodily, spatio-temporal, political and cultural value of her ideas for making, discussing and experiencing architecture. In particular, each chapter makes accessible Irigaray¿s ideas about feminine and masculine spaces with reference to her key texts.

Irigaray¿s theory of ¿sexed subjects¿ is explained in order to show how sexuality informs the different ways in which men and women construct and inhabit architecture. In addition, her ideas about architectural forms of organizationbetweenpeople, exterior and interior spaces, touch and vision, philosophy and psychoanalysis are explored. The book also suggests ways in which these strategies can enable architectural designers and theorists to create ethical architectures for the user and his or her physical and psychological needs.

Concisely written, this book introduces Irigaray¿s work to practitioners, academics, undergraduate and postgraduate students in architectural design and architectural history and theory, helping them to understand the value of cross- and inter-disciplinary modes of architectural practice.

Peg Rawesis lecturer at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, UK.
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Title:Irigaray for ArchitectsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.4 inPublished:December 7, 2007Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415431336

ISBN - 13:9780415431330

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. Contexts  3. Doubles and Multiples  4. Passages and Flows  5. Diagonals, Horizontals and Asymmetry  6. Touching, Sensing  7. Bridges, Envelopes and Horizons  8. Voices, Politics and Poetics  9. Suggestions for Further Reading