The Resource Architecture and identity : responses to cultural and technological change, Chris Abel

Architecture and identity : responses to cultural and technological change, Chris Abel

Label
Architecture and identity : responses to cultural and technological change
Title
Architecture and identity
Title remainder
responses to cultural and technological change
Statement of responsibility
Chris Abel
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Expanding his collected essays on architectural theory and criticism, Chris Abel pursues his explorations across disciplinary and regional boundaries in search of a deeper understanding of architecture in the evolution of human culture and identity formation. From his earliest writings predicting the computer-based revolution in customized architectural production, through his novel studies on 'tacit knowing' in design or hybridization in regional and colonial architecture, to his radical theory of the 'extended self', Abel has been a consistently fresh and provocative thinker, contesting both conventions and intellectual fashions. This revised third edition includes a new introduction and six additional chapters by the author covering a broad range of related topics, up to recent concerns with genetic design methods and virtual selves. Together with the former essays, the book presents a unique global perspective on the changing cultural issues and technologies shaping human identities and the built environment in diverse parts of the world, both East and West
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Abel, Chris
Dewey number
720/.47
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA2500
LC item number
.A392 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Architecture and philosophy
  • Architecture
  • Regionalism in architecture
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Architecture and philosophy
  • Architecture
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Regionalism in architecture
Label
Architecture and identity : responses to cultural and technological change, Chris Abel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-386) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: pt. I Science and technology -- 1.Evolutionary planning -- Biological models -- Self-organizing systems -- Urban patterns -- Megastructure versus fragmentation -- 2.Ditching the dinosaur sanctuary -- Performance criteria -- Myths and misconceptions -- Integrated design -- Variable production -- Numerically controlled machines -- The cybernetic factory -- Changing human roles -- Universal machines for specialized markets -- 3.Empathy in science and design -- Theories of knowledge -- Particularism -- Sense of place -- New paradigm human science -- Competing theories -- Environmental dialogues -- Common focus -- 4.Return to craft manufacture -- Bridging the gap -- Design development -- Smart tools -- CAD + CAM = craftsmanship -- Responsive architecture -- Battle for the real Modern Movement -- 5.Visible and invisible complexities -- Adaptive machines -- Responsive systems -- Age of complexity -- Customized design and manufacture -- Cybercity
  • Note continued: Pseudo-complexities -- Sham images -- Inclusive approach -- Local space and global mind -- 6.The virtual studio -- Lost knowledge -- New model of design education -- The Biotech Architecture Workshop -- Another dimension -- Networking the studio -- 7.Genetic designs: a memetic critique -- Genetic algorithms -- The memetic perspective -- Contentious issues -- Definition -- Transmission -- Embodiment -- Selection -- Autonomy -- Embedded algorithms -- Conclusions -- 8.Technically embodied selves -- Technics and the human -- Knowing bodies -- The enigma of the self -- Active externalism -- Fields of being -- Modes of transmission -- Memes and types -- Digital distractions -- Second lives -- Multiple selves -- pt. II Critical theory -- 9.Cultures as complex wholes: a developmental perspective -- Genetic epistemology -- Cultural evolution -- Piaget's equilibrium model -- Unselfconscious and self-conscious cultures -- Alexander's error -- Reflective cultures
  • Note continued: 10.Architectural language games -- Analogical thinking -- Language as a model -- Linguistic theory -- Language games -- Critical relativism -- Methods of criticism -- Levels of interpretation -- Partisan criticism -- Different systems of belief -- Architecture and social identity -- 11.Tacit knowing in learning to design -- Tacit knowing -- Indwelling -- Bodies of knowledge -- Architectural paradigms -- Role-playing -- Educational implications -- Conclusions -- 12.Metaphor in architectural creativity -- Definitions of metaphor -- Metaphor in architectural criticism -- Dynamic and creative role of metaphor -- New architectural concepts -- Addendum -- 13.The essential tension -- Flirtation with form -- Ways of thinking -- Complementary opposites -- West meets East -- Timeless modernity -- Green machines -- Another kind of ambiguity -- 14.Tradition, innovation and linked solutions -- Meaning of a paradigm -- Disciplinary matrix -- Dynamic model
  • Note continued: Continuity and discontinuity -- Modernist ambiguities -- Innovation as integration -- pt. III Regionalism and globalization -- 15.Architecture as identity: the essence of architecture -- Theoretical approaches -- The problem of essence -- Universalists versus relativists -- The diversity of ordinary language -- Meaning is use -- Ways of being -- 16.Living in a hybrid world: built sources of Malaysian identity -- Relations of degree -- Architectural journeys -- Urban infusions -- World architectures -- Adaptive qualities -- Cultural identity -- Modern architecture and neo-colonialism -- Emergent cultures -- 17.Regional transformations -- Cross-cultural effects -- Mixed lessons from colonial architecture -- Questions of definition -- Bauhaus brainwash -- Recent initiatives -- Renaissance of Islamic architecture -- Changing urban context -- Spectrum of approaches -- Challenge to Western hegemony -- 18.Localization versus globalization -- Hybridization
  • Note continued: Structure of Asian cities -- Pacific shift -- Global paradox -- Pacific Age vision -- 19.Towards a global eco-culture -- Post-colonial patterns of development -- Alternative development paradigms -- Choosing technology -- Self-build housing -- Hybrid technologies -- Modern regionalism -- Implementation -- Cultural typologies -- New rationality -- 20.Asian urban futures: the view from the East -- Charles Correa and the New Bombay Plan -- Ken Yeang and the bioclimatic city -- Tay Kheng Soon and the tropical megacity -- Liu Thai Ker and the constellation city -- Force for change -- The development city model -- 21.A fragile habitation: coming to terms with the Australian landscape -- Urbanized population -- Archetypal Australian dwelling -- Suburban patterns -- New arrivals -- Plan typologies -- Illusion of sustainability -- 22.Reimagining the Vertical Garden City -- The Garden City legacy -- End of the great Australian dream -- High-rise innovations
  • Note continued: The Vertical Architecture STudio -- Vertical farming -- Multi-dimensional spatial structures -- Expansion of the public realm
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
Third edition.
Extent
xvi, 398 pages
Isbn
9781138206564
Lccn
2016035103
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027119616
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)956379735
  • (OCoLC)ocn956379735
Label
Architecture and identity : responses to cultural and technological change, Chris Abel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-386) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: pt. I Science and technology -- 1.Evolutionary planning -- Biological models -- Self-organizing systems -- Urban patterns -- Megastructure versus fragmentation -- 2.Ditching the dinosaur sanctuary -- Performance criteria -- Myths and misconceptions -- Integrated design -- Variable production -- Numerically controlled machines -- The cybernetic factory -- Changing human roles -- Universal machines for specialized markets -- 3.Empathy in science and design -- Theories of knowledge -- Particularism -- Sense of place -- New paradigm human science -- Competing theories -- Environmental dialogues -- Common focus -- 4.Return to craft manufacture -- Bridging the gap -- Design development -- Smart tools -- CAD + CAM = craftsmanship -- Responsive architecture -- Battle for the real Modern Movement -- 5.Visible and invisible complexities -- Adaptive machines -- Responsive systems -- Age of complexity -- Customized design and manufacture -- Cybercity
  • Note continued: Pseudo-complexities -- Sham images -- Inclusive approach -- Local space and global mind -- 6.The virtual studio -- Lost knowledge -- New model of design education -- The Biotech Architecture Workshop -- Another dimension -- Networking the studio -- 7.Genetic designs: a memetic critique -- Genetic algorithms -- The memetic perspective -- Contentious issues -- Definition -- Transmission -- Embodiment -- Selection -- Autonomy -- Embedded algorithms -- Conclusions -- 8.Technically embodied selves -- Technics and the human -- Knowing bodies -- The enigma of the self -- Active externalism -- Fields of being -- Modes of transmission -- Memes and types -- Digital distractions -- Second lives -- Multiple selves -- pt. II Critical theory -- 9.Cultures as complex wholes: a developmental perspective -- Genetic epistemology -- Cultural evolution -- Piaget's equilibrium model -- Unselfconscious and self-conscious cultures -- Alexander's error -- Reflective cultures
  • Note continued: 10.Architectural language games -- Analogical thinking -- Language as a model -- Linguistic theory -- Language games -- Critical relativism -- Methods of criticism -- Levels of interpretation -- Partisan criticism -- Different systems of belief -- Architecture and social identity -- 11.Tacit knowing in learning to design -- Tacit knowing -- Indwelling -- Bodies of knowledge -- Architectural paradigms -- Role-playing -- Educational implications -- Conclusions -- 12.Metaphor in architectural creativity -- Definitions of metaphor -- Metaphor in architectural criticism -- Dynamic and creative role of metaphor -- New architectural concepts -- Addendum -- 13.The essential tension -- Flirtation with form -- Ways of thinking -- Complementary opposites -- West meets East -- Timeless modernity -- Green machines -- Another kind of ambiguity -- 14.Tradition, innovation and linked solutions -- Meaning of a paradigm -- Disciplinary matrix -- Dynamic model
  • Note continued: Continuity and discontinuity -- Modernist ambiguities -- Innovation as integration -- pt. III Regionalism and globalization -- 15.Architecture as identity: the essence of architecture -- Theoretical approaches -- The problem of essence -- Universalists versus relativists -- The diversity of ordinary language -- Meaning is use -- Ways of being -- 16.Living in a hybrid world: built sources of Malaysian identity -- Relations of degree -- Architectural journeys -- Urban infusions -- World architectures -- Adaptive qualities -- Cultural identity -- Modern architecture and neo-colonialism -- Emergent cultures -- 17.Regional transformations -- Cross-cultural effects -- Mixed lessons from colonial architecture -- Questions of definition -- Bauhaus brainwash -- Recent initiatives -- Renaissance of Islamic architecture -- Changing urban context -- Spectrum of approaches -- Challenge to Western hegemony -- 18.Localization versus globalization -- Hybridization
  • Note continued: Structure of Asian cities -- Pacific shift -- Global paradox -- Pacific Age vision -- 19.Towards a global eco-culture -- Post-colonial patterns of development -- Alternative development paradigms -- Choosing technology -- Self-build housing -- Hybrid technologies -- Modern regionalism -- Implementation -- Cultural typologies -- New rationality -- 20.Asian urban futures: the view from the East -- Charles Correa and the New Bombay Plan -- Ken Yeang and the bioclimatic city -- Tay Kheng Soon and the tropical megacity -- Liu Thai Ker and the constellation city -- Force for change -- The development city model -- 21.A fragile habitation: coming to terms with the Australian landscape -- Urbanized population -- Archetypal Australian dwelling -- Suburban patterns -- New arrivals -- Plan typologies -- Illusion of sustainability -- 22.Reimagining the Vertical Garden City -- The Garden City legacy -- End of the great Australian dream -- High-rise innovations
  • Note continued: The Vertical Architecture STudio -- Vertical farming -- Multi-dimensional spatial structures -- Expansion of the public realm
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
Third edition.
Extent
xvi, 398 pages
Isbn
9781138206564
Lccn
2016035103
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027119616
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)956379735
  • (OCoLC)ocn956379735

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