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The Domestic and the Foreign in Architecture

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The Domestic and the Foreign in Architecture

Auteur:Ruth Baumeister, Sang Lee

Uitgever:010

ISBN: 978-90-6450-566-9

  • Paperback
  • Engels
  • 376 pagina's
  • 15 okt. 2007
For centuries exchanges between the domestic and the foreign have altered and transformed architecture. Today these exchanges have become highly intensified. The Domestic and the Foreign in Architecture attempts to expand the issues in architecture beyond its traditional practice by focusing on the opportunities and limitations in architecture as a cultural and political enterprise. The central theme is how these exchanges manifest themselves in contemporary architecture in terms of its aesthetic potential and its practice, which, in turn, are impacted by broad economic, cultural and political issues. This book traces how diverse cultural encounters inevitably modify conventional categories, standards and codes of architecture, such as domestic identity, its political and economic representations and the negotiations with what is considered foreign. This book presents the aspects of architecture that have become crucial, through theoretical reflections by distinguished scholars and interviews with some of the most influential architects practisising today, as well as stunning visula presentations by professional photographers.
For centuries exchanges between the domestic and the foreign have altered and transformed architecture. Today these exchanges have become highly intensified. The Domestic and the Foreign in Architecture attempts to expand the issues in architecture beyond its traditional practice by focusing on the opportunities and limitations in architecture as a cultural and political enterprise. The central theme is how these exchanges manifest themselves in contemporary architecture in terms of its aesthetic potential and its practice, which, in turn, are impacted by broad economic, cultural and political issues. This book traces how diverse cultural encounters inevitably modify conventional categories, standards and codes of architecture, such as domestic identity, its political and economic representations and the negotiations with what is considered foreign. This book presents the aspects of architecture that have become crucial, through theoretical reflections by distinguished scholars and interviews with some of the most influential architects practisising today, as well as stunning visula presentations by professional photographers.

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