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Architecture : The Subject is Matter - Professor Jonathan Hill


The Subject is Matter

Paperback Published: 16th August 2001
ISBN: 9780415235464
Number Of Pages: 272

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The aim of this book is to expand the subject and matter of architecture, and to explore their interdependence. There are now many architectures. This book acknowledges architecture far beyond the familiar boundaries of the discipline and reassesses the object at its centre: the building. Architectural matter is not always physical or building fabric. It is whatever architecture is made of, whether words, bricks, blood cells, sounds or pixels. The fifteen chapters are divided into three sections - on buildings, spaces and bodies - which each deal with a particular understanding of architecture and architectural matter.
The richness and diversity of subjects and materials discussed in this book locates architecture firmly in the world as a whole, not just the domain of architects. In stating that architecture is far more than the work of architects, this book aims not to deny the importance of architects in the production of architecture but to see their role in more balanced terms and to acknowledge other architectural producers. Architecture can, for example, be found in the incisions of a surgeon, the instructions of a choreographer or the movements of a user. Architecture can be made of anything and by anyone.

Building Matter
The Future is Hairy
Two Architectural Projects about Purity
Weather Architecture (Berlin 1929-1930, Barcelona 1986- Barcelona 1999-)
What's the Matter with Architecture?
Spatial Matter
Notopia: Leaky Products/Urban Interfaces
Comfort, Anxiety and Space
Stairway Architecture: Transformative Cycles in the Golden Lane
The Place of Prepositions: A Space Inhabited by Angels
Body Matter
Bauhaus Dream-House: Forming the Imaginary Body of the Ungendered Architect
Black Matter(s): Such as? Does it?
Surplus Matter: of Scars, Scrolls, Skulls and Stealth
Animal Architecture
Nanotechnology - The Liberation of Architecture
Biological (or 'Wet') Architecture
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ISBN: 9780415235464
ISBN-10: 0415235464
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 16th August 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 18.42  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.75
Edition Number: 1