Are We Human? Notes on an Archaeology of DesignAre We Human? Notes on an Archaeology of Design
by Beatriz Colomina, Mark Wigley
The question Are We Human? is both urgent and ancient. Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley offer a multilayered exploration of the intimate relationship between human and design and rethink the philosophy of design in a multi-dimensional exploration from the very first tools and ornaments to the constant buzz of social media. The average day involves ...
Number of pages: 288 | Publication Date: 2017-01-15 | ISBN-13: 9783037785119

Sexuality & Space (Princeton Papers on Architecture)Sexuality & Space (Princeton Papers on Architecture)
Sexuality & Space's interdisciplinary essays address gender in relation to architectural discourse and critical theory, focusing on the relationships between sexuality and space hidden within everyday practices. Contributors include Jennifer Bloomer, Victor Burgin, Beatriz Colomina, Elizabeth Grosz, Catherine Ingraham, Meaghan Morris, Laura Mulvey, ...
Number of pages: 288 | Publication Date: 1997-12-01 | ISBN-13: 9781878271082

Privacy and PublicityPrivacy and Publicity
Beatriz Colomina
Through a series of close readings of two major figures of the modern movement, Adolf Loos and Le Corbusier, Beatriz Colomina argues that architecture only becomes modern in its engagement with the mass media, and that in so doing it radically displaces the traditional sense of space and subjectivity. Privacy and Publicity boldly questions certain ...
Number of pages: 408 | Publication Date: 1996-02-28 | ISBN-13: 9780262531399

Domesticity at War (MIT Press)Domesticity at War (MIT Press)
Beatriz Colomina
When American architects, designers, and cultural institutions converted wartime strategies to new ends, the aggressive promotion of postwar domestic bliss became another kind of weapon.In the years immediately following World War II, America embraced modern architecture―not as something imported from Europe, but as an entirely new mode of operat ...
Number of pages: 280 | Publication Date: 2007-01-26 | ISBN-13: 9780262033619

Cold War HothousesCold War Hothouses
The technological innovation and unprecedented physical growth of the cold war era permeated American life in every aspect and at every scale. From the creation of the military-industrial complex and the beginnings of suburban sprawl to the production of the ballpoint pen and the TV dinner, the artifacts of the period are a numerous and diverse as ...
Number of pages: 288 | Publication Date: 2005-07-01 | ISBN-13: 9781568983028

Clip, Stamp, FoldClip, Stamp, Fold
An explosion of little architectural magazines in the 1960s and 1970s instigated a radical transformation in architectural culture, as the magazines acted as a site of innovation and debate. Clip/Stamp/Fold takes stock of seventy little magazines from this period. The book brings together a remarkable range of documents and original research which ...
Number of pages: 672 | Publication Date: 2011-01-01 | ISBN-13: 9788496954526

Are We Human? The Design of the Species - 2 seconds, 2 days, 2 years, 200 years, 200,000 yearsAre We Human? The Design of the Species - 2 seconds, 2 days, 2 years, 200 years, 200,000 years
This kaleidoscopic book documents the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial curated by Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley in the words of the curators and all the participants, starting with the polemical Biennial Manifesto that launched the project. A remarkable galaxy of designers, architects, artists, historians, theorists, film makers, archaeologists, cho ...
Number of pages: 576 | Publication Date: 2017-01-25 | ISBN-13: 9783037785126

Adolf LoosAdolf Loos
by Beatriz Colomina, Markus Kristan, Christian Kühn, Christopher Long, Juan José Lahuerta, Eva B. Ottillinger, Pilar Parcerisas
Adolf Loos held that a building should have a soberly discreet exterior, reserving all its riches for its interior. Given that, any real appreciation of the spatial complexity of the work of one of the most misunderstood architects of the twentieth century requires engagement with his interiors, which this book does, brilliantly.   In marked contr ...
Number of pages: 284 | Publication Date: 2018-06-15 | ISBN-13: 9788499001906

Urban ImagesUrban Images
by Synne Bull, Marit Paasche, Giuliana Bruno, Bull.Miletic, Andreas Bunte, Beatriz Colomina, Ed Dimendberg, Tom Gunning, Kathrin Meyer, Judy Radul
A collection of 11 new essays by internationally renowned scholars and artists navigating the vast inter-disciplinary territory defined by fine art, architecture and the moving image. One of the fundamental events of modernity was the conquest of the world as picture, a process in which cinema was essential. Cinema was the single medium capable of ...
Number of pages: 175 | Publication Date: 2011-11 | ISBN-13: 9781934105405

The World of Madelon VriesendorpThe World of Madelon Vriesendorp
by Beatriz Colomina, Douglas Coupland, Charles Jencks
This book is a testament to the brilliant London-based Dutch artist who has made a unique contribution to the visual culture of architecture. Vriesendorp is best known as one of the co-founders of the Office of Metropolitan Architecture in the early 1970s, and her paintings and drawings from this period (published in Rem Koolhaas' Delirious New Yor ...
Number of pages: 328 | Publication Date: 2008-03-15 | ISBN-13: 9781902902630

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