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Excerpt from the introduction: "Architecture is a form of cultural practice that classically bridges between the disciplines of Fine Art and what we have come to understand as the Social and Physical Sciences, and hence in previous epochs, the tension between these two very different ways of looking at the world has been creatively maintained within the theory and practice of architecture. Sadly however, after the heroic period of modern architecture, when the more experimental architects practiced as mixed media artists, the discipline of architecture has been subject to the murderous influence of the social scientist alone, who managed to convince a whole generation that our role was to re-engineer the human soul, not through poetry, painting or the conflagrant rhetoric of the manifesto, but only via the dead hand of the clipboard. This has resulted in a profession that is more technocratic in nature than artistic, that values the grey horizons of the middle manager over the wild anarchic free play of the avant-garde and that sees everyday life as something to be mapped, observed, analysed and ultimately controlled." Experimental architectural drawings and projects by MA Students at the Westminster School of Architecture, London. 29.7 x 21 cm, 66 pages, 60 black and white illustrations, paperback.
|Author||SHRIGLEY, Gordon [Editor]|
|Date Published||30 Jul 2013|
|Publisher||Marmalade Publishers of Visual Theory|