The Global Architect: Firms, Fame and Urban Form by Donald McneillThe Global Architect: Firms, Fame and Urban Form by Donald Mcneill

The Global Architect: Firms, Fame and Urban Form

byDonald McneillEditorDonald Mcneill

Hardcover | August 5, 2008

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The Global Architectexplores the increasing significance of globalization processes on urban change, architectural practice and the built environment. In what is primarily a critical sociological overview of the current global architectural industry, Donald McNeill covers the "star system" of international architects who combine celebrity and hypermobility, the top firms, whose offices are currently undergoing a major global expansion, and the role of advanced information technology in expanding the geographical scope of the industry.
Donald McNeill(Ph.D., University of Wales) is Associate Professor at the Urban Research Centre, University of Western Sydney, Australia.  He is known for his research in urban geography, and in particular the relationship between architecture and urban space.
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Title:The Global Architect: Firms, Fame and Urban FormFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 9.25 × 6.14 × 0.6 inPublished:August 5, 2008Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. The globalization of architectural practice 2. Designing at distance 3. Architectural celebrity and the cult of the individual 4. The ¿Bilbao effect¿ 5. Rem Koolhaas and the heteronomy of global capitalism 6. The geography of the skyscraper 7. The ethics of architectural practice