Body Memory And Architecture

Author: Kent C. Bloomer
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300021429
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Body Memory And Architecture from the Author: Kent C. Bloomer. Traces the significance of the human body in architecture from its early place as the divine organizing principle to its present near elimination

Fire And Memory

Author: Luis Fernández-Galiano
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262561334
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Fire And Memory from the Author: Luis Fernández-Galiano. Architecture and fire, construction and combustion, meet in this poetic treatise onenergy in building.

Spatial Recall

Author: Marc Treib
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134724454
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Spatial Recall from the Author: Marc Treib. Architecture and designed landscapes serve as grand mnemonic devices that record and transmit vital aspects of culture and history. Spatial Recall casts a broad net over the concept of memory and gives a variety of perspectives from twelve internationally noted scholars, practicing designers, and artists such as Juhani Pallasmaa, Adriaan Geuze, Susan Schwartzenberg, Georges Descombes and Esther da Costa Meyer. Essays range from broad topics of message and audience to specific ones of landscape production. Beautifully illustrated, Spatial Recall is a comprehensive view of memory in the built environment, how we have read it in the past, and how we can create it in the future. Please note this is book is now printed digitally.

The Destruction Of Memory

Author: Robert Bevan
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1861896387
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The Destruction Of Memory from the Author: Robert Bevan. A decimated Shiite shrine in Iraq. The smoking World Trade Center site. The scorched cityscape of 1945 Dresden. Among the most indelible scars left by war is the destroyed landscapes, and such architectural devastation damages far more than mere buildings. Robert Bevan argues herethat shattered buildings are not merely “collateral damage,” but rather calculated acts of cultural annihilation. From Hitler’s Kristallnacht to the toppling of Saddam Hussein’s statue in the Iraq War, Bevan deftly sifts through military campaigns and their tactics throughout history, and analyzes the cultural impact and catastrophic consequences of architectural destruction. For Bevan, these actions are nothing less than cultural genocide. Ultimately, Bevan forcefully argues for the prosecution of nations that purposely flout established international treaties against destroyed architecture. A passionate and thought-provoking cri de coeur, The Destruction of Memory raises questions about the costs of war that run deeper than blood and money. “The idea of a global inheritance seems to have fallen by the wayside and lessons that should have long ago been learned are still being recklessly disregarded. This is what makes Bevan’s book relevant, even urgent: much of the destruction of which it speaks is still under way.”—Financial Times Magazine “The message of Robert Bevan’s devastating book is that war is about killing cultures, identities and memories as much as it is about killing people and occupying territory.”—Sunday Times “As Bevan’s fascinating, melancholy book shows, symbolic buildings have long been targeted in and out of war as a particular kind of mnemonic violence against those to whom they are special.”—The Guardian

Munich And Memory

Author: Gavriel D. Rosenfeld
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520923027
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Munich And Memory from the Author: Gavriel D. Rosenfeld. Munich, notorious in recent history as the capital of the Nazi movement, is the site of Gavriel Rosenfeld's stimulating inquiry into the German collective memory of the Third Reich. Rosenfeld shows, with the aid of a wealth of photographs, how the city's urban form developed after 1945 in direct reflection of its inhabitants' evolving memory of the Second World War and the Nazi dictatorship. In the second half of the twentieth century, the German people's struggle to come to terms with the legacy of Nazism has dramatically shaped nearly all dimensions of their political, social, and cultural life. The area of urban development and the built environment, little explored until now, offers visible evidence of the struggle. By examining the ways in which the people of Munich reconstructed the ruins of their historic buildings, created new works of architecture, dealt with surviving Nazi buildings, and erected new monuments to commemorate the horrors of the recent past, Rosenfeld identifies a spectrum of competing memories of the Nazi experience. Munich’s postwar development was the subject of constant controversy, pitting representatives of contending aesthetic and mnemonic positions against one another in the heated battle to shape the city’s urban form. Examining the debates between traditionalists, modernists, postmodernists, and critical preservationists, Rosenfeld shows that the memory of Nazism in Munich has never been "repressed" but has rather been defined by constant dissension and evolution. On balance, however, he concludes that Munich came to embody in its urban form a conservative view of the past that was inclined to diminish local responsibility for the Third Reich.

Losing Site

Author: Shelley Hornstein
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781409408710
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Losing Site from the Author: Shelley Hornstein. As Ruskin suggests in his Seven Lamps of Architecture: "We may live without [architecture], and worship without her, but we cannot remember without her." We remember best when we experience an event in a place. But what happens when we leave that place, or that place no longer exists? This book addresses the relationship between memory and place and asks how architecture captures and triggers memory. It explores how architecture exists as a material object and how it registers as a place that we come to remember beyond the physical site itself. It questions what architecture is in the broadest sense, assuming that it is not simply buildings. Rather, architecture is considered to be the mapping of physical, mental or emotional space. The idea that we are all architects in some measure - as we actively organize and select pathways and markers within space - is central to this book's premise. Each chapter provides a different example of the manifold ways in which the physical place of architecture is curated by the architecture in our "mental" space: our imaginary toolbox when we think of a place and look at a photograph, or visit a site and describe it later or send a postcard. By connecting architecture with other disciplines such as geography, visual culture, sociology, and urban studies, as well as the fine and performing arts, this book puts forward the idea that a conversation about architecture is not exclusively about formal, isolated buildings, but instead must be deepened and broadened as spatialized visualizations and experiences of place.

Memory And Architecture

Author: Eleni Bastéa
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 9780826332691
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Memory And Architecture from the Author: Eleni Bastéa. Using the analytical perspectives of architecture, comparative literature, and cultural studies, the essays inMemory and Architectureexamine the role of memory in the creation of our built environment. Part I, "Designing National Memories," examines the ways institutions and individuals construct national memory. Eric Sandweiss discusses American urban history museums; Mark Jarzombek addresses the reconstruction of Dresden, Germany; Fernando Lara contrasts Brazilian modern architecture to earlier European modernism; and Maria de Lourdes Luz and Ana Lucia Santos look at Brazilian history through the prism of the coffee plantation system. Part II, "Literary Memory Spaces," focuses on the treatment of place in literature. Sabir Khan spotlights the experiences of two South Asian women who return to their homelands after several years abroad to discover changes in their native landscape. Barbara Mann explores the Old Cemetry in Tel Aviv, while Carel Bertram considers images of the Turkish house, and Eleni Bastéa examines the cities of Thessaloniki and Istanbul as reflected in literary novels. Part III, "Personal Cartographies," comprises three personal essays: Catherine Hamel on Beirut, Christine Gorby on Belfast, and V. B. Price on Los Angeles and Albuquerque. "The Voices from the Studio" in Part IV considers the ways memory may apply to the teaching of architecture. Thomas Fisher writes about the state of architectural education, Rachel Hurst and Jane Lawrence describe their teaching methods. Sheona Thomson examines the relationship between the spaces of architecture and the spaces of literature asking, "Why couldn't we be drawn more often into learning about architecture by studying how it has been painted by Giotto, or described by Virginia Woolf, or, for that matter, by being asked to reflect on our own recollections of place?"

Architecture And Memory

Author: Robert Kirkbride
Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr
ISBN: 9780231142489
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Architecture And Memory from the Author: Robert Kirkbride. The studioli of the ducal palaces at Urbino and Gubbio, Italy, demonstrate architecture's capacity to transact between the mental and physical realms of human experience. Constructed between 1474 and 1483 for the military captain Federico da Montefeltro and his young motherless son, the studioli may be described as treasuries of emblems: they contain not things but images of things, rendered with remarkable perspectival exactitude. These small, image-filled chambers reflect how architecture and its ornament equipped a quattrocento mind with metaphors for wisdom and methods for statecraft and intellectual activity. Drawing on the densely layered imagery in the studioli and text sources readily available to the Urbino court, Robert Kirkbride examines the position of the studioli in the Western tradition of the memory arts, considering how architecture bridged the mathematical arts, which lent themselves to mechanical pursuits, and the art of rhetoric, a discipline central to memory and eloquence. As subtle ramifications of material and mental craft, the studioli provided ideal methods for education and prudent governance, extending an ancient legacy of open-ended models that were conceived to activate the imagination and exercise the memory. At the time of their construction, the studioli represented the leading edge of technologies of visual representation and offer a case study of how contemporary advances in interactive technologies reactivate and transform ancient metaphors for thought and learning.

Power Memory Architecture

Author: Richard M. Eaton
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198092216
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Power Memory Architecture from the Author: Richard M. Eaton. Focusing on India's Deccan plateau in the turbulent sixteenth century, this book examines the political histories and material culture of fortified strongholds that were repeatedly contested by the region's rival primary centers. It explores the many ways that political power, monumental architecture, and collective memory interacted with one another. It also radically rethinks the usefulness of Hindu-Muslim relations as the master key for interpreting this periodof South Asian history.

The Architecture Of The Roman Triumph

Author: Maggie L. Popkin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107103576
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The Architecture Of The Roman Triumph from the Author: Maggie L. Popkin. This book offers the first critical study of the architecture of the Roman triumph, ancient Rome's most important victory ritual. Through case studies ranging from the republican to imperial periods, it demonstrates how powerfully monuments shaped how Romans performed, experienced, and remembered triumphs and, consequently, how Romans conceived of an urban identity for their city. Monuments highlighted Roman conquests of foreign peoples, enabled Romans to envision future triumphs, made triumphs more memorable through emotional arousal of spectators, and even generated distorted memories of triumphs that might never have occurred. This book illustrates the far-reaching impact of the architecture of the triumph on how Romans thought about this ritual and, ultimately, their own place within the Mediterranean world. In doing so, it offers a new model for historicizing the interrelations between monuments, individual and shared memory, and collective identities.