The Aesthetics of Equity: Notes on Race, Space, Architecture, and Music by Craig L. WilkinsThe Aesthetics of Equity: Notes on Race, Space, Architecture, and Music by Craig L. Wilkins

The Aesthetics of Equity: Notes on Race, Space, Architecture, and Music

byCraig L. Wilkins

Paperback | October 26, 2007

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$34.53

Earn 173 plum® points

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

Architecture is often thought to be a diary of a society, filled with symbolic representations of specific cultural moments. However, as Craig L. Wilkins observes, that diary includes far too few narratives of the diverse cultures in U.S. society. Wilkins states that the discipline of architecture has a resistance to African Americans at every level, from the startlingly small number of architecture students to the paltry number of registered architects in the United States today.

 

Working to understand how ideologies are formed, transmitted, and embedded in the built environment, Wilkins deconstructs how the marginalization of African Americans is authorized within the field of architecture. He then outlines how activist forms of expression shape and sustain communities, fashioning an architectural theory around the site of environmental conflict constructed by hip-hop culture.

 

Wilkins places his concerns in a historical context, and also offers practical solutions to address them. In doing so, he reveals new possibilities for an architecture that acknowledges its current shortcomings and replies to the needs of multicultural constituencies.

 

Craig L. Wilkins, a registered architect, teaches architecture and urban planning at the University of Michigan.

Details & Specs

Title:The Aesthetics of Equity: Notes on Race, Space, Architecture, and MusicFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:October 26, 2007Publisher:University Of Minnesota PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0816646619

ISBN - 13:9780816646616

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of The Aesthetics of Equity: Notes on Race, Space, Architecture, and Music

Reviews